The state of the internet

This term we have discussed the internet and its impact on our lives as part of our work on columns. Mashable posted on  the state of the internet using information from a video produced by Jesse Thomas. The video was created and animated by Thomas with data from multiple sources. It highlights some remarkable figures and visually depicts the internet as we know it today. The video shows us how immersed web technologies have become in our everyday lives.

Watch the video (above) but I have put some of the most interesting statistics below:

– 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.

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