xinhuanet.com July 24 Beijing Xinhua (reporter Feng Xiaofang, Huang Quanquan) Chinese Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released on the 24 "twenty-second China Internet development report" shows that as of the end of June, the number of Internet users in China reached 253 million, more than the United States ranks first in the world.
Internet users are key elements and indicators of the development of the internet. Digital display, compared with the same period last year, China’s Internet users increased by 91 million people, is the most users in the calendar year, an increase of 56.2%. In the first half of 2008 alone, the number of Internet users in China increased by 43 million. The rapid growth of the number of Internet users in China shows that an Internet power is rising.
, however, it should be noted that at present, China’s Internet penetration rate is only 19.1%, still below the global level. Compared with developed countries and Japan and Korea, the gap is great. Although about 40% of the new Internet users in China have come from rural areas in recent years, the phenomenon of "digital divide" still exists in urban and rural areas.
in addition, there is a lack of Internet services for the elderly, children and people with disabilities. The Internet is simpler and more convenient, involving software, hardware, content services, and so on, which are far from enough. If we do not introduce relevant policies and measures, the gap caused by asymmetric information will become more and more big.
from the Internet application in terms of convenience, due to the popularity of broadband speeds and Internet, more and more people love shopping on the Internet, or through a network of consumer information, games, video and other information products. With the acceleration of Internet transmission and the updating of service concept, many new Internet applications have been spawned. However, the application of Internet is more and more reflected in network music, network game, network entertainment and so on.
to online shopping, for example, our country is far behind many countries. Statistics show that only 25% of Internet users use online shopping, and its development is still great. Of course, this development is inseparable from the improvement of the online credit environment and the improvement of some aspects of e-commerce transactions.
Internet is an important carrier of information society. The Internet makes information more convenient, but the value of information transfer is not only reflected in the information transfer itself, but also it can bring in huge additional value, so that more people benefit from the development of the Internet, is one of the important goals of the development of informationization in china. Therefore, the deep-seated application of the Internet remains to be discovered.