NetApps released, new C.I.A. data on how many internet users per country there are. It shows a large increase in the global percentage of Chinese users and a decrease in the global percentage of users from the U.S., U.K, Germany, France and other developed countries.
These geographic shifts in internet usage have an significant impact on the global usage share numbers starting in February. This adjustment corrects an increasing inaccuracy over time as population shifts occur and reflects reality more closely than unadjusted numbers. Country-level reporting is unaffected by this change.
"All of our global usage share reports are weighted based on C.I.A. data on how many internet users per country there are. For e.g., we've more data on the U.S. than China so we weight the Chinese data proportionaly higher according to the research provided by the C.I.A," stated NetApps.
For informational purposes, the following report shows the C.I.A. data: