Posted by: Dave | June 9, 2008

An Interesting stat re: Canadian internet users

From the (excellent) blog of U of Ottawa’s Dr. Michael Geist, in a post now a few days old:

In Canada, five and a half million people (17 percent of the population) were born after Netscape launched its first web browser in 1994. While these Canadians are not yet eligible to vote, there is another very large cohort that is – the additional seven million Canadians (20.5 percent of the population) who were under the age of 15 when Netscape debuted. Putting this into perspective, it is no exaggeration to say that nearly 40 percent of the Canadian population can scarcely recall a world without the Internet and that this group unsurprisingly views digital issues as important.

The rest of the post I lifted this from talks about a recent Net Neutrality rally at Parliament Hill, and how social networks like Facebook and Twitter are playing a central roll in organizing offline events for the advocacy of online rights.


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