The rapid surge in the use of the Internet is indubitably one of the most incredible developments in the last few decades. Internet World Stats (2015) estimates that nearly three-and-half billion people are currently using the Internet globally, representing over 700 percent growth in a decade.
Almost 4.66 billion people were active internet users as of October 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population.
China ranks first in a top of countries with most internet users. Countries with the highest number of internet users as of December 2019 (in millions)
|Number of internet users in millions|
As of January 2020, the number of internet users in the Philippines grew to 73 million people, accounting for more than half of the total population.
Most popular online activities of adult internet users in the United States as of November 2019
|Share of internet users|
|Using text messaging or instant messaging||92.3%|
|Watching video online||74.3%|
|Using online social networks||73.7%|
There are still vast disparities between the internet access rates of male and female online users in global regions worldwide. In 2019, 20.2 percent of Africa’s female population had online access, compared to 37.1 percent of men. In the Americas, the share of female online access was 77 percent.
Countries Without Internet Access Belarus. Burma. China. Cuba. Egypt. Iran. North Korea. Saudi Arabia.
Distribution of global online visitors to Google.com as of November 2018, by country
|Percentage of visitors|
Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day. More than one billion questions have been asked on Google Lens. 63 percent of Google’s US organic search traffic originated from mobile devices.
During the measured period, the United States were ranked first with over 167 million monthly active YouTube users. Brazil was ranked second with close to 70 million YouTube MAU, followed by Russia with 47.4 million monthly active users.
As of June 2020, Comclark provided the fastest internet speed of 22.5 Mbps in the Philippines. Converge ICT Solutions was the next fastest internet service provider with an internet download speed of 21.4 Mbps.
As of the third quarter of 2019, Facebook and YouTube were the most popular social media platforms in the Philippines. Within the same period, Filipinos spent nearly four hours online on social media. In 2020, Facebook’s user population was over 800 million in Asia.
In the third quarter of 2020, the average daily time spent using the internet among the surveyed respondents in the Philippines was approximately 10.6 hours. In addition, the surveyed respondents spent approximately 3.5 hours on social media. 6 дней назад