Google posted the latest round-up of some of the most recent stats added to Google Internet Stats site:
- By the end of 2010, there'll be 2 billion internet users worldwide, as oppose to 361 million in 2000. To put that into perspective, that's barely two-thirds of the size of Facebook today.
(International Telecommunications Union, Oct'10)
- Worldwide Internet traffic has grown by 62% in 2010. The regions experiencing the fastest year on year growth -- Eastern Europe and India/South Asia, -- average traffic growth exceeded 100%, and Middle East -- traffic rose just under 100%.
(TeleGeography's Global Internet Geography, Oct'10)
- More than 1 in 5 people in the developing world are online.
(International Telecommuncations Union, Oct'10)
- 1 in 5 children in UK have gone without food or sleep to stay online.
(London School of Economics and Political Science, Nov'10)
- A quarter of 7-10s agree they would be 'lost' without the internet, rising to 46% of 11-14s. Over 90% of each group have internet access at home and majority also use internet at school.
(Youth TGI, November 2010)
- 25% of 11-14 age purchase clothes online, 23% purchase video games, 21% purchase DVDs, 20% purchase CDs and 18% purchase music downloads.
(Youth TGI, Nov'10)
- Over 2/3 of UK consumers aged 14 and older--roughly 26 million people--bought goods, travel or other services online at least once per month in 2010.
- The number of Brits making online purchases is expected to increase to 32.5 million by 2014.
(Verdict Research, Sep'10)
- This Christmas, it's predicted that £6.4 billion will be spent online, up from £5.5 billion in Dec'09.
- Every minute, 35 hours worth of content is uploaded to YouTube.
(YouTube Blog, Nov'10)
- Nearly 9 out of 10 UK internet users have used YouTube.
(Entertainment Media Research, Nov'10)
- Of YouTube Mobile Users, 70% use the mobile site at least once a day.