Philippines ranked 39 in the Top Internet users

@maroseqf (3657)
Philippines
November 22, 2008 9:15am CST
This is according to the CIA World Factbook as of January 2008. The top three countries are United States (ranked 1), China and Japan. There are about 4.615 Million Filipinos who use the internet. What do you say about this?
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12 responses
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
this is not a good news. it only shows how we are lagging behind in the computer literacy and usage. the philippines is the 12th largest country in the world in terms of population. if we are ranked 39th, then we have a low ratio of computer users as against to the total population. having 4.6 million of internet users means that only 5% of the 90 million filipinos is using the internet. this is very low. there is so much to improve to encourage people to use internet.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
It's not that bad at all. We still have a lot of potentials to be on a higher rank.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
It's not that bad at all. We still have a lot of potentials of having a higher rank.
31 Oct 09
That's a good point. By comparison, the UK with a population of just over 60 million, is ranked 7th in the world but has 48.775 million internet users which is about 80% of the population.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Nov 08
yes i agree this findings. Do you believe that Philippines is the Top 1 user of Friendster? I remember when i first used the internet, the only site that i always log-in everyday was Friendster. I think not only me have experience like this. Almost all of us have the same experience. Friendster is the first socialize network that we knew online.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
Yes, I think we are the number 1 Frienster users.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
25 Nov 08
Its good that india is ranked 9 th but i still think we are on 2nd or third rank. i meet indians on every site. I like philippians as i have met many and they are very good hearted people
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
I also have met many Indians online.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
25 Nov 08
I disagree with your rating 1. UNITED STATES 2. INDIA 3. UNITED KINGDOM have a nice day.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
Well, it was based on CIA World Factbook as of January 2008. You probably have a different reference.
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Against a population of 88.57 million Filipinos as of August, 2007 (I researched this figure), I think the figure says that our country is poor and backward. Business wise, I think this means that the computer and internet business will prosper because there is a big market to tap.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
Yes, I believe Philippines has alot more potentials.
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Hmmm... Well, I think that's about right. Not every household here in the Philippines can afford a computer with internet access. It would be nice though if we could raise that number.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
I think we will get a higher rank next year.
@mz_Ira (1091)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
No doubt about the million who uses internet. Looking at the surroundings, Internet shops are scattered and even these shops are near from the other shops, theyre all full of customers. Filipinos just love to online and do their things.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Some even got addicted to internet.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
22 Nov 08
COOL!!! I like this fact. This shows that Filipinos are very literate about the computer world and we are not left behind by the fast rise of technology. using the internet is one way of knowing that the literacy rate in our country is better than the others. I hope that every household as much as possible will have an internet connection. Take care and very nice information and discussion. Take care. happy every day!!!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Thank you! I am also proud about that.
• India
28 May 10
Where is India Placed? I would say its good that many people in ASIA are using internet
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
In my opinion, that's not accurate, we would be somewhere in the higher ranking if they can all really survey all the internet users in the Philippines from private users to big number in the offices. It's good that we are still listed (good listing). Thanks for sharing!
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
This surprised me. I did expect a much bigger number. But nonetheless, it's good to know.
@brando10 (175)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
That's great to hear. I think Philippines would move rank faster in the upcoming years. We all know that Filipinos have a big potential in this field. Feels proud to be part of the rankings.