Many of us cannot imagine our lives without the Internet — but the technology is still young. Only 63% of the world’s population was online in 2023.

The Internet provides an almost endless list of services: it allows us to communicate and collaborate worldwide, send money internationally (including remittances), learn and educate others, form cross-border social connections, share news, and many others.

On this page, you can find all our data, visualizations, and writing relating to the Internet.

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    author = {Hannah Ritchie and Edouard Mathieu and Max Roser and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina},
    title = {Internet},
    journal = {Our World in Data},
    year = {2023},
    note = {}
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