Posts Tagged ‘internet infographic’
There are close to two and-a-half billion people online around the world – this number has grown a heady 566 percent since the year 2000 – and 70 percent of them use the internet each and every day. As you might imagine, with that kind of presence, which amounts to more than a third of the global population, quite a lot happens over the course of each 24 hours.
You want some examples? You got it. Each day, an average of 139,344 new websites go live. An incredible 144 billion emails are sent and received. 500 million people log into Facebook. Hundreds of millions of tweets* are written and exchanged, and, perhaps most amazingly, 60 hours of new video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute.
The sheer quantity of data floating around the Internet every millisecond is nearly impossible to comprehend.
But Cisco went for it, with a mind-boggling infographic called “The Internet In 2015,” aka “The Dawn of the Zettabyte.”
What’s a zettabyte, you ask? See below for the answer to that, and a sneak peek at just how exponentially our online rich media consumption is expected to increase.
The internet: it’s kind of a big deal.
It’s where stuff happens. Lots of stuff. Too much to count, in fact. Even when you break it right down – like, for example, looking at what happens online each and every minute of the day – the numbers are staggering.
There are now close to 2.5 billion internet users around the world – one-third of the entire global population – and all of these folks, collectively, get through an awful lot of internet each and every day.
And when you break it down to how much we do online every hour, minute, or even second, the numbers are mind-blowing.
Did you know that Twitter founder Jack Dorsey came up with the idea for the micro-blogging social platform by looking to combine the broad reach of dispatch software with the ease (and immediacy) of instant messaging? Dorsey pitched the idea to fellow co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and Twitter was born.
Fast-forward a whisker over six years later, and that moment of inspiration has evolved into a social powerhouse that now boasts more than 200 million active users built on the back of $60 million in venture capital, leading to a company valuation of $11 billion.
How long have you been using the internet?
If you’re a person of a certain age – that is, depressingly young – it’s highly likely you’ve never known a world without the web. While the origins of the internet can be traced back to 1969, it wasn’t until the 1990s and the launch of the first proper browser that the medium really started to take off, with Yahoo!, Google, e-commerce and the birth of social media each playing a hugely important role en route to the present day, when it’s almost impossible to imagine a life without these tools.
Ten years is long time in anyone’s life, but it’s an eternity on the internet.
Back in 2002, the internet had 569 million users – 9.1 percent of the global population – who spent, on average, just 46 minutes a day online. Today, that figure is up to 2.27 billion, – one in every third person worldwide – spending an average of four hours a day.
And it’s easy to see why: websites in 2002, well, sucked. Relatively there was hardly any of them, and those we used were, looking back, pretty awful. Internet Explorer completely dominated the browser space, and the world of social networking basically came down to a single, innovative platform, Friendster.
How much has changed in ten years?
Did you know that more than 100,000 tweets are sent each and every minute of the day?
That’s a pretty heady number. But it pales in comparison to some of the other things that take place on the internet every sixty seconds.