From our friends at www.internetworldstats.com
Internet Gender Divide
Currently there are 2,749 million estimated internet users in the world. Although this statistic shows a promising upward growth, there is a digital gap between men and women in regards to internet adoption. This disparity is more pronounced in less developed countries. In the developing world, men use the Internet more compared to women (16% fewer women than men use the Internet). In contrast, 2% fewer women than men use the Internet in developed countries.
Mobile Phone Subscriptions in 2013 Q1
From 2005 to 2013, the number of mobile cellular subscribers in the world jumped from 2,205 million to 6,835 million. This means that an impressive 96.2% of the world’s population subscribes to a mobile phone. However, the rate of mobile phone penetration differs for each geographic region. The CIS states have 476 million subscribers, making them the most penetrated region (170%), while the least penetrated region is Africa, with 545 million subscribers (63%).
All in all, there has been a continuous rise in the number of people using the Internet and mobile phones. More data on Facebook subscriptions will be available soon.