In Brief

A map based on population and penetration of internet users reveals interesting trends in global connectivity.

As part of the Information Geographies project of the Oxford Internet Institute, Dr. Mark Graham and Stefano de Sabbata have created a map that shows how the world would look if geographic areas were based on online population size. The map (in full below) shows both the absolute number of internet users, shown as geographic area, and the penetration within each country’s overall population, depicted by color, with the darker colors representing a higher penetration. Data is based on 2011 statistics from the World Bank.

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