A 6th of the world uses the net. Almost.

  spikeychris 19:31 16 Aug 2005

There are 6,420,102,722 people on earth and Internet usage is running at 938,710,929

Some more interesting stats as you scroll down the page.

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  Pooke 19:34 16 Aug 2005

I'll sleep better knowing that.

  stalion 19:42 16 Aug 2005

and most of them are on this forum no wonder we have some problems

  Jackcoms 20:10 16 Aug 2005

I think the more interesting statistic is what the hell are the other five-sixths doing with their time?

  Pooke 21:40 16 Aug 2005

Sitting round holding hands and singing songs together.

  Jackcoms 21:42 16 Aug 2005

So they're all at Glastonbury then? :-)

  Forum Editor 08:03 20 Aug 2005

(although I'm not sure if it's included in your link) is that China now has around 85 million people connected to the internet.

When I first started going there regularly on business - back in 1997 - the internet was almost unheard of there. On my last trip to Beijing a few months back, everyone seemed to be online, and all the talk in the meetings I attended was of the way that fast internet connections would open up China as far as off-sourcing work was concerned. In my sphere of operations the Internet is doing more to push China forward than anything else, and as Internet access spreads in the country we're going to see some interesting developments.

  stalion 21:46 20 Aug 2005

do they want to join the forum and could we cope if they did?

  Forum Editor 23:26 20 Aug 2005

Quite a few of them have joined us, and I expect that more will do so in the future.

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