Applied to a world population of 7.0 billion people, more than one third of the entire population is now accessing the Internet.
The lion's share of users resides in Asia (44.8 percent), followed by Europe (21.5 percent) and North America (11.4 percent). The highest penetration rates can still be found in North America (78.6 percent), Europe (63.2 percent) and the Middle east (40.2 percent). The lowest penetration is in Africa (15.6 percent).
For North America, 89.6 percent of Internet users live in the United States, but Greenland has the highest penetration rate: An estimated 52,000 people of a total population of 57,695 has Internet access (90.1 percent). The highest penetration rates can be found in Europe, specifically in Monaco (100.6 percent), Iceland (97.1 percent) and Norway (96.9 percent).
At least in theory about a quarter of all Internet residents own a web URL. Netcraft recently said that it identified 629,939,191 active sites in the beginning of January.