I made a quick reference to Canada being “small potatoes” in my last post. After all, there are slightly less that 22 million online Canadians, while countries like China or the USA can count many more netizens. Orders of magnitude more.
Here’s a map that helps to show just how small the Canadian online population is. Almost half the world’s netizens live in China, the USA, India, Russia and Brazil. Meanwhile Canada accounts for a tad more than 1% of the global online population.
Source: Morgan Stanley
In looking at this again, I wonder actually about several other countries who I would imagine would have significant numbers of internet users. Where’s Japan? Germany? the UK? France? Italy? South Korea? etc. I’d quote a table from good ol’ www.internetworldstats.com, but they don’t seem to set their info up that way.
Update: Of course, the CIA World Factbook would have that info. Here’s a table showing their estimates of numbers internet users by country. It’s based on 2008 data, so getting a little stale now. It also shows Canada with 25 million online citizens, which is higher than Statistics Canada’s more recent research.