Global Internet adoption is showing signs of slowing as leading Internet economies are displaying modest year-over-year growth, according to a annual report released Wednesday by Ipsos Insight. During
2005, the global online population grew a modest 5 percent year-over-year, well short of the 20 percent growth rate observed in 2004. In addition, the number of individuals expecting to access the
Internet in the next 12 months was about the same in 2005 as 2004, indicating that prospects for growth in 2006 may be just as temperate. The report is based on interviews in 12 global markets with
over 6,500 adults, including 3,462 active Internet users.