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I was looking for information about -

  1. If intelligence predicts internet usage.
  2. A relation between IP addresses per capita versus GDP per capita.

I'd greatly appreciate any sources or just raw data on any one or both of these.

Notes:

Google search did not yield much but maybe i'm not doing it right.

I tried I found some things on wolfram alpha though.

I did find a relationships indicating that in developing countries, there were more IP addresses per person compared to other undeveloped countries.

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  • MaxMind.com provides free (coarse) database showing the distribution of IP addresses to countries/cities: dev.maxmind.com/geoip/legacy/geolite – Andrew - OpenGeoCode Mar 12 '14 at 20:21
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    Please be careful with statements like "If intelligence predicts internet usage." IP addresses and internet usage are correlated to GDP per capita, as you show. But I would be very skeptical about making an assumption about the "intelligence" of a person who has no access to education, health care, technology, and a stable government. – philshem Mar 13 '14 at 14:11
  • @Philshem Why should I be 'careful'? Additionally, can you prove your skepticism? – shkl Mar 13 '14 at 21:40
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    @user67707 Please define intelligence in a global way. And as a skeptic, it's not my job to prove anything - it's up to you to reverse my skepticism. – philshem Mar 14 '14 at 9:07
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    @philshem is quite right: what do you mean by intelligence? Can be education, IQ, creative output etc. Moreover, you'll show a correlation. You have to be careful – I cannot emphasise this enough – because people will interpret it as "if you're smart, you're more likely to use the internet" which is completely unfounded given the above. – Ulrich Mar 14 '14 at 16:52
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Going by country is pretty coarse. But as indicated in my earlier comment, I would start with the (coarse) database showing the distribution of IP addresses to countries/cities: http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/legacy/geolite.

I would then use the World Bank datasets on economic related data per country, such as:

  • GDP
  • Economic Indicators
  • Gender Statistics
  • Education Statistics
  • GNI Gross National Income per capita
  • Health and Nutrition Indicators

http://datacatalog.worldbank.org/

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