Thursday, June 24, 2010

Internet in Numbers

Most of us just can't live without it, a massive flow of information via a massive numbers of connections. In this article we can see how we describe it in numbers.

Internet 41's anniversary, a timeline of the most important events happened over years

1969 Arpanet, the great grand father of the internet, is created. first it links just four institutions, which are the university of California at Los Angeles, the university of California at Santa Barbra, the University of Utah and the Stanford Research Institute.

1972 The first e.mail reader is created for Arpanet users.

1984 Domain names is used to distinguish its domains.

1989 Tim Berners-Lee of CERN came with the idea of the World Wide Web, a tool he envisions for sharing physics research between users.

1993 Floppy-disc mailings make AOL a household name.

1994 Yahoo is founded.

1997 More than 100 million people are now online.

1998 Google is founded.

2000 Annual CD sales fall by 5%, due to the increase of digital music downloads.

2001 Wikipedia is created.

2006 Online call increase with the establishment of voice-over-internet protocol.

2009 More than 1.7 Billion people are online, that's a fourth of the world's population.

And Now,

Wikipedia's global sites get 4,300 page views every second.

71, Is the average number of monthly web searches per internet user. 2 out of 3 are though Google.

More than 2.5 Billion photos are uploaded o Facebook every month. if you looked at each photo loaded in a month for one second, it would take about 80 years to see them all

Between January 1 and March 31, 2007, more than 500,000 people visited, a British web site with a live feed of wheel of cheese slowly ripening.

226,099,841 home pages went live at September 2009, according to a Netcraft Survey.

More than 400 million active Facebook users so far, each member have an average of 130 friends.

All members spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook, and there are over 160 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups and events) till now. as the average single user is connected to 60 pages, groups and events.

Lang and Flow,

In 2009 workers sent and received an average of 167 e-mails everyday. 247 billion messages were sent worldwide daily, more than 81% of them are spam

494 exabytes, is the amount of data transmitted over the web on a single day last June(2009), an exabyte equals 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.

2 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions are attributed to the internet. The main culprit is the Web's massive servers, which in 2005 they needed power as much as what's produced by 14 large power plants that year.

100 gigabits per second, is the breakneck speed of Internet2, a network that connects a consortium of more than 200 American universities, in cooperation with thousands of national and international businesses and governmental agencies.

$8 Billion, is the estimated cost to users of the "ILOVEYOU" worm in 2000. Onel de Guzman, an amateur programmer, allegedly authored it.

1,500%, is the increase in the number of web users n Africa and the middle east between 2000 and 2009.

100% of homes in the Falkland islands are connected to the internet, which is the highest percentage in the world.

0.1% of the population of Myanmar has use the internet, the lowest in the world.

4,229,520 people in 226 countries have volunteered their PCs to the University of California at Berkeley's SETI(Search for Extraterrestrial Life) distributed-computing program.

20 hours of video are uploaded every minute to YouTube.

Sources: Science Illustrated Magazine, Wikipedia, Google statistics, various related articles.

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