Reaching The Online Generation

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Recent Internet Statistics

Posted on | January 6, 2009 |

1,463,632,361 total estimated internet users as of Q2 2008.  That is approximately 21.9 % of the total population of the world in Q2 2008. (http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm)

Internet Users in the World by Geographic Regions

(Updated Q2 2008 – visit http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm for a cool chart of this info.)

  1. Asia with 578.5 million users.
  2. Europe with 384.6 million users.
  3. North America with 248.2 million users.
  4. Latin America/ Caribbean with 139.0 million users
  5. Africa with 51.1 million users.
  6. Middle East with 41.9 million users.
  7. Oceania/Australia with 20.2 million users.

Internet World Users by Language

Top 10 (by Q2 2008 - http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm)

  1. English with 430.8 million users.
  2. Chinese with 276.2 million users.
  3. Spanish with 124.7 million users.
  4. Japanese with 94.0 million users.
  5. French with 68.2 million users.
  6. German with 61.2 million users.
  7. Arabic with 59.9 million users.
  8. Portuguese with million 58.2 users.
  9. Korean with 34.8 million users.
  10. Italian with 34.7 million users.
  11. The rest of the languages have 220.9 million users.

Top 10 Social Networking Sites (World)

(http://www.alexa.com/browse?&CategoryID=6309075 as of 8:04am CST, January 06, 2009)

  1. Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
  2. Myspace  (http://www.myspace.com)
  3. Hi5 (http://www.hi5.com)
  4. Flickr (http://www.flickr.com)
  5. Friendster (http://www.friendster.com)
  6. Skyrock (http://www.skyrock.com)
  7. Tagged (http://www.tagged.com)
  8. LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com)
  9. Orkut (http://www.orkut.com)
  10. Fotolog (http://fotolog.net)

Top 10 Religious Sites

(http://www.alexa.com/browse?&CategoryID=373 as of 8:11am CST, January 06, 2009)

(I’m not going to include the URLs.  You can get them from Alexa if you want.)

  1. Islam Way
  2. Bible Gateway
  3. IVillage Horoscopes
  4. Tarot.com
  5. Islam Online.net
  6. LDS.org
  7. Beliefnet
  8. The Jerusalem Post
  9. Astrodienst
  10. Christian Book Distributors

Top Searches on Google for 2008 (USA)

(http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2008/mind.html)

  • Top ‘Who is’ search – ‘Who is Obama?’
  • Top ‘What is’ search – ‘What is love?’
  • Top ‘How to’ search – ‘How to draw?’

The top ‘Who is’ search in 2007 was, ‘Who is God?’

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Comments

6 Responses to “Recent Internet Statistics”

  1. Joe Philipson
    January 6th, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

    Very interesting… thanks for compiling and posting.

  2. Church of God
    January 6th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

    Great lists, but I’m sold on the reasoning of having sites like IVillage Horoscopes and Tarot.com considered religious sites!?

  3. Paul
    January 6th, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

    Yeah, I know. Alexa is the one who categorizes the sites.

    If you think about it, though, divination is one of the earliest forms of animism.

  4. Paul
    January 6th, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Joe.

  5. Jon D. Wilke
    February 12th, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    Thanks for the stats Paul. As always, you’ve got a great blog going here. Keep up the good work brother.
    Jon D. Wilke

  6. Paul
    February 12th, 2009 @ 7:55 am

    Thanks, Jon! I appreciate the encouragement! That baby of yours is beautiful! Love seeing pictures of you and your family in Facebook!
    -Paul

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