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May 4, 2006 at 2:01 PM

No wonder the Net seemed slow last month …

Last month 694 million people 15 or older used the Internet, according to comScore Networks’ first crack at estimating the global Internet audience.

Sound like a lot? It’s still just 14 percent of the world’s population in this age group, the report said.

The biggest audience by far — 152 million — was in the U.S. But as computer use spreads in other countries, the U.S. share of the total has fallen to less than a fourth, down from two-thirds a decade ago.

So is the glass 14 percent full, or 86 percent empty?

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