State of the Internet Explained In One Giant Infographic
“Here are some of the other points (the image itself is farther down):
- There’s no gender bias when it comes to the Internet; 74% of men use it, and so do 74% of women.
- The older people are, the less likely they are to use the Internet. 93% of people ages 18-29 use it, but only 38% of people 65+ do. 65 is where the big drop off happens, though; 70% of people 50 – 64 are online.
- As you might expect, the higher their income level, the more likely it is that someone has broadband access.
- Education is correlated as well. 94% of college grads are online, while only 39% of people with less than a high school education are.
- Internet use is up significantly in just the past five years. In 2005, 27% of people surveyed used the Internet “several times a day.” Now it’s 38%.
- 58% have a desktop computer. 46% have a laptop.
- Ages 25 – 44 make up the majority of people who blog. Only 7% of people under 25 do — that’s an even lower percentage than people 55 – 64! Have the youngsters latched on to other new media?
- 54% of bloggers consider themselves experts on whatever it is they’re blogging about.
- Norway is the country with the highest level of Internet penetration. The United States is in fifth place.
- Japan has the fastest Internet connections on average. No surprise there.
- The average mobile Internet connection clocks in at around 700 Kbps.”