You don’t need anyone to point out that the Internet has become increasingly popular over the last decade. We have seen the fascinating evolution of smartphones and other devices that enable quick and easy Internet access and this has been a key enabler in increased Internet usage.
This infographic shows some useful details and numbers in terms of how much the Internet is used in comparison to previous years. Did you know that out of the estimated almost 8 billion people in the world, over half are Internet users? And social media stats are equally impressive – there are over 3.2 social media users over the world. Facebook alone claims 2.2 billion monthly users and YouTube now has over 1.5 billion users. Browsing social media has become the first and last action that many people do in a day, as we find more exciting features and content to use and view via our apps.
Another crazy statistic is the number of times that people use Google. There are over 3.5 billion searches on Google each day and that is just accounting for the most popular search engine. As far as the future goes, we can expect to see increased usage of voice searches (already over 1 billion per month) and it is expected that drones will play a big part in the eCommerce sector. It is expected that there will be over 600,000 commercial drones by the end of 2018 and then who knows where it will go from there.
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There are also over 15.5 billion WordPress web page views every month, with website traffic from mobile phones increasing by 36% over the last five years. We can clearly see that everything points towards a world that is, even more, Internet orientated in the future.