Internet to exceed 2 billion users this year

By on October 19, 2010, 7:55 PM
According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Internet will claim home to two billion users by the end of this year. That's nearly a third of the world's total population (currently estimated at about 6.9 billion) converging on one digital medium. The number of people online has doubled over the last five years, and the organization estimates that more than 226 million people joined the party in 2010 alone.


At that growth rate, the ITU believes more than half of all people will be online in the next five years. By the end of 2010, about 71% of the population in developed countries will be online compared to 21% of the population in developing regions. Some 65% of Europeans will be online this year, which compares to 55% in the Americas, 21.9% in Asia Pacific, and 9.6% in Africa. About 8% of those users will have access to broadband speeds.




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Guest said:

Does that mean we will run out of ipv4 addresses sooner than we thought?

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

Does that mean we will run out of ipv4 addresses sooner than we thought?

No, it just means we will soon run out of porn.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Correct my logic if you will, but wouldn't more users = more demand = more porn?

tengeta tengeta said:

Well since we haven't made the number a majority we must be racist or something.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Correct my logic if you will, but wouldn't more users = more demand = more porn?

Well it would be more appropriate in this way:

more users = more demand = more porn = more money for porn industry

bakape said:

Matthew said:

Correct my logic if you will, but wouldn't more users = more demand = more porn?

yup

ElShotte ElShotte said:

Agree with above. Now correct my logic if you think I'm wrong:

More Internet Users + More Porn = More Websites

It's a good time to be a web developer.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Matthew said:

Correct my logic if you will, but wouldn't more users = more demand = more porn?

No, look at it this way:

More porn stars BROWSING the web instead of working + More demand + Less supply = Less porn. I mean, there's only so much porn.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Lol, who am I kidding. I was just doing some casual trolling.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Basically everyone from Mathew and later, agree that this growth is driven by porn; which is a weird conclusion.

vangrat said:

Archean said:

Basically everyone from Mathew and later, agree that this growth is driven by porn; which is a weird conclusion.

You obviously do not understand what the internet is for!

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