Chips and Spam
Uptime monitoring company Pingdom has released its summary of the 2010 web by the numbers, and it reveals some interesting stats.
Over a hundred trillion emails were sent last year, but 89.1 percent of them were spam. That means there were over 95 trillion pieces of spam sent last year alone.
You would have to watch the video below around a trillion times to encounter that much spam.
There are nearly 1.9 billion email users worldwide, who have 2.9 billion email accounts between them.
Moving away from email, there were a total of 255 million websites, 21.4 million of which were added last week alone.
There were nearly 2 billion Internet users, remonstrating just how much room there still is for growth in the online audience. The chart below shows how the existing ones are divided geographically.
Onto ‘social media' there are over 150 million blogs. The number of people on Twitter more than doubled from 75 million to 175 million over the course of 2010, and they sent 25 billion tweets between them. The most followed Twitter account is now @ladygaga, with 7.7 million. Is it bad that we're completely indifferent about her? Facebook had the usual big numbers.
Two billion videos were watched per day on YouTube, while Flickr hosted 5 billion photos, at an upload rate of 130 million per month. This is dwarfed by Facebook, however, which has over 3 billion photos uploaded onto it per month. Internet Explorer was still the most popular browser, but Google's Chrome is off to a good start.