When it comes to the way we consume the news, the Internet is king.
In a recent report titled How to use the Internet to find the truth, the IT giant KPMG said that the world’s most visited websites, which include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, now account for an overwhelming majority of all the news content on the Internet.
The report also said that over 80% of the world population now has a mobile device, up from just 9% in 2010.
The KPME report also highlighted how the global Internet market is expected to grow to $11 trillion by 2022.
While the KPMC report may sound like a big deal, it isn’t that different from other studies that have suggested that the internet is taking over everything from our daily lives to our daily thoughts.
For example, a recent study by the Oxford Internet Group, a think tank, found that more than half of all web searches today are done on mobile devices, according to the Associated Press.
While the KMOE report isn’t the first to note the importance of mobile in our lives, the report is the first one to make a case for how mobile is taking the internet over.
“It’s clear that the mobile age is transforming the way people interact with the Internet,” said David Burtch, a professor of communications and information technology at the University of Washington and a senior research fellow at KPMF.
“The Internet is now becoming a place where people are getting information from people all over the world, and not just a place they’re at home.”
The KPMB study also notes that mobile has also helped to increase the size of the Internet’s user base.
“We are now seeing a significant number of people using mobile devices to access information, and they’re doing so in new ways than ever before,” Burtoch said.
“Mobile is the platform that is driving the rapid evolution of the Web, which is also driving the growth of content.”
Mobile has also changed how people use content, Burtich added.
“With mobile, you don’t have to have a broadband connection to access content.
If you’re on a mobile phone, you’re able to access almost anything on the Web,” he said.
Burtch and his colleagues are also pointing to the rise of social media as a potential way to bring the internet to the masses.
“It’s not just about Facebook.
You have Instagram and Twitter, but they’re all different,” he added.
And while there’s nothing new about using social media to communicate with your friends, Bostch said there is a lot of room for improvement in how social media and other platforms are used.
“Social media is one way that people are communicating and collaborating, but we don and can’t control the way that they’re interacting with the public,” he explained.
“There’s a lot more we could be doing.”