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This article was published on January 8, 2014


    Worldwide Internet, social media and mobile statistics: Dig into 183 pages of data

    Worldwide Internet, social media and mobile statistics: Dig into 183 pages of data
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Now that there are 2.5 billion people — roughly one-third of the world’s population — online, it can be pretty tough to keep up with trends, figures and other data. Much of the information is out there, but it requires hours of vetting, editing and compiling to get it all in one place.

    Thankfully that’s a task that We Are Social is up to, and it has started the year with a new series of its Internet data reports, which aggregate a range of statistics to help make some sense of what’s happening.

    Included in this 183 page slide deck are details of how Facebook is ruling the world, chat apps are beating Twitter in Asia, Internet penetration is growing in Africa and Latin America, and more. This is definitely one for data nerds.

    ➤ Social, Digital & Mobile in 2014 [We Are Social Singapore]

    Update: Here is the follow-up dataset for Asia Pacific:

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