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Internet Society's 2018 Year in Numbers

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Growing our global community

2

New Special Interest Groups created

49,139

Internet Society Members

4

New Internet Society Chapters recognized

88 Discussion Group Communities and 60 Chapter Communities on Internet Society Connect

135

Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups currently active

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Supporting people who make a difference

114

Chapter and Community projects in 74 countries received funding from the Internet Society

30

Fellows to the IETF from 24 countries, diversifying IETF participation and fostering new leaders from emerging economies

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14

Ambassadors participating in the Internet Governance Forum representing 14 countries

50

Youth@IGF Fellows from 33 countries, contributing to increased youth participation in Internet governance

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43

mostly government officials from 29 countries participated in the IETF Policymakers Program in 2018

More than

1,700

people trained in the “Building Wireless Community Networks” and “Shaping the Internet – History & Futures” online courses in 3 languages

Hackathon during the IETF 102 ,Montreal, Canada,15th, July. 2018

Building trust

MANRS has grown to 143 participants:
116 Network Operators and 27 IXPs

OTA released 10th annual Trust Audit;
reviewed more than
1,000 consumer-facing websites

Internet Society and Chatham House released a report on encryption that explored ways to bridge the security of infrastructure, devices, data and communications and the needs of law enforcement.

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Securing the Internet of Things

IoT Security for Policymakers paper was released

We encouraged consumers to #GetIoTSmart

Internet Society collaborated with policymakers from 7 countries in 4 regions to include our IoT policy recommendations in their publications and multistakeholder discussions on IoT

43

Internet Society Chapters participated in this year’s Chapterthon event: IoT – the future is ours to shape.

Working around the globe

27

Countries with Internet Society staff

39

Languages spoken by Internet Society staff

100

Internet Society full-time staff members

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Reaching out to the world

2,806

Internet Society media hits

150

Events livestreamed which equals 880 days of viewing!

42,600

Followers of @internetsociety on Twitter

1,700,000

Visitors and

35%

Increase in time visitors spent at www.internetsociety.org

50,000

Reports and papers downloaded

199,000

Likes on Facebook

10,600

LinkedIn followers

841

Blog posts published, including 177 posts in French and 183 posts in Spanish

Image credits:

  • 2018: Steven VanDesande Jr on Unsplash

  • Bilim Bulagy: Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures

  • Staff photo: Internet Society / Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Pictures