NEW DELHI—India will overtake the U.S. to have the second-largest population of Internet users after China by December, an Indian trade group said Tuesday.
Fueled by a boom in smartphone ownership, the number of Internet users will rise to 402 million in December from 375 million in October, according to the trade group Internet and Mobile Association of India. China has about 650 million Internet users, according to the World Bank.
Much of the increase is driven by a boom in mobile-data users, which rose to 276 million in October, an increase from 159 million from a year earlier, the trade group’s report said. Of the 11 million Indians that the report says will access the Internet for the first time in the next year, two-thirds will do so with a cellphone.
Falling smartphone prices in India explain most of the rise in Internet adoption. Mobile-data use exploded as the average price or smartphones fell to around $150 last year, and many companies now sell entry-level devices for less than $100, while cellular service companies sell Internet packages for as little 11 rupees ($0.17) for 30 megabytes of data. As a result, 94% of Indian Internet users said their cellphone is their primary means to access the web.
Had to sit by an Indian on the bus today.
You guys weren't kidding about the smell.
Menacing monkeys are destroying India’s internet
We can make fun of India’s soap operas, their funny English accents and the stereotype of their tech support call centres, but one thing we can’t (and shouldn’t, honestly) make fun of is their monkeys.
India’s northern temple town of Varanasi is a tourist city – domestic as well as foreign. The two million residents share the city with a large number of monkeys – seen as an avatar of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman and considered sacred.
But the monkeys are biting through internet wires set around the town, and are causing very frequent internet outages, which is hurting the city’s tourist potential.
Now, the city nestled on the banks of the river Ganges and under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, faces a monkey dilemma: trap the monkeys and / or chase them away, or suffer the lack of internet.
Chasing sacred monkeys away would most definitely outrage residents and temple-goers.
The city of over two million people is impossibly crowded and laying underground cables everywhere is out of the question, but a senior engineer with Telecommunication Department, A.P Srivastav, says there are plans to lay some optical cable underground to deal with the situation.
“There is an immense monkey menace. They bite the wires and the signal gets disrupted. It happens very often. We have laid down optical cable underground till the banks which has resolved half the problem, but at this point of time it is not possible to do so everywhere across the banks. So, we take it above head and also deal with monkeys,” said Srivastav for the IBTimes.
It really is a crisis. I mean, why would you go and take selfies with some monkeys if you can’t upload them to your Instagram after?
But we don't notice the indians. Since most of them are on smartphones and stick to social media and free messaging services there's only a tiny spill into the real internet. Can you imagine a billion indians shitposting on all the real services?
i am indian and let me tell you, being indian is actually a great thing. we have beautiful people and we have ugly people. just like any race. I for 1 am a great person, have great friends, and i take care of every one that is in my life and i am glad to do it, and for that i have people that love me around me. also, indian parents are one of the best parents you can have. sometimes they can be really strict, but they will take care of you no matter what, and they will buy you what ever it is that you need. as long as your not a selfish ****head. Also, we all have great jobs, lots of money and a family that we all love and take care off. suck my dick op suck my dick.
Unlike some of you racist turds further up in the thread, I already imagined how it'd be when actually all of mankind is on the internet in the ages of 2800 baud dial-up (wasn't on the internet very early on, but eh...).
And it is actually good. Honestly, if someone posts porn or technical specs of something as of yet undocumented, I don't care if it was an Indian.
Racists also were around back then, nothing new under the sun.
I am who is happy with this situation, not them.
I bet some of them will, every other country already has that.
> Inb4 modern adult wimminz shouldn't have to deal with offers of a flirtatious to sexual nature on muh safe internet.
ugh. Don't remind me. That place used to be tolerable in the HD2 days. Now it's toxic.
Word to the wise: cheap flagships from china are an excellent deal (like Xiaomi) but guess who is going to be infesting any "English speaking" forum? You guessed it.
Excuse but do you know that India is one of the most repidly developing nations in the world? Are you hungry? You are going on and on about the designsted shitting streets? Do you want to eat the shit? You can go the China for that, in India we do have shit, but we call them foreigners. Bloody idiots, don't even know what you talking about and them say India very stupid. We are the reason Information Technology is improving so much and all you IT support people are us Indians. We smell bad? You are shit and then wipe with toilet paper, you idiot dog. We clean with water, like normal people. Go to China and roll in your beloved shit, retard.
