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Move Over US, China Now Has the Most Internet Users (220M)

China Becomes World Leader in Internet UsageAmerican scientists invented the Internet, so it might make sense that Americans have always been the most populous group surfing the digital byways. But this ranking changed at the end of last year, with statistics showing that China now has the most online citizens of any country in the world.

According to the study, China now has over 220 million users online, compared with 216 million U.S. surfers. The American figure includes a full 71% of the American population -- such high penetration is one of the big reasons that growth of online users here is slowing. That 220 million Chinese, however, represents only 17% of its population, which means that this gap is only going to keep growing. growing.

So, it seems, the beginning of an online culture shift is at hand. Get used to it! [Source: USA Today]

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