The incredible growth of the internet over the past five years – explained in detail


It’s been five years since I published the first in We Are Social’s series of Global Digital reports, so I thought it might be interesting to see how much things have changed in that time. When I started looking back at the numbers, though, I got a big shock; things have been growing much faster than I thought.   The Headlines You’ll find the year-by-year story below, but first, let’s look at the 5-year picture: Internet users have grown by 82%, or almost 1.7 billion people, since January 2012. That translates to almost 1 million new users each day, or more…

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