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Saturday, January 31, 2009

PL 13/09: One billion internet users

Filed under: Uncategorized — plinius @ 9:36 pm

hainan-girlMore than one billion people are now using the internet. One out of six come from China – which has just passed the United States in the total number of users.

Girl from Hainan.

This is reported in a press release from comScore on January 23, 2009.

  1. China – 180 million unique users 15+ in December 2008
  2. United States – 163 million
  3. Japan – 60 million
  4. Germany – 37 million
  5. United Kingdom – 37 million
  6. France – 34 million
  7. India – 32 million
  8. Russia – 29 million
  9. Brazil – 28 million
  10. South Korea – 27 million
  11. Canada – 22 million
  12. Italy – 21 million
  13. Spain – 18 million
  14. Mexico – 12 million
  15. Netherlands – 12 million

The biggest supplier is Google

  1. Google Sites – 776 million unique users 15+ in December 2008 = 77% of the potential audience
  2. Microsoft Sites – 647 million = 64%
  3. Yahoo! Sites – 563 million = 56%
  4. AOL LLC – 273 million = 27%
  5. Wikimedia Foundation Sites – 273 million = 27%
  6. eBay – 241 million = 24%
  7. Facebook.COM – 222 million = 22%
  8. Amazon Sites – 187 million = 19%
  9. CBS Corporation – 179 million = 18%
  10. Fox Interactive Media – 173 million = 17%
  11. Ask Network – 165 million = 16%
  12. Apple Inc. – 162 million= 16%
  13. Tencent Inc. – 159 million = 16%
  14. Baidu.com Inc. – 152 million = 15%
  15. Adobe Sites – 124 million = 12%
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