The world has changed due to social media and now people can connect with each other easily and frequently due to variety of sources but still a surprising fact in this modern era is that 57 percent people in the world still remain offline regularly. They are almost 4.2 billion persons. Moreover, the overall growth of the accessing internet has gown down this year to 8.1 percent which was 8.6 percent in 2014.
How can you imagine this thing even we see these days teenagers keep their phones in hand while having dinner colleagues talk to each other by using IM despite of being across the room. Almost 70 percent of the mobile users are in Asia-Pacific and America and according to the researchers, by the year 2021, 60 percent of the population of the world will be online but there is a huge population which resides in the less developed parts of the globe. These people still lack the ability to adapt the internet in a similar way in which developed countries have done.
It is still a big challenge for the people living in the areas like India, Africa and Southeast Asia. There biggest hurdle is the language as you must know the Latin “a to z” text and “0 to 9” digits to be able to use the internet.
Recently, about 100,000 pages of Wikipedia were used by Facebook for a research the result showed that there are only 53 percent people in the world who can have access to the knowledge of Wikipedia in their local language. Facebook concluded that 80 percent of the people in the world will be able to get such access if 40 more languages are added.
It is not an easy task to develop infrastructure in rural regions and the areas where the population is not very thick but by connecting the people can benefit a lot to the internet companies. The companies which are less developed should make a broadband plan for their residents so that they can get internet at cheaper rates and more individuals can be online. The more opportunities they provide to their public, more of them will be online.
It may be difficult to get attention of the people immediately in rural areas for such services but public intervention can be useful enough to let the companies doing their businesses without facing losses.
Women in poor countries are 25 percent less than the men who use internet while the percentage increases in many areas to 50 percent. The women gets less chances in almost every field in such areas that is the reason but internet can be a great source of opportunities of them.