According to Gallup’s 2016 World Poll data, almost half of the world’s adult population (48%) has both a mobile phone and internet access, while about one-third (34%) have a mobile but no access to the internet (via computer or mobile device). […] Among the 45 high-income countries included in the study, more than three-quarters of residents (77%) have both a mobile phone and internet access, but this is true of just 15% of residents in the 23 low-income countries.
The entire report can be downloaded from their website:
WordPress 4.9.4 is the first minor release of WordPress in over four years […] where not all users will be receiving an automatic update.
This isn’t by choice – a bug went undetected during the 4.9.3 development cycle, and was only discovered hours after 4.9.3’s release. The bug causes a PHP Fatal error to be triggered when WordPress attempts to update itself.
You may have heard about “the next billion internet users”, however, I love how Tal Oppenheimer doesn’t focus on “next”, but includes all people on the internet in general when she talks about “Building for billions on the web”. Here’s a short list extracted from her talk at Google I/O 2016. I’m posting this in early 2018, but it’s clearly just as relevant. WordPress, by the way, seems far, far behind on these goals.
During four years, I had a chance to speak at 10 or more WordCamps, including two speaking appearances at WordCamp Europe. For those who may be wrestling themselves about whether to apply for speaking or not, here’s a gentle reminder to just go, speak.