State of the Internet 2010 – Remarkable Stats on the State of the Internet
Individual stats like Facebook passing the 400 million user mark, Twitter hitting 50 million tweets per day, and YouTube viewers watching 1 billion videos per day are impressive on their own, but what if we looked at Internet-related stats collectively? Jesse Thomas did just that in his video State of the Internet. The video — created and animated by Thomas with data from multiple sources — highlights some remarkable figures and visually depicts the Internet as we know it today. Its a must-watch video for anyone trying to wrap their minds around just how immersed web technologies have become in our everyday lives. Here are some of the most intriguing figures shared in the video: – There are 1.73 billion Internet users worldwide as of September 2009. – There are 1.4 billion e-mail users worldwide, and on average we collectively send 247 billion e-mails per day. Unfortunately 200 billion of those are spam e-mails. – As of December 2009, there are 234 million websites. – Facebook gets 260 billion pageviews per month, which equals 6 million page views per minute and 37.4 trillion pageviews in a year. Jesse Thomas (JESS3) designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010.