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Internet Consumption Around the World [Infographic]


It’s slightly alarming that 2013 marked the first year that there are more mobile internet devices than humans. Crazy to believe this, yet look around your house and you’ll probably see the stats are true. Between myself, my husband, and our four kids (who are not all old enough to own their own devices) we have two smartphones, an iPad, two Kindles, three computers, and two iPods–that’s eight internet devices! That’s not even counting old devices that have been tossed in a drawer never to see the light of day again.

How do you consume the internet?

Fixed Broadband:
40% of the world is online through fixed broadband

The Big Picture

Fixed broadband access rates per 100 people:
Developed world: 77
World Average: 39
Developing world: 31

By Households:
41% total
Developed world: 78%
Developing world: 28%

Households out of 100:
Europe 77/100
The Americas 61/100
CIS 46/100
Arab States 34/100
Asia and Pacific 33/100
Africa 7/100

Average smartphone behavior:

# of times typical user checks phone per day for:[4]
Messaging: 23
Voice Call: 22
Checking time: 18
Music: 13
Gaming: 12
Social Media: 9
Camera: 8
Alarm: 8
News and Alerts: 6
Calendar: 5
Web: 3
Search: 3
Other: 14

Internet_Consumption Infographic

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at


  1. Thank you so much for the Infographic! It is really interesting to see just how fast the world is going mobile. It seems so much a part of our daily life now that I almost forget what it was like to use a “not-so-smart” phone, what kind of phone is a razor anyways. 🙂

    Our family, like yours, also has more mobile device than people and that is saying a lot for a family of 6. But what is amazing to me is that as much as my family is all about mobile, the churches around me are not. I always chuckle when I hear the pastor get up and say, “Please remember to sign up for [insert event here] at the information both and make your checks out to the church.” Checks? What are these checks you speak of? The only thing I do with checks is deposit them using my iPhone.

    In all seriousness though I would just love the Church to see where communication is heading (or ar least read your infographic) and for once get ahead of it rather than a decade behind. I can just imagine 10 years from now when my church leadership announces there brand new iPhone mobile app as I watch the preacher through my invisible google glasses.


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