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Internet Usage Statistics -Global Internet Access Users Total Numbers Growth & World Traffic Trend

Updated on May 2, 2012
Internet usage statistics
Internet usage statistics

Internet is a place of tremendous growth, every day world wide web is being populated with millions of new users, which in numbers are more than human population growth rate of many countries of the world. Internet usage statics or the statistics of the total internet users is being well-documented by many useful statistical sites/companies to record this explosive technical evolution period we are passing through now-certainly its time of major change of the way we used to view our world even 15 years back. To give you a clear picture of the current Internet growth in many technical areas including geographically, I will love share with you some of the important stats of Internet users pattern.

Number of Internet Users:

Upto the end of September 2009, the total number of global Internet users were 1.73 billion-this was a 18% increase than 2008. Asia holds the record of the highest number of Internet users:738 million, the second highest Internet users are European-418 million. The third highest number Internet users live in North America-179 million.

How many emails are sent everyday in our world?

On an average, everyday around 247 billions emails are being transferred over the Net. In 2009 only, over 90 trillion emails have been either received or sent by Internet users. Some other interesting facts are:

  • In 2008 total number of emails users were only 1400 millions!
  • In 2009, 100-million new email users joined the Internet.
  • 81% of the total emails sent were spam!
  • In 2009, spam email increased almost 24% in comparison to 2008
  • Every day the over 200 billions spam mails are sent

Lesson learned-We love to spam more rather than doing useful work

Internet Access Statistics
Internet Access Statistics

How many websites are in Internet?

Until December 2009, there were over 230 million websites including my personal three web sites. In 2009, www got flooded with newly added 47 million web sites!

Popular web servers of the web?

Apache server, in 2009, got 13% more visitors than 2008. On the same year, Microsoft’s IIS server popularity decreased significantly, almost 24 % decrease than 2008. On the other hand Google’s GFI got 35 % more site than its previous year’s site hosing record.

How many domain names are there at present?

At the end of 2009, total number of registered .com domain was slightly over than 81.8 million, whereas .net domain was only 12.3 million. The total number of top domain, including country code top domain, was 187 million.

Social Media Statistics 2009:

  • Total number of blogs-126 million
  • Total number of daily tweets-273million
  • 57% Twitter users live in USA
  • The most followed Twitter user is Ashton Kutcher (Actor)-4.2 million
  • Total facebook users were-350 million
  • 50% of the face book users log on to Facebook at least once a day.

Total pictures in Internet in 2009:

  • Flicker has almost 4 billion shared pictures
  • Every month 2.5 billion photos are uploaded in Facebook

Internet Video Statistics:

  • Each day at least one Billion Youtube Videos are watched
  • In USA, each month around 12 billion Youtube video are watched
  • Every month each Internet user watch 182 Youtube video on each month
  • 82% US Internet users watch Youtube

In US, Online Video Market total Youtube market share was 39.4%.

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      8 years ago

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    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      Happyboomernurse-Most of emails sent are spams,I doubt this figure is true to Internet marketer as well.Thank you very much :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for all the research you did on this article. The statistics were mind boggling, especially for spam. Thank goodness we were cutting down trees to send spam through cyberspace.

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      I also can't imagine living without Internet.Only a small percentage of the net users fall into the category of Internet marketers and some of them actually do the spamming.I think spamming will lessen as Internet keep evolving into more mature system.Thank you so much :)

    • Anita Koppens profile image

      Anita Koppens 

      8 years ago

      The Internet is just so easy to use...I can't imagine going back to a pre-Internet era. I don't know if I agree with the comment that we love to spam more than doing useful work though. I believe that it's likely that a relatively small percentage of overall Internet users are doing the spamming...kind of like the 80/20 rule.

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      Don Turnblade 

      8 years ago

      1.73 billion users with breach cleanup coats of $204/record

      leads to a break even full Internet security budget of 353 billion.

      If all 1.73 billion users accesses each computer 1/year.

      I would expect 7 breaches per each computer per year, so the real security need

      is 7 times higher, 2.47 Trillion per year.

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      Thank you Maita, From now on I will always put my comment capsule with every hub :)

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      9 years ago from US

      staggering isnt it, you are great you have lots of information, Thank you andromida, I always visit your site but then I cant comment at times no capsule, take care! maita

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      Lady_E-Thank you.Still 1.73 billion Internet users,where we have over 7 billion world population :)

      Greatipadbuy-Gald to have your sweet comment and welcome to hubpages.How ipods are selling now-a-days-any stats. :)

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      9 years ago from Houston

      Short and sweet Internet stats. Very much up to date. Thanks!

    • Lady_E profile image


      9 years ago from London, UK

      Wow. A lot of interesting info here. I thought the amount of people using it was in the Millions. I'm glad I read your Hub - now I know its in the Billions.

      Thanks for this info. Have a great week. :)

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      Thank you fireball.Indeed we are becoming more dependent on machine-living in a machine world unknowingly. I guess Google bot is ruling my hubs and the rest of the Internet world.Robot ruling a country-not a bad ideas-let me think..:)

    • fireball* profile image


      9 years ago

      We just hope that humans will still exist in the future 100 years from now.And I just wish the people should be aware of how dependent we became to electronic devices.We should starting asking ourselves the following questions:

      Would you like to have a robot rule your country or a machine to live with?Just a thought anyway..:)


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