Startling Stats About Internet Usage

Have you ever stopped to consider how much time you spend on the Internet on an average day? Whether your work involves regular Internet usage or not, it is likely that you spend a large section of your time online if you are anything like the average Internet user.

Take a look at this fascinating infographic to get a better idea of how the world is changing and becoming increasingly digitally dominated. To start with, over half of the world’s population are now using the Internet. The World Wide Web now consists of over 1.8 billion websites and the digital landscape is growing at a very rapid rate.

Another interesting stat shows that Google searches are becoming more frequent, with over 3.5 billion searches happening every day! Voice searches are already at a high frequency – over 1 billion each month but this is expected to grow even further with more people turning to Alexa, Siri and the rest of our favorite voice command devices for assistance.

For businesses, the growing demand for eCommerce options is changing the ways that businesses operate. Fewer people want to spend their weekend walking around the shops when they can simply order clothes or groceries online and get them delivered to their door.

As younger generations start to represent a bigger proportion of consumers, the need for eCommerce sales will only increase. Over the last two years, eCommerce sales have boosted by 13% and this kind of trend is expected to continue in the future. It also looks like commercial drones are going to feature more highly in the years to come, with an estimated commercial 600,000 drones expected to be in use by the end of 2018.


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