2010 Internet Stats and Prayer

Some absolutely mind-boggling stats about the state of the Internet in 2010 via Pingdom.  The numbers reminded me of this quote from John Piper: “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”

Email

  • 107 trillion — The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  • 294 billion — Average number of email messages per day.
  • 1.88 billion — The number of email users worldwide.
  • 480 million — New email users since the year before.
  • 89.1% — The share of emails that were spam.
  • 262 billion — The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
  • 2.9 billion — The number of email accounts worldwide.
  • 25% — Share of email accounts that are corporate.

Websites

  • 255 million — The number of websites as of December 2010.
  • 21.4 million — Added websites in 2010.

    Internet users

    • 1.97 billion — Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
    • 14% — Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
    • 825.1 million — Internet users in Asia.
    • 475.1 million — Internet users in Europe.
    • 266.2 million — Internet users in North America.
    • 204.7 million — Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
    • 110.9 million — Internet users in Africa.
    • 63.2 million — Internet users in the Middle East.
    • 21.3 million — Internet users in Oceania / Australia.

    Social media

    • 152 million — The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
    • 25 billion — Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
    • 100 million — New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
    • 175 million — People on Twitter as of September 2010
    • 7.7 million — People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
    • 600 million — People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
    • 250 million — New people on Facebook in 2010.
    • 30 billion — Pieces of content (links, notes, photos) shared on Facebook per month.
    • 70% — Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.
    • 20 million — The number of Facebook apps installed each day.

    Videos

    • 2 billion — The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
    • 35 — Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
    • 186 — The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
    • 84% — Share of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
    • 14% — Share of Internet users that have uploaded videos online (USA).
    • 2+ billion — The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
    • 20 million — Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.

    Images

    • 5 billion — Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
    • 3000+ — Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
    • 130 million — At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
    • 3+ billion — Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
    • 36 billion — At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.