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I. Endeavors to Spur the Development and Application of the Internet [snip] The construction and improvement of the Internet infrastructure has beefed up the spread and application of the Internet. By the end of 2009 the number of Chinese netizens had reached 384 million, 618 times that of 1997 and an annual increase of 31.95 million users. In addition, the Internet had reached 28.9% of the total population, higher than the world average. At the same time, there were 3.23 million websites running in China, which was 2,152 times that of 1997. The number of IPv4 addresses approached 230 million, making China the second-largest owner in the world. Of all the netizens, 346 million used broadband and 233 million used mobile phones to access the Internet. They had moved on from dialing the access numbers to broadband and mobile phones. These statistics make China among the top of the developing countries in developing and popularizing the Internet. [snip] !!! Thanks To Michiel de Lange For The Tweet !!! BTW: As I've Highlighted In More Than One Posting /vPresentation >>> "In December 2008, the Pew Internet & American Life Project released The Future of the Internet III, the third in a series of surveys of Internet leaders, activists and analysts that elicited their views on emerging Net and Web developments. In this most recent review, an overwhelming majority of experts predicted that by 2020 the mobile device will become the primary connection tool to the Internet for most individuals worldwide.", You Luddites !!1 [:-( For My Colleagues Still Living In The 20th Century >>> Get A Clue >>> / I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Goin' To Take This Any More >> Full Text And Associated Links Available At [ http://tinyurl.com/26ez7e7 ] EnJOY ! /Gerry Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor Science and Technology Librarian Iowa State University Library Ames IA 50011 Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs >>> "The Future Is Mobile" >>> --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH