Did You Know: Digital Trends

The internet is a fascinating resource flooded with timeless memes and essential information that has ultimately changed the course of history. We went digging for some fun internet statistics from 2017, showing just how immense the net actually is. Enjoy!


According to the 2017 Global Digital Report:


  • More than half of the world now uses a smartphone
  • More than half of the world’s web traffic now comes from mobile phones
  • More than one in five of the world’s population shopped online in the past 30 days

*All statistics obtained from wearesocial.com*


Here are some dynamic graphics to display the data trends from the past year, with credit due to wearesocial.com:


Global Digital Snapshot: For those of you who need an idea of how internet usage has skyrocketed.

Digital in the Americas

Global Internet Use and Penetration

Share of Web Traffic by Device: Formatting your sites for mobile is increasingly important.

Social Media Use: For those of you that have yet to jump on the social media wagon.

Active Users of Key Global Social Platforms: For those of you who want to know what social platform is hot right now.

Global E-Commerce Revenues: For those of you who wonder if having an online presence is lucrative or even essential.


These graphical depictions of just how wide of a reach the internet has globally is mind-blowing. We hope these statistics have helped you understand just how essential high-speed internet access is in our ever-developing world. To view more data, visit the wearesocial.com website. For information on how you can receive high-speed internet access to further develop your online presence, check out our service options here!


Big thanks to wearesocial.com for supplying these numbers to the public.
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