So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How many users? Judging by a new survey, you are one of the 2.1 billion people who use the Internet every day. According to the report released by statistics site Pingdom, 44% of those people are based in Asia. Yes, gamers are sucking up almost half of the world’s Internet.
Europe came in second with 23% or 476.2 million users and North America third with 10% or 271.1 million users (pretty odd right?). Some additional interesting facts about the report:
- 95.5 million.com domains were registered live by the end of 2011
- The most popular email client remains Microsoft Outlook with 27.6%
- 71% of email traffic of November 2011 is considered to be spam
- China has the largest Internet population: 485 million
- 45% of the population present on the internet was under 25 of age
- There are more instant messenger accounts than there are social networking accounts.
- There are 3.15 billion registered email accounts, which is 3 times more than the total number of users.
- Facebook remains the king of social media with 800 million accounts, a quarter of which have been created in 2011.