I came across this rather simple infographic created by Jose Duarte this morning. Using only balloons, the infographic compares the Internet usage of the people of China to other entities, such as the entire EU, India and Mexico. This is actually last year’s list. This year, the figures have already gone up a considerable amount. In 2010 there were 422 million Internet users in China, but in 2011 that number jumped to 477 million.
55 million NEW users in one year. To give you some perspective, that’s the size of five Los Angeles’s. to give you even more perspective, the United States only has 312 million people. Pretty crazy to think about.