There have been recurring themes about there internet this year, and one of them is growth. As previously predicted, it has indeed grown. The world average internet penetration stands at about 26% ( for 2009) and interestingly enough, Africa has surpassed the middle east in the number of internet users by Geographic region. it stands at about 86.2% while the middle east is at about 58.2%.
I found an interesting short video giving all sorts of stats about the internet and its growth. Enjoy