Does the Internet really connect everyone? (July 2015) In the early days of networked computers, digital communication was the domain of a small number of technical professionals. Since that time, the Internet has grown from a novelty to a necessity for much of the world’s population. The Internet has become the primary means by which many of us work, study and socialize. However, recent studies have shown that about 60% of the world’s population remains offline. Read more about Does the Internet really connect everyone?