Mind Boggling Stats About Internet Usage In 2009

If you wanna see some mind-boggling numbers about internet usage, on a global scale, and all statistics and figures relating to the world wide web, you should definitely check out a website called Pingdom. They have recently put together an astounding, eye-opening post, that pretty much sums up the current ‘state of the internet’ during this past year, 2009. Statistics are compiled by-the-numbers with sources included. Prepare yourself for sensory overload!

Some examples include the following staggering statistics…..

  • 90 trillion e-mails were sent during 2009 over the net
  • 234 million websites exist on the web as of December 2009
  • 126 million blogs and counting
  • YouTube serves 1 billion movies per day
  • And much more!

The FULL POST can be found at this link > Internet 2009 in numbers


What happened with the Internet in 2009?

A wide variety of sources were used in collecting data from around the Web. For those interested, a full list of sources used for this reference can be found at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy! 🙂


  • 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.
  • 92% – Peak spam levels late in the year.
  • 24% – Increase in spam since last year.
  • 200 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 81% are spam).


  • 234 million – The number of websites as of December 2009.
  • 47 million – Added websites in 2009.

Web Servers

  • 13.9% – The growth of Apache websites in 2009.
  • -22.1% – The growth of IIS websites in 2009.
  • 35.0% – The growth of Google GFE websites in 2009.
  • 384.4% – The growth of Nginx websites in 2009.
  • -72.4% – The growth of Lighttpd websites in 2009.

Domain Names

  • 81.8 million – .COM domain names at the end of 2009.
  • 12.3 million – .NET domain names at the end of 2009.
  • 7.8 million – .ORG domain names at the end of 2009.
  • 76.3 million – The number of country code top-level domains (e.g. .CN, .UK, .DE, etc.).
  • 187 million – The number of domain names across all top-level domains (October 2009).
  • 8% – The increase in domain names since the year before.

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).
  • 84% – Percent of social network sites with more women than men.
  • 27.3 million – Number of tweets on Twitter per day (November, 2009)
  • 57% – Percentage of Twitter’s user base located in the United States.
  • 4.25 million – People following @aplusk (Ashton Kutcher, Twitter’s most followed user).
  • 350 million – People on Facebook.
  • 50% – Percentage of Facebook users that log in every day.
  • 500,000 – The number of active Facebook applications.


  • 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.


  • 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).
  • 82% – Percentage of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
  • 39.4% – YouTube online video market share (USA).
  • 81.9% – Percentage of embedded videos on blogs that are YouTube videos.

Malicious Software

  • 148,000 – New zombie computers created per day (used in botnets for sending spam, etc.)
  • 2.6 million – Amount of malicious code threats at the start of 2009 (viruses, trojans, etc.)
  • 921,143 – The number of new malicious code signatures added by Symantec in Q4 2009.

Data sources: Website and web server stats from Netcraft. Domain name stats from Verisign and Webhosting.info. Internet user stats from Internet World Stats. Web browser stats from Net Applications. Email stats from Radicati Group. Spam stats from McAfee. Malware stats from Symantec (and here) and McAfee. Online video stats from Comscore, Sysomos and YouTube. Photo stats from Flickr and Facebook. Social media stats from BlogPulse, Pingdom (here and here), Twittercounter, Facebook and GigaOm.


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Top 20 Incredible Edible Fair Foods – If You Dare

fair-foodThroughout much of the United States and Canada, summer time means fair time. Although state, provincial, county and district fairs pretty much exist year round (depending on what region of the country you live in, summer is generally associated with the bulk of them. And ….. when you think of fairs, many people think of the plethora of different types of food being served, as well as what the latest craze will be in exuberant and glorified fun food. In other words, what strange new concoction will be the big hit of this year’s event. Many food vendors travel on the fair circuit a large portion of the year.

At one time, the basic fair food consisted of corn dogs, burgers, cheese steak, Italian sausage,fried_dough_food_booth corn-on-the-cob, french fries, onion rings, nachos, giant pickle on a stick, cotton candy, popcorn, carmel corn, candy apples, snow cones, ice cream cones, lemonade, and the like. Nowadays, there seems to be no end in sight to the various concoctions and oddities that can be thrown together, and a it also seems like just about anything that can be put on a stick and/or deep fried will make a big splash on the general fair-going public.


fried cheese curds

Around the country, some formidable fair oddities over the last few years have included deep fried cheese curds in Wisconsin, fried Kronski’s sausage in Wyoming, fried pickles with horseradish sauce at the New York Dutchess County Fair, alligator-on-a-stick and the inevitable spaghetti-on-a-stick at the Minnesota State Fair. I’m not sure what the top fair foods are in other areas of the country

funnel cake

funnel cake

(though I’d like to know — the south and southwest must have some pretty extravagant signature dishes), but there is a back-story to a lot of these retro treats. Some of them represent arcane regional specialties ….. some of them are just insanely freakish sideshow snacks.

deep fried twinkie

deep fried Twinkie

Well, I guess if it can be put on a stick and deep fried, you have a tasty state fair treat!

fried coca cola

fried coca cola

Watch out arteries!

Here is a list of 20 (in no particular order) of the biggest, unusual, artery as well as gut bustin’ concoctions served at various fairs this year as well as over the past few summers.

zucchini-weeniCheck these out along with a few  pictures of  what they actually look like.

You say you’re going on a diet after you get back from the fair, right?

Makes your arteries harden just thinking about it, doesn’t it? 🙂

chicken fried bacon

chicken fried bacon

  1. Chicken Fried Bacon
  2. Fried Avocado Bites
  3. Spaghetti and Meatball-On-A-Stick
  4. Fried Frog Legs
  5. Hot Beef Sundae
  6. Pizza Cones
  7. Deep-Fried Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger
  8. Deep-Fried Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich
  9. Deep-Fried Twinkies
  10. Deep-Fried Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola or Dr. Pepper
  11. Key Lime Pie On-A-Stick

    Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich

    Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich

  12. Deep-Fried Snickers, Milky Way or Three Musketeers Bars
  13. Deep-Fried Twinkie-On-A-Stick
  14. Deep-Fried Oreos
  15. Deep-Fried Cheesecake
  16. Fried Mac & Cheese
  17. Fried Banana Split
  18. Deep-Fried Cookie Dough
  19. Deep-Fried Bread Pudding
  20. Deep-Fried Pickle-On-A-Stick

Bonus creations to salivate over …..

hot beef sundae

hot beef sundae

  • Deep-Fried Zucchini Weenie
  • Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
  • Deep-Fried Latte
  • Fried Banana Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
  • Fried Sweet Potato Pie
  • Deep-Fried S’mores
  • Fried Guacamole

Freaky Fried Fair Foods


Here are a few more “Best Fair Food” offerings in a few additional states.

pizza cone

pizza cone

Texas – Chicken Fried Bacon

California – Fried Avocado Bites

Minnesota – Spaghetti and Meatball on a Stick

California – Fried Frogs Legs

Iowa – Hot Beef Sundae

Indiana – Pizza Cones

California – Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwhich

Indiana – Deep Fried Twinkie

Texas – Fried Coca Cola

Minnesota – Key Lime Pie on a Stick


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