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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.[1]

  • 81.8 million .COM domain names at the end of 2009; 12.3 million .NET names & 7.8 million .ORG names.[2]

  • 234 million websites as of Dec 2009; 47 million were added in 2009.[3] In 2006, Internet users in the United States viewed an average of 120.5 Web pages each day.[4]

  • There are roughly 26 million blogs on the Internet[5] and even back in 2007, there were over 1.5 million new blog posts every day (17 posts per second).[6]


  • In December 2009, 86% of the total U.S. online population viewed video content.[7] 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.[8] 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."[9]

  • YouTube reports that 20 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute,[10] and 1 billion videos are served up daily by YouTube, or 12.2 billion videos viewed per month.[11]

  • For video hosting site Hulu, as of Nov 2009, 924 million videos were viewed per month in the U.S.[12]

  • Developers have created over 140,000 apps for the Apple iPhone and iPod and iPad and made them available in the Apple App Store.[13] Customers in 77 countries can choose apps in 20 categories, and users have downloaded over three billion apps since its inception in July 2008.[14] 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.[15]

  • 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.[16]

  • There are 10 million edits made to Wikipedia every seven weeks.[17]

  • Twitter users send out 50 million tweets per day, an average of 600 tweets per second.[18]

  • 4 billion photos hosted by Flickr as of Oct 2009.[19]



  • [1] Royal Pingdom, Internet 2009 in Numbers, Jan. 22, 2010, http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers.

    [2] Id.

    [3] Id.

    [4] Gavin O'Malley, Comcast Taps Hispanic Web Portal, MediaPost News, Online Media Daily, March 8, 2006, www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=40714

    [5] Royal Pingdom, supra.

    [6] David Sifry, The State of the Live Web, April 2007, www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html

    [7] comScore, The 2009 U.S. Digital Year in Review - A Recap of the Year in Digital Marketing 10, Feb. 2010, http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/2/comScore_Releases_2009_U.S._Digital_Year_in_Review.

    [8] Id.

    [9] Id. at 12.

    [10] Ryan Junee, Zoinks! 20 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute!, Broadcasting Ourselves: The Official YouTube Blog, May 20, 2009, http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2009/05/zoinks-20-hours-of-video-uploaded-every_20.html

    [11] Royal Pingdom, supra.

    [12] Royal Pingdom, supra.

    [13] Apple, 140,000 apps at your fingertips. From day one., www.apple.com/ipad/app-store.

    [14] Press Release, Apple, Apple's App Store Downloads Top Three Billion (Jan. 5, 2010), www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/05appstore.html

    [15] Press Release, Apple, iTunes Store Tops 10 Billion Songs Sold (Feb. 25, 2010), www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/02/25itunes.html.

    [16] Facebook, Statistics, www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics (last accessed Mar. 2, 2010).

    [17] Katalaveno, Edit growth measured in time between every 10,000,000th edit, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Katalaveno/TBE (last accessed Mar. 2, 2010).

    [18] Twitter Blog, Measuring Tweets, Feb. 22, 2010, http://blog.twitter.com/2010/02/measuring-tweets.html.

    [19] Royal Pingdom, supra.

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