Internet users surpass the 4 billion mark in the world

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We Are Social and Hootsuite unveil the latest 2018 edition of their annual Digital Report, which delivers the latest international data and trends in digital, social media, mobile and e-commerce.

Hootsuite, a social media management platform, and the international social media agency We Are Social, today publish their 2018 Annual Digital Report, which delivers the latest trends in digital and social media around the world. Covering 239 countries, the 7th edition of this report tells us that the number of Internet users in the world has exceeded 4 billion: more than half of the world's population is now connected.
There are 11 new social network users every second. Almost 1 million people a day made their first steps on social networks in 2017. In short, your friend who insisted that he would never go on Facebook will eventually return his jacket.
Moreover, in France, 88% of the population uses the Internet, almost 60% of French people connect to social networks every month, an increase of 2 million compared to last year. Africa is the continent with the fastest growth of Internet users: more than 20% in one year!
Regarding social networks, Saudi Arabia is experiencing the fastest growth, with 32% of new users of social networks in 2017 (just behind is India with 31% growth).
Regarding social networks, Saudi Arabia is experiencing the fastest growth, with 32% of new users of social networks in 2017 (just behind is India with 31% growth). Not everything is perfect for the rest, WhatsApp is now the # 1 messaging app in 128 countries around the world, while Facebook Messenger is in 72 countries.

A summary in a few figures?
> The number of Internet users in the world exceeds the 4 billion mark
> 79% of these users use social networks
> Social networks now account for 42% of the world's population
> There are 11 new social network users every second
> In France 88% of the population uses the internet
> Africa is the continent with the fastest growth of Internet users: more than 20% in one year
> The Philippines has the crown in terms of time spent on social networks, with a daily average of 4 hours per user
> More than two-thirds of the world's inhabitants now own a mobile phone.
> Consumers spent nearly $ 1.5 trillion on e-commerce platforms, up 16% from 2016.

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