Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Internet: Growing Steadily in India; May Have Third Largest Pool of Users

This is something that's close to my heart, being an internet person, first as a content writer for websites and then as a search engine optimizer. It says here quoting a Forrester report:

"The number of people online will grow more than 45 per cent to 2.2 billion users by 2013 and Asia will continue to be the biggest internet growth engine."

India will have the third largest sub-set of people reachable through the net behind U.S. and China. This is good news, at least to me. Indian net usage is growing from 15 to 20 per cent every year. That means my blog will have more readers, incrementally that is. Also technology, advancing at a fearsome pace, will make everything available on the net.

he only thing to see if you can maintain your net sanity, or, if you will descend into net insanity.

What this portends I don't know. Nor do I care to predict unlike a lot of net-savvy bloggers who like to let off steam, and, well, erm, hot gas.

Except for a few things that have been occupying my mind even otherwise. This brings to the fore concerns about privacy, censorship, porn issues, and minor other issues such sedition and defamation. Right now people see the net as a free for all, a liberal and unregulated medium where Nigerian scams, U.S. pornography, cheap medicines, cheap cigarettes and spam mails abound. What the future holds, well, I am not sure I can comment. I was a victim of a Nigerian scam quite unwittingly. Read about it somewhere in this blog.

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