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Nothing sends a clearer signal of your nerd abilities than quoting interesting internet facts to friends so we have gathered a few together for you to impress your buddies - probably - there's no promise they will stay friends after this but it is all rather interesting!

Figures curated and accurate as of March 2020

Who is browsing the web? Here's a breakdown per country of web users (2019)

  • Asia: 50.7%
  • Europe: 16.0%
  • Africa: 11.5%
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: 10.0%
  • North America: 7.2%
  • Middle East: 3.9%
  • Oceania/Australia: 0.6%

Internet usage fluctuates substantially depending on various factors in different regions of the world. With a world population of roughly 7.7 billion and climbing, 4.48 billion use the Internet globally.

In terms of countries, as of March 2019, China has the most active users, at 829 million. India hosts the second-highest number, with a total of 560 million, followed by the United States in third place, with 292.89 million.

Regions with far fewer internet users included Africa and the Middle East. English remains the most used language online, being used by over 25% of users.

Who are the fastest growing users?

You'd be surprised!

Statistics for the fastest growing online populations are reflective in yearly user growth, as of January 2019. The Western Sahara region demonstrated the fastest growing online population, at a rate of 364%.

This is followed by Djibouti in second place, at a rate of 203%, and Tanzania in third, with 173%.

But what about domain name registration?

Ever wondered why that brilliant name you thought up has already been registered?

Based on domain name registrations, there are 370,954,537 websites online. Of these, 50,555,429 are new generic top-level domains (ngTLDs), while 185,065,885 are generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and 135,333,223 are country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).

TLD refers to top-level domains for website registration, which is ever-growing as the Internet evolves. With the largest share, 42.48% of domains are registered with .com, while .net comes in second with 4.30%, followed closely by .tk with 4.0%, and .de in fourth place with 3.87%, and .cn with 3.83%.

While 32.5% of registered domains are from unknown countries, the United States garners the largest known share, with 26.25%. In the second place, is China, with 8.15%, followed by Canada, with 3.41%. In the fourth place, the Netherlands, with 3.41%, followed by hidden countries, with 3.30%.

Who gets the most traffic?

Google.com is the most visited website in the world, with 42.46 billion visits per month. Youtube.com is in second place with 23.35 billion per month, followed by Facebook.com at 22.30 billion. In the fourth place, is Baidu.com with 10.45 billion per month, followed by Wikipedia.org with 5.33 billion.

The phenomena of social media

Facebook.com is the most used social media site with 22.30 billion monthly visitors and 2.38 billion active monthly users as of June 2019, followed by Twitter.com with 3.92 billion visitors and 321 million active users. Instagram.com in third place with 2.67 billion visitors and 1 billion active users.

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So you do e-commerce - do you do it like these guys?

Amazon.com is the most visited e-commerce and shopping website with 236 billion visitors, followed by eBay.com with 809.98 million. AliExpress.com is in third place, with 679.45 million. In the fourth place, is Amazon.de, followed by Taobao.com.

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As of April 2019, there were 4 billion mobile internet users across the globe. In February 2019, Asia and Africa were at the top of mobile-first markets, with Nigeria in the lead for mobile internet usage, followed by India, with Ghana in the third place, followed by Kenya. For 2019, average daily mobile internet usage was forecasted at 132 minutes per day, up from 2018 consumption of 122 minutes.

As mobile data usage continued to increase in 2010, desktop internet usage decreased dramatically before leveling out in early 2017. As of January 2019, around 53.2% of Internet users browse with a mobile device, while only 43.99% browse via desktop, and 2.72% via a tablet.

Okay so you're still online?

Here's something to really get the party started...

How much filth is being looked for online?

Every Second:

  • 28,258 users are watching pornography on the internet.
  • £2,661.77 is being spent on pornography on the internet.
  • 372 people are typing the word "adult" into a search engine.

Every Day:

  • 37 pornographic videos are created in the United States alone.
  • 2.5 billion emails containing porn are sent or received.
  • 68 million search queries related to pornography - 25% of total searches - are generated. 

But the worst of it is...

116,000 queries related to child pornography are received DAILY.

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