Watching 50% of Humanity Go Online Over a Single Day is Pretty Mesmerizing

And it turns out that everyone, everywhere, eventually switches off and goes to bed. Well, almost.

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Global Connectivity

First, let’s take a look at the really big picture.

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Global connectivity over pseudo-24h in March 2019. By retaining all observations in UTC, intra-diurnal cycles are strongly evident as daylight arrives from right to left in the figure. Data from the Monash University IP Observatory; visualisation in Kepler.gl.

Europe

Having zoomed in, what’s now immediately obvious, is the differences in density of the points on the map. Belgium, for instance, is notably off the charts compared to, say, France.

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European connectivity over pseudo-24h in March 2019. Data from the Monash University IP Observatory; visualisation in Kepler.gl.

East Asia

If you are like us, the remarkable feature of the East Asian visualisation is the immaculately coordinated and thickly described rise and fall of connectivity in India.

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East Asian connectivity over pseudo-24h in March 2019. Data from the Monash University IP Observatory; visualisation in Kepler.gl.

North America

As with Europe, the evening bump is unmistakable, arriving like a fiery pulse just as the day’s connectivity seems to have worn itself out.

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North American connectivity over pseudo-24h in March 2019. Data from the Monash University IP Observatory; visualisation in Kepler.gl.

The Continent Still Largely Off the Map

For all the insights of remote, global internet activity measurement, there is one more insight that arises not from the sparks of light, but from depths of the dark.



Insights @ Monash University IP Observatory

The IP Observatory by @therealSodaLabs at Monash University…

The Monash IP Observatory

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Internet insights for social good from our global observational and analysis platform, Monash University, Australia. ip-observatory.org @IP_Observatory

Insights @ Monash University IP Observatory

The IP Observatory by @therealSodaLabs at Monash University (Australia) observes, in near real time, the quality of the internet at any location on the globe. Here we share timely insights and context, with visual flair, for social good.

The Monash IP Observatory

Written by

Internet insights for social good from our global observational and analysis platform, Monash University, Australia. ip-observatory.org @IP_Observatory

Insights @ Monash University IP Observatory

The IP Observatory by @therealSodaLabs at Monash University (Australia) observes, in near real time, the quality of the internet at any location on the globe. Here we share timely insights and context, with visual flair, for social good.

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