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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

India tops online population growth chart

Press Trust of India, March 06, 2007 at 1602 hours IST
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 at 1609 hours IST
New Delhi, March 6: India has emerged as the fastest growing country of Internet users, surpassing the growth rates in the US, China, Japan and has been ranked as the eighth largest country in terms of netizens.

Worldwide Internet audience has grown by 10% over the last year, says comScore Networks
Today, comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the magnitude of the digital age, announced that around 747 million people, who are aged 15 and above, used the Internet worldwide in January 2007 itself. This shows a 10% increase when compared with the figures of January 2006.
Among the top 15 countries, Internet audiences in India, the Russian Federation and China increased the most in 2006, growing 33, 21 and 20 per cent respectively.
India’s Internet population grew 33 Per Cent, which was the fastest increase in Internet population in the world.
PS. World Internet Users' Image courtesy: Carpe Diem

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