Internet Population Hits 1 Billion


Posted January 26, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

If things have been feeling a little claustrophobic on your Internets lately, here's why: There are over a billion people on the 'Net, not including minors or mobile internet users, according to comScore.

"Surpassing one billion global users is a significant landmark in the history of the internet," said Magid Abraham, president and chief executive of comScore. "It is a monument to the increasingly unified global community in which we live, and reminds us that the world truly is becoming more flat."

The U.S. is second among countries: Residents of the U.S. make up over 16 percent of the population of the internet. China makes up 17.8 percent of 'Net users, followed by Japan, Germany and The United Kingdom.

While I'm worried that the tubes will clog up with people, I'm happy that, now that there are a billion people on the internet, we'll finally be able to determine whether Kirk could beat Picard.


Internet Population Hits 1 Billion


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