The entry is for logging my work on one of my OU activities – this will probably not be very interesting…
- What are the ten most commonly used languages on the internet?
- Find an estimate for the portion of the web that is indexed by search engines. Does the size of the indexed web provide a good indication of the total size of the web?
- Roughly how many internet users are there across the world?
- Which regions of the world have the most internet users? Which have the fewest?
- Which region is most underprivileged in terms of the imbalance between its number of internet users and its population?
1. From the website Internet World Stats: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian and Korean (in order). Not many surprises there, I think.
2. From WorldWideWebSize: the number of indexed web pages is at least 14.55 billion pages. The web is probably bigger than this, as it’s likely that many web pages aren’t yet indexed. Also, what is meant by “size”? The number of pages, number of individual sites or the total data storage requirements?
3. From Internet World Stats: There are nearly 2 billion internet users out of a total world population of over 6.8 billion people. That’s a lot of people!
4. From Internet World Stats: There are over 1.3 billion internet users in Asia and Europe alone, whereas Oceana and the Middle East can’t even scrape 85 million between them.
5. From Internet World Stats again: Africa has only a 10.9% penetration of internet users, compared to 77.4% in North America.