As of January 2008, the
Asia-Pacific is the region with the largest online population. In 2008, there were 309 million Internet users in the region, which was a 14% increase over 2007.
The online populations in
Google is the dominant search brand in most countries, including most of Europe and
- Chinese language search engine Baidu currently ranks #3 in worldwide search market share, behind Google and Yahoo!
- The number of worldwide visitors to social networking sites has grown 34 percent in the past year to 530 million, representing approximately 2 out of every 3 Internet users. MySpace and Facebook are in a tight battle for the global leadership position, each attracting more than 100 million visitors per month.
- Online video has become the dominant online entertainment format, led by the global popularity of YouTube with more than 250 million visitors in January.
Overall, comScore says there were 824 million Internet users worldwide in January 2008.