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Internet World Stats News
Number 005 -
Internet Usage Update Q1-05
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Welcome again to your personal edition of
the IWS Newsletter. On this occasion we do have important
news. The Internet big picture got bigger, and we tell you all
about it below.
Search Engines have become very important to everyday Internet
use. In their effort to provide more and better services, the SE
keep adding features and additional services. Today we report on
Google's define feature.
If you missed any of our previous newsletter issues, you can
check them out in the Newsletter Archives at the IWS website.
Internet Usage Update for
Internet World Stats has updated its
statistics to 888 million Internet users as of March, 2005. This
figure corresponds to a global penetration rate of 13.9%, up from
previous 12.7% worldwide penetration at the end of 2004.
The largest increase in Internet usage corresponds to Asia with
36 million users, next is Europe with 29 million. Smaller usage
increases were observed for the Middle East with 2 million and
the Americas with 4 million users. All the statistics tables have
been updated and the layout improved with alternating colored
lines. Check them out at world stats.
Search Engines are very important to
everyday Internet use. In their effort to provide more and better
services, SE keep adding features and additional services. For
example, everybody knows that the Google search window can be
used as a powerful calculator. But other features are not so well
Google can give you the definition for a word or a phrase in
English. To use this feature, simply type the word "define," then
a space, and then the word(s) you want defined. If Google has
seen a definition for the word or phrase on the Web, it will
retrieve that information and display it at the top of your
search results page.
You can also get a list of only definitions for a word by
including the special operator "define:" with no space between it
and the term you want defined. For example, the search
[define:statistics] will show you a list of definitions for
"statistics" gathered from various online sources by Google.
The two methods work very well for defining words in English.
Both methods are useful, the results obtained are different of
Gmail Account Winners
The confirmation letters were sent to the
four lucky Gmail account winners for the first 4 months of the
year. Good news about Gmail, Google has increased its mailbox
capacity to 2,000 MB, a huge space for all your email needs. Some
of the benefits of Gmail are the large storage space, easy
labeling of messages (instead of sorting into folders), and quick
Google-powered searching. Any active IWS Newsletter may request a
free personal Gmail account from us. Use this contact form for requesting your account.
That's all for today. Stay tuned every month for the latest
Internet usage statistics news from IWS NEWS.
Enrique de Argaez,
editor and webmaster
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