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How The World Would Look If Countries Were In Proportion To Their Online Population

The countries are shaded according to the percentage of their population with internet access. While China contributes the most internet users, it is lightly shaded meaning that many of its citizens are still not online. Pix: Internet Geographies at the Oxford Internet InstituteThe countries are shaded according to the percentage of their population with internet access. While China contributes the most internet users, it is lightly shaded meaning that many of its citizens are still not online. Pix: Internet Geographies at the Oxford Internet InstituteEVERY day when you log online, you enter the world wide web: A place where most of Africa has disappeared and China has eclipsed Russia as the country with the world's largest land mass.

At least that's what the world looks like according to a new map published by the Oxford Internet Institute, which has enlarged and minimized countries according to their internet population.

Additionally, each country is shaded according to how much their internet population represents of the population as a whole.

So, while Canada has become much smaller than its land mass, it is a deep shade of red which means that over 80 per cent of Canadian have a web presence.

China on the other hand, is much larger than it is in real life, but remains lightly shaded since much of the population is still not online.
A map of the world created at the Oxford Internet Institute shows how each country would look if it were as big as its amount of citizens with internet access.A map of the world created at the Oxford Internet Institute shows how each country would look if it were as big as its amount of citizens with internet access.
By plotting countries this way, the researchers discovered that 42 per cent of the world's internet users come from Asia, with more users in Asia, China, India and Japan than all of Europe combined.

But because these Asian countries have massive populations to begin with, they are also the countries with the most room to grow.

India is the best example of this since less than 20 per cent of it's population is online, and it's still enlarged on the map.

The institute's map from 2008 shows how quickly internet populations can grow.

While most of the African countries are small on the current map, users have grown exponentially since the last map which had only seven African nations.
Since publishing a similar map in 2008, above, the internet user population in the African countries has grown a lot - but mostly concentrated in the Northern Africa.Since publishing a similar map in 2008, above, the internet user population in the African countries has grown a lot - but mostly concentrated in the Northern Africa.
But that population growth is concentrated in mainly North African countries, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen little growth, and many countries there maintain an internet population less than 10 per cent of the total population.

The map's creators Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata were also behind a map which plotted the ‘internet empires'.

Each country was shaded according to the most visited webpage and found that Google was the all-around favorite internationally.

Google was the most visited site in 62 countries, with Facebook ranking second with 50 countries.

Map creators Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata also created this map which colors each country according to what website is most visited - Google winning the majority with 62 countries.Map creators Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata also created this map which colors each country according to what website is most visited - Google winning the majority with 62 countries.







- Ashley Collman / Daily Mail UK
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2453616/How-world-look-countries-proportion-online-population-Canada-nearly-disappeared.html