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Internet World Stats News

Number 030 - January, 2008

2007 Fourth Quarter Stats

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Internet World Stats has published the New Internet statistics for December 31, 2007. In this newsletter we inform you about all the latest findings, trends and growth for Internet usage in the main geographical regions.

Completely new graphics have been created to illustrate the statistics. These charts show total Internet users and penetration by world regions and countries, world population is compared in another graph. For the first time a graph comparing 2000 - 2007 Internet growth in each world region has been included. This is exclusive and original information created inhouse by our staff here at IWS, product of our own research. We hope you find it useful.

New statistics or rankings are published as they become available in the
IWS blog , where you can find information regarding the latest Internet usage statistics and website changes and updates.

Enjoy reading your personal issue of the IWS Newsletter and don’t forget to update or cancel your subscription at aweber (see below).

2007 Q4 World Internet Stats

Internet World Stats has published new statistics for Internet users as of December 31, 2007. According to our latest estimates the total number of Internet users in the world is 1,319,872,109, figure that corresponds to a global penetration rate of 20.0 percent.

Current detailed estimates by world geographic regions and graphics are available at
Internet world stats.

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Internet Seven Year Growth

Internet continues to expand worldwide. This expansion is evident in all regions, however, at very different rates. This is quite normal due to cultural, social, and economic factors prevailing in each part of the world.

The following table gives the seven year growth rates (2000 to 2007) for each region of the world, estimated according to the Internet World Stats database.

Internet Usage Growth 2000 - 2007
by World Regions




Growth (%)




882.7 %

America, Caribbean



969.9 %

America, Central



708.0 %

America, North



120.2 %

America, South



445.6 %




346.6 %




231.2 %

Middle East



920.2 %

Oceania, Australia



151.6 %

Total World



225.0 %

Source: , accessed on December 31, 2007.
Note: Mexico is included in Central America, and Turkey is included in Europe.
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Please take note that the growth rates shown are affected by the starting point situation in 2000 for each region. Internet propagation started in 1995 and certain countries and regions were "early adopters". Other territories and regions are "late adopters". Logically they are behind the rest of the world in the Internet penetration numbers and today show high growth rates, corresponding to their efforts to obtain Internet usage benefits in their areas. Some territories are "laggards", and will take a long time to adopt Internet usage.

There are 39 countries and territories in the world that have over 50% Internet penetration rates., and can rightly be considered as having a highly developed
digital culture.

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Recommended Web Sites

The World Clocks - one of the most interesting things to observe is the dynamic nature of world population, and the constant change in all things related to life on Earth. We have found a very interesting "World Clock", showing the world population dynamics, births, deaths, and several other variables. This one example has been customized to show the new and the total Internet users, the number of computers produced every second, and so forth.

Mondag, launched in August 1994, is a comprehensive electronic resource that provides legal, regulatory and financial commentary and information supplied directly by hundreds of the world's leading professional advisors, covering over 70 countries. To visit, click here

Quintura is a visual search engine. It extracts keywords from search results and builds a word cloud. By clicking words in the cloud, you refine your query. Visit and test this new search engine at
Quintura .

Thank you for reading this newsletter and for visiting our websites.

Kind regards to all,

Enrique de Argaez, PE, MBA,
editor and webmaster
Miniwatts Marketing Group

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