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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Internet headcount

Moved on! Check TheCairoCalls

This is my first post on technology on this blog. The way I see it: all the issues of politics, technology, economy, and blogging are all interrelated. Think of this question: how many persons read this blog, or any other Egyptian or Arab one for that matter? You can, as a blogger, know this number through using some application which measure the traffic on your blog (Statcounter for example). But the bigger question is: how many can potentially read this blog? And here is where it gets more interesting. A lot of factors are in play here: the number of internet users, which is somewhat related to their economic affluence, and their educational backgrounds (especially that a lot of those blogs are primarily in English), etc.. You can see how trying to answer such a question is really dependable on a lot of societal and economic factors.
So as a way of leveling the discussion field, I'm posting a link to a research conducted by ClickZ Networks about the Global on-line population.
Some quick observations:
The percentage of internet users in Egypt is 3.12% compared to 35.2% in UAE and 49.8% in Israel!. Tells you a lot about what's going on in these countries. Doesn't it?

Moved on!

2 Comments:

Nice to have you back in cyber Toman Bay!Happy new 2006.

By Blogger Ibn ad Dunya, at January 08, 2006 10:07 AM  

Happy year to you! Thanks and keep checking plz...I've been following ur blog, but didn't post any comments yet, but i will shortly.
Thanks

By Blogger Tomanbay, at January 08, 2006 3:00 PM  

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