Since 2000, the number of Internet users has increased by over five hundred percent. Today, nearly 2.5 billion people use the Internet regularly. Internet technology has indisputably changed the world forever. Over the course of the past five years, online activists have challenged traditional power structures through “hacktivism”. Using legally ambiguous computer tactics for nonviolent subversion, hacktivists have changed the balance of power in the modern world.
The Arab Spring revolutionary movement was fueled by the use of Internet pages like Facebook and Twitter. YouTube has also affected human culture through stunning popularity. Today, seventy-two hours of video are posted to YouTube every minute. Instagram has largely replicate YouTube’s success in the realm of still photo sharing. Instagram now receives forty million photo uploads each and every day.
Beyond political activism and entertainment, people are using the Internet to create educational and vocational solutions. Reportedly, thirty-two percent of all higher-education students take online classes. Altogether, the Internet revolution has done incredible things to enhance human potential.
Here’s an infographic shedding light on some more interesting facts on internet revolution: