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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Internet Numbers in 2009"

What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there?

Pingdom answers all of those questions and many more. I've provided a selection of some of their data, for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

EMAIL:
  • 90 trillion –- The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2009.
  • 247 billion –- Average number of email messages per day.
  • 1.4 billion –- The number of email users worldwide.
  • 100 million –- New email users since the year before.
  • 81% –- The percentage of emails that were spam.
  • 24% –- Increase in spam since last year.
  • 200 billion –- The number of spam emails per day (assuming 81% are spam).

WEBSITES:
  • 234 million – The number of websites as of December 2009.
  • 47 million – Websites added in 2009.

INTERNET USERS:
  • 1.73 billion – Internet users worldwide (September 2009).
  • 18% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
  • 738,257,230 – Internet users in Asia.
  • 418,029,796 – Internet users in Europe.
  • 252,908,000 – Internet users in North America.
  • 179,031,479 – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
  • 67,371,700 – Internet users in Africa.
  • 57,425,046 – Internet users in the Middle East.
  • 20,970,490 – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
  • 126 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
  • 350 million – People on Facebook.
  • 50% – Percentage of Facebook users that log in every day.
  • 500,000 – The number of active Facebook applications.

IMAGES:
  • 4 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (October 2009).
  • 2.5 billion – Photos uploaded each month to Facebook.
  • 30 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

VIDEOS:
  • 1 billion – The total number of videos YouTube serves in one day.
  • 12.2 billion – Videos viewed per month on YouTube in the US (November 2009).
  • 924 million – Videos viewed per month on Hulu in the US (November 2009).
  • 182 – The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
  • 81.9% – Percentage of embedded videos on blogs that are YouTube videos.

-Jon

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