Global Internet usage tops 1.3 billion

    February 8, 2008
    WebProNews Staff

Once upon a time, few outside of the scientific community knew of the World Wide Web, not to mention email or newsgroups. Internet usage continues to rise dramatically since the advent of the Web.

Internet World Stats contains some interesting figures about Internet usage. The historical difference between December 1995 and December 2007. Much has changed since IE replaced Netscape and Mosaic as the browsers of choice among the majority of Internet users.

In December 1995, IDC said 16 million users, 0.4 percent of the population globally, used the Internet.

Twelve years later, Internet World Stats updated that to 1.3 billion global Internet users, 20 percent of the planet.

Global village? More like a Sprawl in our view. That’s a lot of people hitting their computers for Britney Spears updates, no matter how one looks at the data.