Just when you begin to think that the Internet has become a way of life for the planet, you read a few Internet usage stats from Nua. According to the folks at Nua, just less than 10% of the world’s population has access to the Internet.
“At the end of May 2002, approximately 580.78 million people around the world had access to the Net, up from 407.1 million in December 2000.”
The Internet is still very much a country club with restricted membership.
And while this is sad, I’m excited to see that the makeup of the membership is changing. For starters, Americans aren’t the majority any longer:
“For the first time ever, Europe has the highest number of people with access to the Internet. There are now 185.83 million Europeans online, compared to 182.3 million in the US and Canada and 167.86 million in Asia/Pacific.”
For more stats, click here.