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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some Amazing Numbers Re: Growth of Net & Social Media
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Most of you have probably already seen this but Pingdom recently aggregated and posted some amazing stats about "Internet 2009 In Numbers." Worth checking them all out, but here are some highlights:

  • 1.73 billion Internet users worldwide as of Sept 2009; 18% increase in Internet users since previous year.

  • 81.8 million .COM domain names at the end of 2009; 12.3 million .NET & 7.8 million .ORG

  • 234 million websites as of Dec 2009; 47 million were added in 2009.

  • 90 trillion emails sent on the Internet in 2009; 1.4 billion email users worldwide.

  • 26 million blogs on the Internet.

  • 27.3 million tweets on Twitter per day as of Nov 2009.

  • 350 million people on Facebook; 50% of them log in every day; + 500,000 active Facebook applications.

  • 4 billion photos hosted by Flickr as of Oct 2009; 2.5 billion photos uploaded each month to Facebook.

  • 1 billion videos served by YouTube each day; 12.2 billion videos viewed per month; 924 million videos viewed per month on Hulu in the US as of Nov 2009; + the average Internet user in the US watches 182 online videos each month.

And yet some people claim that digital generativity and online innovation are dead! Things have never been better.

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:29 PM | Generic Rant , Innovation , Internet

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You don't know how much your being abused by a lame power by going all internet. The truth is the senate is after nothing but your votes and money, and what are you doing is only finding the internet when the goverement knew about the internet since clinton. I don't think the senate is after a job, they only want to abuse your privacy with the internet for your vote.

Posted by: Gregory at January 26, 2010 10:38 PM

When the people so much want to give up their prvacy to the internet, maybe all they are searching for some attention in their lonely hearts club band. Why is it 49% married and 51% sinlge if the people don't know that you search for love when your lonely, do they really think the internet is going to do it. Who has the time to look at all that is on the internet when all Google is after is advertisment to show what is important. Begin your social mouth to mouth and it wins, who thought the internet is going to do the job. I may have some web pages, but I knew how scarce the on lookers where going to be.
The lonely hearts club really think they are going to find it on the internet. Not even Facebook can do that.

Posted by: Gregory at January 26, 2010 11:35 PM

Gregory -


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