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Exploring the World Wide Web
Happy Wednesday! Today, we explore all things Internet. How has the number of worldwide Internet users changed over the last 30 years? We also dive into the most popular websites based on the amount of monthly traffic received. How many of the top 5 have you visited in the last week? And finally we visualise the cost of the Internet, measuring it based on the % of monthly income.
How has internet adoption changed over time?
Around 30 years ago in 1995, only 0.4% of the world population were Internet users. However, over the years this has increased significantly and by December 2022 around 70% of the entire world now uses the Internet. Unsurprisingly, China has the largest number of Internet users in the world, given its large population, at 1.05B!
Which sites have the highest traffic?
The visualisation below shows which sites receive the highest monthly traffic, based on June 2023 data. It is no surprise that Google takes top spot as this is the most popular search engine in the world and is generally the first website any of us goes to. Other top spots are taken by social media sites such as Facebook and Reddit.
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The cost of the Internet
The map below shows how the cost of the Internet varies across different countries. In order to account for different countries’ cost of living, we visualised the cost of the Internet according to the median monthly income for that country. Based on this, Mali has the most expensive Internet in the world, with the cost being over 150% of monthly income!
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