I was recently sent the infographic below about the future of the world’s internet users. As previously discussed in earlier blogs many of the new users will be coming from Asia and developing countries. Adoption is likely to be via mobile and other hand held devices. This is turn will increase social media usage and potentially influence development through mobilisation, transparency, activism, anti-corruption and a vehicle to express democratic views. With it also comes potential negatives such as hate speech, propaganda, prostitution and drug dealing.
The cyber utopians and the cyber skeptics will all have their views.
Please include attribution to InternetServiceProviders.org with this graphic.