The title Sounds funny , but the message it provides is more than funny. It is found out that the number of Web Pages available Online crosses the total population of the earth. To say, the ratio between the Population and the web pages will be 1 : 150.
This shows that there are about more than 1 trillion web pages available online. A notable fact is , the world population as recently updated is 6.7 billion. It indicates, for every person alive in this Earth , he has about 150 web pages to competitive him.
The findings of the total web page available online was actually done by Microsoft’s Bing.com for their search engine updation. During this crawling process, the data that Bing.com got from various websites crossed 1 trillion. Few weeks ago, Google announced the crowding traffic of web pages available and also claimed the presence of more than 1 trillion pages online which is now proved by Bing.com
“An average person would need six hundred thousand decades of nonstop reading to read through the information,” News.com.au quoted Bing as saying.
Mark Higginson, director of analytics for Nielsen Online, said that the global online population had jumped 16 per cent since last year.
“Approximately 1.46 billion people worldwide now use the internet which represents a solid 16 per cent increase from the previous year’s estimate (1.26 billion in 2007),” he said.
The largest Internet population belongs to China, with 338 million users online, which is more than there were people in the US.
However InternetWorldStats.com (IWS), a website that combines multiple data sources, has claimed that China’s online population is more like 298 million.
“With the rates of India and China still quite low, there is ample room for growth in the coming decade,” said Higginson.
According to IWS, the top 5 countries with the most internet users are:
1 – China (298,000,000 users, or 22.4 percent of their population)
2 – US (227,190,989, or 74.7 percent)
3 – Japan (94,000,000, or 73.8 percent)
4 – India (81,000,000, or 7.1 percent)
5 – Brazil (67,510,400, or 34.4% percent)