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PH vs the World: Internet and social media penetration

Infographic by Angela Salano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2017 09:37 PM | Updated as of Oct 17 2017 01:41 PM

How does the Philippines, the avowed social networking capital of the world, compare to the rest of the world on internet and social media penetration?

Internet users worldwide have grown by 7% over the past 12 months, with more than 260 million people coming online for the first time since September 2016, according to the Global Digital in 2017 report of Kepios, a global digital solutions provider.

Around 406 million people started using social media in the past year, or more than 1.11 million new users logging every day. That is around 13 new users every second.

Here are the Philippines' numbers, according to the Kepios study, compared to the rest of the world.