New Stats for 2017

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The main stats table, which we call "the Big Picture", has new stats. Right now, for 2017 world population we have an estimate of 7,519,028,970 persons and for Internet users we have 3,739,698,500 users. These numbers give a global Internet Penetration of 49.7%, this means that aproximately half of the world's population is using the Internet. These numbers are amazing and a very good sign for the future!

We say this because in general terms, communities that use the Internet enjoy a better quality of life. This is happening all over the world, in all regions, according to our research work.

OECD Update

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The OECD stats page has been updated and the country GDP per capita data has been added. The purpose here is to initiate a research project regarding the influence of Internet usage on the economic progress of the world countries, and its effect on the gross domestic product. IWS will try to determine the existence of a positive correlation between these two variables.

The OECD 2017 Stats

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IWS has started to update the stats tables. The OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – has 35 member states and their latest population and Internet Users figures have been updated and can be seen here. (Click on this post's title to activate the link.)

2017 World Stats

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Welcome to the fifteenth year of Internet World Stats website! Our team is already researching all the best and most reliable world data sources to find the latest world population and Internet users for year-end 2016 and 2017 year-start. It is a big job and a big responsibility. As the information comes in from the field, we will process it and upload the data. This publishing work will take a few weeks, so please visit our website frequently to keep up-to-date on the progress.

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New Menu Link

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The IWS website has a new surfing procedure.The big and heavy links menu located in the footer of all the website pages is being removed. It is replaced by a new general website MENU. On the right side of the header links menu, a new link has been added called MENU, which corresponds to the website content menu. We hope that you like it.

With this change we expect faster loading of IWS webpages and faster website navigation.