In just a few, quick years internet has become one of the most important facets of our world. This image shows the spread of the internet in the last twenty years, as it grows and takes over the world. The map up top represents the usage of internet as a percentage of the country.
Even if you see countries like China and India in lighter shades, the number of internet users in these countries are substantially larger than many countries with darker hues on the map. GlobalPost made the map (and the other gif images here) using data from the World Bank.