The Internet is huge and is getting bigger and bigger each day. More data, more downloads, the sea known as the web gets deeper by the second.
Breaking down web data into s statistics can give us a general idea of just how big it is.
For instance, did you know that 48 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube every minute?
Or, how about the fact that 71% of worldwide email traffic is spam?
Here are some more numbers to put the Internet into perspective:
The Internet in 2011
3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide.
112 – Number of emails sent and received per day by the average corporate user.
19% – Percentage of spam emails delivered to corporate email inboxes despite spam filters.
71% – Percentage of worldwide email traffic that was spam (November 2011).
0.39% – Percentage of email that was malicious (November 2011).
Although 0.39% sounds like a very low percentage, you have to keep in mind that if the average number of emails sent and received by corporate users is 112, a malicious email is hitting their system about every three days. Sure, that’s not super high, but this highlights the importance of having good security and virus precautions in place.
2.1 billion – Internet users worldwide.
45% – Share of Internet users under the age of 25.
That’s a lot of people, and with such a huge share being under the age of 25, this is an important thing to consider when developing Church web content.
95.5 million – Number of .com domain names at the end of 2011.
This is just the .com’s, so yeah, wow!
555 million – Number of websites (December 2011).
300 million – Added websites in 2011.
I could hardly believe it when I saw this. In just one year, the number of websites on the web almost doubled!?! Considering the number of blogs and websites that go dormant, I would be curious to know how many active websites there, as the volume of cyber junk is going to continue to increase year after year.
800+ million – Number of users on Facebook by the end of 2011.
225 million – Number of Twitter accounts.
100 million – Number of active Twitter users in 2011.
250 million – Number of tweets per day (October 2011).
14 million – Number of Instagram accounts created during 2011.
60 – The average number of photos uploaded per second to Instagram.
39 million – The number of Tumblr blogs by the end of 2011.
70 million – Total number of WordPress blogs by the end of 2011.
I would be curious to know the overlap on these.
1 trillion – The number of video playbacks on YouTube.
140 – The number of YouTube video playbacks per person on Earth.
48 hours – The amount of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
76.4% – YouTube’s share of the U.S. video website market (December 2011).
No wonder network television, cable and Hollywood are nervous about the Internet.
51 million – Total number of registered users on Flickr.
4.5 million – Number of photos uploaded to Flickr each day.
6 billion – Photos hosted on Flickr (August 2011).
This seems to be one area Google hasn’t gotten into … yet.
What’s your take away?