Stupid idiots, scared to reply is it? What a bunch of losers, having sex with your mother and sister is it? Idiot Americans. EAT SHIT.
Go on, keep being angry, currynigger. Get mad, get REAL mad.
Welcome to 4chan.
What the actual fuck are you on about?
If you are going to post here, try speaking english.
Think about the amount of fecal matter that those phones carry
You bitches are at the mercy of your corrupt politicians and drunk celebrities haha.. Hurr durr my cricket (shittiest game in the world) , shit bollywood films based on unrealistic love stories 99.999% of the time.
Aping western music,
Man you Street shitters need a fucking reality check,
Not to mention your retarded soaps
Are you one of those jain madwadi cutlets whod suck his mother's vagina for Rs. 1
Wow man this thread is really D E S I G N A T E D
Why are all indians so meme tier?
No, a high fiber diet makes your poop super-smeary making it a bitch to clean up. If I eat less fiber, my poop becomes firmer and much less messy around my anus.
t. a guy who consumes 40+ g of fiber a day
dude it's 4chan - shitpost central of the interwebz! just take the bantz and move on.
In real world, no one is this racist to anyone.
some beta faggot neckbeard virgin banging on his keyboard, spewing out meme after meme should not be seen as a huge thing.
Just learn to keep your country clean.
Our streets aren't filled with trash, why are yours?
We do not shit outside in the open, why do your people?
>inb4 i alone can't do shit.
>inb4 hurr durr poverty
>inb4 hurr durr corruption
find a way, or take the bantz and GTFO!
I saw a Indian trying to shit in the open in my country and I told him that he would get arrested. I pointed him to the bathroom and left. I turned around and he just shit behind a bush.
>if you wanna be taken seriously on Internet
lol why would I want that anon?
>In real world, no one is this racist to anyone.
>designated mother sodomizers
>designated sister rapers
>designated fatherless fat-fags
>designated shooting streets
>designated McD application avenues
>designated landwhale Motor Scooters lanes
I'd just like more of those satellite launching contracts.
>fucking dravidians can launch satellites.
>fucking american nigger can't go beyond ooga booga
teach your niggers something faggots
Aajkal ke Bache...
even urban dictionary has the right definition. go find it.
Good one Pajeet.
>mfw a currynig thought he was a human near me
thanks for the keks, mate.
For this i'll tell you what chutiya really means -
Chut is a pussy (virgin, or only a few times fucked - basically one which can be called technically fresh).
Bhosda is when the chut has been fucked so hard and so many times that it has grown into a huge ditch. (biologically not possible, but whatever.)
Chutiya is someone who came out from a virgin chut. (I hope God doesn't smite me for this, but Christ is a prime example).
The basic connotation is - your father was such a doofus, he didn't even fuck your mom, and just masturbated and ejaculated inside her and thus you were conceived. Imagine how big of a doofus you are?
Your father never fucked your mom, just ejaculated inside her pussy, and got pregnant with you. a family of literal fools.
ooh, nice burn!
It's called being anonymous.
Also, 4chan is the shitpost central of the internet. Only a fool takes anything posted here seriously.
join the shitposting, if you can.
If you can't take the bantz - GTFO!
Chill out George. Read a book.
>no body cares about you
Are you going to hurt yourself, now?
do you want me to call 911?
think of an hero?
you know what, JUST FUCKING DO IT ALREADY, YOU WORTHLESS FAGGOT!
Do they have any books about shitting in toilets? Cause I think you folk have a dire need of them.
Sukhil, calm yourself. All of the shit stench must have addled your brain.
call us when you need your sister to be bred.
ITT: Niggers flaming each other just to convince they are the master race.
Literally, who gives a shit? If you got the money, you got the bitches. No one cares if you are an Indian or Muhammad.
>mfw murricunts think a clock is a bomb
>mfw that kid becomes famous worldwide
>"i make complex stuff and solder processors"
>mfw they literally fall for that shit
>your women wanting to castrate men of your race
little pink peepees just can't keep up