Talk:Global Internet usage

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Finland has internet censorship[edit]

Finnish ISP's are mandated to follow a secret list crafted by national security police to censor child porn and ie. The Pirate Bay, this is not being reflected in the censorship map? (talk) 14:37, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

The Internet censorship map is based on the classifications summarized in the article Internet censorship by country, which in turn is based on the classifications from the third-party sources the OpenNet Initiative and Reporters Without Borders. So to change the map, we'd need to change the article and to change the article one of those sources would need to change their classifications or we would need to find new reliable sources that have a global scope. If the map doesn't accurately reflect the article or the article doesn't accurately summarize its cited sources, then that is something we can fix. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 12:06, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Internet users in Europe[edit]

Does the Internet users in Europe diagram show percentage use? Monaco shows over 100 when the figure according to the reference was 75.2% in 2010 (perhaps the 2013 figure was extrapolated?) Marsseeker (talk) 20:02, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the map shows Internet penetration as a percentage of each country's population. The map caption reads:
Internet users in European countries in 2012[1]
  1. ^ Source: InternetWorldStats for countries of Europe, Asia updated for June 30, 2012
Internet World Stats gives a figure of 100.6% for Monaco which matches the figure on the map. I don't see a figure of 75.2% anywhere in the 2012 data from Internet World Stats. The percentages can be over 100% because some individuals may have more than one Internet subscription (wired and wireless, home and work, ...) or because the raw Internet user and population data used to calculate the percentage may include estimates.
We may want to switch to data from the ITU rather than Internet World Stats since that is what most Internet usage figures in Wikipedia are based on. We should also update the caption to read something like this:
Internet penetration in European countries in 2012
as a percentage of a country's population
--Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 03:09, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
 Done. I changed the caption on the map. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Internet censorship map colors?[edit]

There is a discussion going on over in Wikipedia Commons about possible changes to the colors used in the Internet Censorship map and elsewhere. It would be good to get some additional editors comments on this. If you are willing, would you pop over to Commons:File talk:Internet Censorship World Map.svg and let us know what you think? --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 21:20, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Invalid sources[edit]

Most of the sources from this article are invalid.--Wyn.junior (talk) 02:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

@Wyn.junior: Which sources are invalid? What makes you think they are invalid? Are they out-of-date or truly invalid? --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 05:32, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

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worldwide internet user numbers[edit]


This article states that there were 7.3 billion internet users worldwide in 2016; it cites the 2016 ICT report from ITU for this. However, the world population at that time was 7.4 billion, and a brief scan of the report shows that less than half of the world's population were internet users.

Can someone fix this please?

Thanks J -- (talk) 11:21, 25 July 2017 (UTC)