Twenty-Five percent (about 1.73 billion) of the world’s population is currently online, largely in developed world countries. Challenges for bringing the other four billion online include: investment in regional infrastructure, reducing individual poverty, offering multilingual content, engaging mobile web users, producing local content and reducing the wholesale costs of bandwidth and computing equipment. It’s incredible to consider that even with all the amazing content available on the internet right now, three fourths of the planet have yet to even join the global conversation. The above graphic illustrates how far we’ve come as well as how far we still have to go.
High quality prints are available in our shop while a massive 4608×3454 highres can be found here. For a detailed close up on each section of the graphic, click here. Free downloads (without watermarks) are available here (normal) and here (as black and white). This type of data is very hard to keep accurate for longer than a few months (sometimes even weeks) so it will be updated every quarter with the latest information available. The graphic displays all the country-codes of the world as the blocks of a periodic table. They are ranked by the number of users in each country made from the list I found here on Wikipedia but there’s much more detail when you look closer.