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66% of internet users in 1996 were in the US 

A recent report conducted by Mashable and Statista revealed that the most internet users are in Asia, which was home to 42% of users in 2012. Europe is close behind, with 27% of all internet users. In comparison, the US holds 14% of the internet population – as compared to 66% in 1996.

The chart below, created by Statista, demonstrates the changes over the past 17 years: