Very cool little video here by Jess3 documenting Internet growth and activity. Ironically, Berin sent it to me as Adam Marcus and I were updating the lengthy list of Net & online media stats you'll find down below. Many of the stats we were compiling are shown in the video. Enjoy!
1.73 billion Internet users worldwide as of Sept 2009; an 18% increase from the previous year.
81.8 million .COM domain names at the end of 2009; 12.3 million .NET names & 7.8 million .ORG names.
234 million websites as of Dec 2009; 47 million were added in 2009. In 2006, Internet users in the United States viewed an average of 120.5 Web pages each day.
There are roughly 26 million blogs on the Internet and even back in 2007, there were over 1.5 million new blog posts every day (17 posts per second).
In December 2009, 86% of the total U.S. online population viewed video content. The average online viewer watched 187 videos (up 95 percent from the previous year), while the average video length viewed grew from 3.2 to 4.1 minutes. The majority of online video viewing (52%) occurred at video sites ranked outside of the top 25, suggesting the increased fragmentation of online video and the emergence of sites in the "long tail."
YouTube reports that 20 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute, and 1 billion videos areserved up daily byYouTube, or 12.2 billion videos viewed per month.
For video hosting site Hulu, as of Nov 2009, 924 million videos were viewed per monthin the U.S.
Developers have created over 140,000 apps for the Apple iPhone and iPod and iPad and made them available in the Apple App Store. Customers in 77 countries can choose apps in 20 categories, and users have downloaded over three billion apps since its inception in July 2008. Apple's iTunes Store has a catalog of 12 million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes, and 8,500 movies. It has sold more than 10 billion songs.
Social networking giant Facebook reports that each month, its 400+ million users upload more than 3 billion photos, and create over 3.5 million events. More than 3 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each week. There are also more than 3 million active Pages on the site.
There are 10 million edits made to Wikipedia every seven weeks.
Twitter users send out 50 million tweets per day, an average of 600 tweets per second.
4 billion photos hosted by Flickr as of Oct 2009.