The audience of the entire Internet for the first time crossed one billion users in December 2008. That’s a pretty huge milestone for the web, though it would still only represent about 15% of the world population. The greatest number of netizens come from the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for 41% of the world’s Internet population. That region of the world makes up about 61% of the total population.
The number of people who watch online video will top 1 billion in the next five years.
The rapid rate at which broadband is being adopted around the world will lead the number of Web video viewers to quadruple by 2013, according to a report issued Tuesday by technology research group ABI Research.