au: ACMA releases report on internet performance
Australian internet performance across different technologies and access plans is generally consistent with transmission protocols and the inherent nature of the internet, according to a report released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
European Commission steps up efforts to put Europe’s memory on the Web via a “European Digital Library” (news release)
Singaporeans really at home on the Web
The Internet has become a way of life in Singapore, with nine out of 10 people preferring to use e-mail to communicate with each other than resort to different means, said government data published in the Sunday Times.
tw: Local Internet penetration increasing
Taiwan’s Internet penetration rate stood at 65.07 percent last month, with the number of Internet users increasing by 1,476 compared with the figure six months earlier, according to the results of a survey released recently by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
uk: ‘Fewer young people’ watching TV
Fewer young people are watching television, according to a report by the media watchdog Ofcom.
30 Million Blogs And Counting . . .
There’s been some recent chatter about whether we’re entering the twilight of the blogs, even though it feels like we’re only in the late morning. Noon, at the latest.
nz: Kiwis second largest web users
A new survey shows New Zealanders are the second-largest users of the internet in the world. … The biggest uptake was in Malta, where 78.1% access the web. New Zealand was followed by Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, then Australia, the United States, Canada and Norway.
uk: Broadband growth speeds forward
Broadband accounts for 64% of all net connections in the UK, according to official figures.
About 40 million Americans were browsing the web just for fun or to pass the time on a typical day in December 2005.
Worldwide Internet Users Top 1 Billion in 2005
The worldwide number of Internet users surpassed 1 billion in 2005 — up from only 45M in 1995 and 420M in 2000.