It’s hard to overstate the importance of the internet today.
As of December 2016, the number of people worldwide with access to the internet surpassed the population of China and India combined.
We now have over 30 million people in the US alone, which makes us the most connected nation on earth.
It’s even easier to connect with others.
A growing number of individuals are connecting through social media, apps, video, games, apps for mobile devices, and other devices.
In fact, the internet has become so ubiquitous that, in a sense, it is our entire social and cultural ecosystem.
But, how do we measure the internet’s impact on our everyday lives?
The following infographic is designed to help.
We’ve compiled data on the size of the population, the amount of digital information, the speed of digital communication, and the number and number of apps available for download.
It was compiled from research that uses the term ‘digital divide.’
This means that the more information that is available, the more people have access to it.
The infographic shows the population by age and country, and also highlights the share of digital content consumed by adults in each country.
In countries with higher digital consumption, the population is higher, while in countries with lower consumption, people are less likely to use digital content.
The interactive tool also highlights trends in internet usage and how people are consuming digital content, and how they are using it.
In addition, we also chart the number, size, and speed of internet connections.
The final chart shows the number in each of the seven continents.
It shows the most popular digital media platforms, and which countries have the highest growth in digital content consumption.
The data in this infographic comes from Pew Research Center.
All images courtesy of Pew Research.