Wikimedia nonusers

    From Strategic Planning

    Barriers to Wikimedia use


    • Off-line access

    Technology Access

    • Mobile access
    • Literacy/computer literacy
    Internet access
    Percent of population who uses the Internet, by region and select countries [1]
    Region Country Percent of population who uses Internet
    Asia & Pacific 17%
    Australia 72%
    China 22%
    India 7%
    Japan 70%
    Korea 78%
    Taiwan 66%
    Europe 48%
    France 51%
    German 76%
    Russian 22%
    United Kingdom 80%
    Latin America 22%
    Argentina 28%
    Brazil 36%
    Mexico 21%
    Middle East & Africa 10%
    South Africa 10%
    North America
    Canada 73%
    United States 71%
    Mobile access

    Despite its popularity as a reference for Internet users, Wikipedia is lagging behind other providers for news and reference on mobile phones.

    Access Restrictions

    • Censorship
    • Net neutrality issues

    Reasons people with access do not use Wikipedia

    • Alternatives ( need to look at selected geographies/languages)
    • Negative perceptions


    1. Data on Internet use from the International Telecommunication Union 2008ITU data