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Complete Guide to Internet Statistics and Demographics
by Enrique De
I have been on the Internet for a
few years now and, if I remember correctly, one of the first
questions I had from the very beginning about the web was "How
Many People are Using the Internet?"
I started to search for a reply to this very simple question and
I started to get many different answers. The numbers were
incomplete and the ones available were generally from many years
back. Research reports with full information by specialized
firms were available but for purchase at a high price...
Out of personal curiosity, more than for any other reason, I
decided to start writing down all the countries I could find with
the number of Internet users. Slowly at first, the list started
to grow. Soon the help of an Excel dBase became necessary. More
countries were added and updated figures started to come in.
The percentage of the population using the Internet in each
country was investigated in order to complete the information.
This number is called the Internet Penetration Rate and is
expressed as a percentage. Once again, the need for accurate
updated population statistics in my data base. These are very
dynamic numbers and change constantly.
To make this story short, and to save you the reader much time
and frustration, I decided to publish the Internet Usage
Information and share it with everyone interested in Internet
Market Research and in the growth and evolution of the wide world
web that became the Internet. That is the story behind the
Internet World Stats web site.
The following data reports regarding Internet Usage, Penetration and
Population are available for free online viewing:
More information on Internet
Statistics and Demographics links can be found in the Dmoz
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About the Author:
Enrique De Argaez is the webmaster of the "Internet World Stats" website. Since
2000 he has been collecting Internet Usage Statistics for over
233 countries and regions of the world, and publishing the data
for free use by the academia, the global business community
and the general public. For more information on Internet World
Usage, visit his web site at: http://www.InternetWorldStats.com