Internet stat-tracker ComScore has just announced that it reckons that world internet usage topped one billion in December 2008, 14.9% of the estimated population of the world in July 08. Asia-Pacific, including China, sent the most users, followed by Europe, followed by North America. However, the USA comes second in the ranking by country after China, with the UK in fifth.
Interestingly the stats don’t include access from public computers, like internet cafes, or access from mobile phones. In reality, therefore, the figure’s likely to be considerably higher. About 77% of the world uses Google to search, which is a massive figure, and Wikipedia is fifth in the most-viewed-websites list, with 27% of the world visiting it. Facebook sits in seventh.
Press Release (via TheNextWeb)