Forrester Research predicts that India will have the third largest population of Internet users by 2013, after China and the US (via PTI). The research firm said last week that the total number of people online will grow more than 45% to 2.2 billion in the next five years. Of this, 43% will be residents of Asia, and 17%, of China. “Growth rates in the US, Western Europe, and the major industrialized nations in Asia Pacific such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea will slow to between 1 percent and 3 percent,” the company said in a release.
Analytics firm Sysomos recently said India was among the top 10 countries by the number of Twitter users. The report is full of interesting insights about the popular microblogging platform (did you know that more women used Twitter than men?). It’s also interesting that India has more twitter users than China, which has many times the number of Internet users. India comes 9th in the list, trailed by South Africa. Twitter’s home country, the US, has the most number of Twitter users by a massive margin. Watblog has a detailed post on the Sysomos report.