Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BBC News - Internet users to exceed 2 billion by the end of 2010

A timely planetary reality check

One third of the world's population will be online by the end of the year, according to United Nations statistics.

The number of people online has doubled to two billion in the last five years, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said.

Of the 226m new net users that have come online this year, more than two thirds are from developing countries.

BBC News - Internet users to exceed 2 billion by the end of 2010

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