24 6 / 2012

Great search tips from a Google Research Scientist on how to get the best out of Google Search Engine… (Some of these were new to me!)

28 4 / 2012

Really interesting study, noting that Asia not only has the largest Internet population, but that it is also growing the fastest by quite some margin. Also:

  • Looking at just relative growth, Africa and the Middle East have increased the most, quadrupling the number of Internet users in each region.

futurejournalismproject:

The Internet’s Population Doubled Over the Last Five Years

Royal Pingdom susses out some interesting trends about the world’s 2.27 billion Internet users:

  • Africa has gone from 34 million to 140 million, a 317% increase.
  • Asia has gone from 418 million to over 1 billion, a 143% increase.
  • Europe has gone from 322 million to 501 million, a 56% increase.
  • The Middle East has gone from 20 to 77 million, a 294% increase.
  • North America has gone from 233 to 273 million, a 17% increase.
  • Latin America (South & Central America) has gone from 110 to 236 million, a 114% increase.
  • Oceania (including Australia) has gone from 19 to 24 million, a 27% increase.

They also note that Asia’s Internet population is almost double the entire Internet population was in 2007.

(via mercycorps)

18 2 / 2012

Visited a few independently owned cyber cafes in Delhi, this is where 27% of India’s 120 million internet users access the web.

Visited a few independently owned cyber cafes in Delhi, this is where 27% of India’s 120 million internet users access the web.