Statistics about new technologies in Peru (December, 2009)

May 1, 2010

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCESS TO INTERNET

The access to new technologies in Peru is different. According to National Institute of Statistics of Peru, in December 2009, 27,7% of the houses in Peru have a phone connection, 65,2% have access to cell phone, 22,7% have access to cable, 19,2% have a computer and 9,7% have access to the Internet. It is very important to know that the acces to Internet in the houses is very limited but the access to Internet in Internet booths is high.

According to the Institute of Statistics and Informatic of Peru, 31,4% of the people over 6 years of age use Internet. However, there is inequality by gender. For instance 35,1% of males use Internet and 27,7% of females use Internet, so there is a gender gap in the access to Internet. That is why, the government should promote different activities to close this gap about the access to Internet by gender.

According to the same organization in Peru, in relation to age, the  group of people between 19 and 24 years of age use the most the Internet (55,4%) and 51,4% of people between 12 and 18 years old are the second group that use more frequently the Inernet.

Other important information is about the place where people use Internet. 67,2% of people use Internet in booths. This is an important information, where you can see that out of 10 Peruvians that access to Internet, 7 Peruvians access it in public booths. In educational organizations only 8,3% of people have access to Internet.

You can get more information about this issue in this link where the information is in Spanish. Here.

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8% of Peruvians is in Facebook

April 30, 2010

Peru is a country in South America that has 30 million people approximately. According to Pablo Bermudez, a specialist of the Organizations of American States, 8% of people in Peru is in Facebook, so there are 2 millions and 3 hundred of people that now are using Facebook. Every day 17 thousand people open an account in Facebook.

In the ranking Peru is in the 34th position around the world in the use of Facebook. This is an excellent opportunity to develop different aspects, such as tourism, communication, education, social issues, etc.

Peru is a country where new technologies and Internet access are growing in rural areas. Also you can get information in Quechua, this is the native language in Peru.

If you have any further questions about new technologies, you should read this blog.


Facebook Reaches Top Ranking in US

March 16, 2010

Facebook reached an important milestone for the week ending March 13, 2010 and surpassed Google in the US to become the most visited website for the week. Facebook.com recently reached the #1 ranking on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day as well as the weekend of March 6th and 7th. The market share of visits to Facebook.com increased 185% last week as compared to the same week in 2009, while visits to Google.com increased 9% during the same time frame. Together Facebook.com and Google.com accounted for 14% of all US Internet visits last week.

More information here