Half the World is Now Online

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3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online.

I just read that More than half of global population now online: UN

Highlights from the article:

  • According to the UN, 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online.

  • Land-lines are disappearing, but the number of mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions is now greater than the global population.

  • Mobile broadband subscriptions have skyrocketed from just four subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2007 to 69.3 today.

  • There are currently a full 5.3 billion active mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide.

  • Nearly the entire world population, a full 96 percent, now lives within reach of a mobile cellular network, and 90 percent of people can access the Internet through a 3G or higher speed network.

Whenever I hear stats like these, I can’t help but think about the amazing opportunities to share the gospel. There are almost 4 billion people using the internet! What would the Apostle Paul have done if he could’ve communicated with 4 billion people with such little difficulty? What could you and I be doing to reach the masses?

  • Start a blog. There are lots of free options:

  • Or you could simply post some content on your social media account. Facebook still has a huge audience. Or you could s try to start an account on social networking sites that are popular in other countries, and try to connect with people.

  • Start accounts on video sharing sites and make some content. YouTube is still king when it comes to video. But other options include Vimeo and Twitch.