Internet user figures for 2011 see third of the world online

Internet user figures for 2011 see third of the world online

“The Internet continued to see increased user numbers in 2011 with new figures compiled by Pingdom suggesting that a third of the world’s inhabitants are now online.

Based on Internet usage from the past 12 months Pingdom has revealed there are now around 2.1 billion people connected to the web with all browsing centred at the 555 million currently available websites.

Internet User Figures

Whilst 2.1 billion users might seem likes a staggering amount of online activity, this still leaves roughly two thirds of the world’s population without access to the Internet.

Eclipsing the number of online users is the number of registered email addresses with the 3.146 billion activated email addresses resulting in 71 per cent of all email traffic being spam.”

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