Fractal Analysis of Internet Users Worldwide

Elvira S. Pecajas, Norma M. Duallo, Roland A. Niez, Rossini B. Romero

Abstract


This paper purported to describe the roughness of the data on Internet users around the globe in the year 2001. A fractal analysis was conducted to determine a pattern of self-similarity, ruggedness and limitations on internet utility of the different countries taken as subjects. The study covered Internet users per 100 inhabitants for each of the countries. The fractal dimension revealed that 8.6 percent of the countries obtained higher values of Internet users, and 91.4 percent attained lower values. This data was supported by hidden fractal dimensions where poor countries showed greater variability in Internet use which is relatively small in the said year.


Keywords


fractal dimension; roughness; fractality, fractal analysis; Internet users

References


Bazar, B. and G. Boalch (1997). A Preliminary model of Internet diffusion within developing countries. Retrieved from http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/proceedings/boalch/paper.html accessed 19 January 2004.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. (1983). The fractal geometry of nature. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-7167-1186-5. Retrieved 1 February 2012.

Boholano, H., Olvido, M. and Cardillo, M. (2013) Fractal Variations of Research and Teaching in Top Ranking Universities in Asia and the World.

Boholano, H.B. (2014) Fractality in the Utilization of Internet in the World. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 179-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jss.2014.24017

Chan, K. and Fang, W. (2007) Use of the internet and traditional media among young people. Retrieved from www.emeraldinsight.com/reprints

Chinn, M. and Fairlie, R. (2006) ICT Use in the Developing World: An Analysis of Differences in Computer and Internet Penetration. Review of International Economics, 18, 153-167.

Clayton, J. (2007) Educational levels of Internet use. Proceedings of Ascilite Singapore 2007, Waikato Institute of Technology.

Data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.User

Devraj, R. (2000). South Asia: Digital divide sharpens rich-poor gap, "athttp://www.undp.org/dpa/frontpagearchive/july00/7july00/tv070700.pdf, accessed 14 January 2003.

Lai, L. and Ming-To, W. (2007) The emergence of China in the internet market.

Mulligan, R. (2004). Fractal analysis of highly volatile markets: an application to technology equities. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance doi:10.1016/ S1062-9769 (03)00028-0.

Norris, P. (2003). Digital divide? Civic engagement, information poverty & the Internet in democratic societies. Retrieved from at http://ksghome.harvard.edu/.pnorris.horenstein.ksg/book1.htm, accessed 5 February 2004.

Roach, DE, Fowler, AD (1993). Dimensionality analysis of patterns: fractal measurements. Computers Geosciences Rogers, E.M. (1995) Diffusion of Innovations. Fourth edition. New York: Free Press.

William, F., Ronald, E.R., and Rogers, E.M. (1988) Research methods and the media.New York: Free Press.

UNESCO (2003). Internet in education. Retrieved from http://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/_les/3214612.pdf


Full Text: JST_2015 19

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.