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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!


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.

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

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