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Summary:

Our world is getting smaller and smaller, thanks to the increasing number of folks connecting to the Internet. It is more connected, changing the way we live, work, communicate and share. Here is a visual representation of our connected planet, by the numbers.

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Our world is getting smaller and smaller, thanks to the increasing number of folks connecting to the Internet. Our world is getting faster, thanks to us being connected everywhere. Our world is getting more connected and that in itself is changing the way we live, work, communicate and share. Here is a visual representation of our connected planet, by the numbers.

Infographic by Column Five Media

  1. What are the units on the Y-axis on the bottom right chart “Global Mobile Data Forecast”?

    _primate

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  2. There’s a typo, specifically an ill placed comma in the China broadband subscribers number. Otherwise great chart

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  3. this is how users connect to the internet — i thought the chart was going to about users are connected to each other !

    Calling Column Five Media – i want this infographic done better….

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  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. They should be addressed in the infographic now.

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  5. [...] By The Numbers: Our Very Connected, Always-On World Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Google CEO: 200,000 Android devices sold each day – CNN.comGoogle’s Schmidt boasts 200K Android devices sold daily, waxes intellectual… [...]

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  6. Que legal, o Brasil é o 5° colocado!

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  7. [...] By The Numbers: Our Very Connected, Always-On World – Our world is getting more connected and that in itself is changing the way we live, work, communicate and share. Here is a visual representation of our connected planet, by the numbers. [...]

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  8. Considering the fact that the vast majority of china’s internet users are in internet cafés, this is also a bit misleading.

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  9. Great infographic. Why don’t you break them up (Broadband, Mobile Smartphone speeds, etc.) and provide embeddable code with links to gigaom.com. I would love to include aspects of this infographic in my blog but don’t want to the entire image.

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  10. [...] infographic, created for Gigaom, utilizes data on the global use of the Internet, broadband and mobile phones. As you can see, our [...]

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  11. Broadband subscribers could (should?) be shown in proportion to country’s population. In Russia, they have 11 million subscribers out of a population of 140 million people (appr 8 %). In Norway, for instance, it’s 1.8 million out of 5 (appr 36 %). Currently the map more or less indicates countries with highest population.

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  12. Sébastien Deletaille Monday, September 13, 2010

    How do you define the mobile subscribers?

    The numbers seem very strange. A few examples: China Mobile has over 500 million subscribers (although it operates in Pakistan and HK, I do think that there are more than 47 million subscribers there), Orange has 22,5 million subs in France alone (compared to the 9 million in the chart).

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  13. Shame the data isn’t presented per capita

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  14. Internet is much better than the real world as there are no boundaries here. I am sure you agree with me. Here we don’t ask people about where they stay and all.

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