There are several factors behind the exponential rise in the numbers of people who use the Internet.
The first factor behind the exponential rise in the numbers of people who use the Internet is the ‘free’ nature of the Internet. Most of the things done on the Internet are done free of charge. If, for instance, one wants to create an email address, he or she may only have to visit, say, the www.gmail.com sign up page, and create one there. There would still be no hidden costs: as the person in question can still login to gmail free of charge, anytime, anywhere. That is also how most other services on the Internet work.
The second factor behind the exponential rise in the number of the people who use the Internet is the user-friendly nature of the Internet.
The third factor behind the exponential rise in the number of the people who sue the Internet is the versatility of the Internet. Thanks to this versatility of the Internet, it can be used for so many things, and this pushes many people to it. While initially it was presented as an information transmission media, the Internet has since evolved – thanks to its versatility – into a tool for social networking, a tool for entertainment, a tool for commerce… and pretty much everything else you can think of.