The Internet: Over One Billion Served

Sounds like McDonalds. The Internet has hit the one billion mark. Biggest player is China. Heres the line up, courtesy of Comscore. HT: thenextweb.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Dan Wilt says:

    Help me Andrew. One billion peops?
    Is the drama to emphasize the Internet’s communication/social networking power, or to pop a cork on a bottle of cyber champagne?
    Just kidding. I thought it would be more than a billion, but I guess I should get my groove on and be more excited.
    Wired Magazine suggests the high data flowing on the net, along with our capacity to store terabytes of data from space, petri dishes and more, is making scientific and social “hypotheses” irrelevant.
    We can actually take in the data, analyze it, and skip the guess stage.
    Fascinating on a social level. The power in the wrong hands (marketing engines) could prove fatal.
    Thanks for the excitement on a Monday.

  • Dennis says:

    Wow. I was surprised to see Mexico on the list with 1.2% of the world’s internet audience. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gennaro says:

    I need to convert my posts to Chinese. Then again, the traffic can’t be measured because of gov’t regulations. English, it is.

  • Carlo says:

    yes – funny also that the bulk of the emerging church online discussions seem to take place in only 3 of the countries listed above (US, UK, Canada).
    gives us a bit of perspective and shows that we probably need to work to make the conversation more global and (with countries like China, India and Brazil listed), less western.

  • andrew says:

    i try to put links to the other countries on this blog, especially when we have just met in person, but since they blog in their own language, its more of a respectful nod than a link to resources.
    and to be honest, i tend to favor international bloggers who blog in English so my blog links are biased.
    but thanks for bringing this up. its a huge world out there and much bigger than our countries and our language.

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