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

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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! 🙂

Email

  • 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).

Websites

  • 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.

Images

  • 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.

Videos

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

Ultimate Web Resource Directory

globe_in_flat_screen_monitorThis post has been a huge endeavor – Over 200 Entries – and features links to important information and resources for highly searched subjects as well as issues concerning consumer safety, emergency preparedness, medical help,child care, pet care, travel, entertainment, internet related help, government resources, economy minded sites, coupons, do-it-yourself tutorials, consumer reports, school resources, real estate, lots of reference sites to many different subjects, and the list goes on ….. Many of the referral sites are FREE while others are CHEAP. I’ve visited about 95% of the sites listed here at one time or another as I’ve been keeping track of some of the better or more interesting or informative ones. I’ve tried to avoid sites with too much interference of annoying ads or ramblings away from the subject initially sought after.

Lots of FREE information located within this directory

that could save you plenty of money, lots of time,

and probably some stress too!


 

Air Quality –

Airline & Vacation Package Discounts –

Airline Directory/Locator (International) – 

Airport Directory/Guide (International) –

Alternative Medicine –

AMTRAK Schedule & Information –

Amusement Parks/Theme Park/Water Parks Directory –

Antiques & Collectibles – Value/Price Guide

Apartment Rentals Nationwide –

Auctions & Marketplaces To Buy/Sell Online –

Auto Insurance Comparisons –

Auto Repair Directory/Locator –

Auto Repair Manuals (Online Resource)

Auto Safety – Government Site –

Baby/Infant Care –

Baby Names/Meanings –

Bartender Guide To Drinks –

Blog Listing Directory/Locator

Blog: FREE Blog Sites

Book Reviews/Best Sellers

Book Stores: Independently-Owned Store Locator –

Bus Travel – Greyhound –

Bus Tours/Charters Directory –

Calendar/Scheduler/Customize – Perpetual (printable)

Calorie Counter –

Campground & RV Park Directory –

Car Purchasing Online –

Car Buying Online + Reviews/Ratings –

Car Buyers Guide –

Car Values – Kelley Blue Book –

Casinos Online Directory/Reviews –

Celebrity Obituary Listings –

Celebrity Gossip/Online Tabloids  –

Cell Phone Directory FREE – 

Cell Phone Reviews –

Cheap Gas Locator –

Child Care Resources –

Children’s Activities & Projects Resource –

Classified Advertising Online –

Clip Art FREE Online –

Coffee Houses: Independently-Owned Store Locator –

Coin Exchange/Redemption Locator-

Cold & Flu Remedies –

College Textbooks (Buy/Sell) – CHEAP –

Computer/Internet Download Applications – FREE

Computer Spyware Detector & Eliminator – FREE & SAFE

Concert & Event Locator/Directory –

Consumer Complaints/Protection/Warranty – Federal Trade Commission –

Consumer Product Ratings & Reviews –

Consumer Safety/ Product Recall Lists –

Contractor Directory/Listings  –

Computer Repair Directory  –

Conversion Charts/Lists (For Almost Everything)

Coupons Books for Entertainment & Dining Discounts –

Coupons for Groceries & Merchandise – FREE & Printable

Credit Card Search (Compare Before You Apply)

Currency Converter – World Curency

Daily Almanac –

Debit Cards – Prepaid (Comparisons) – 

Dentist Directory –

Dictionary Online –

Diet Plans (Listings/Reviews) FREE  –

Directory Assistance FREE Phone Numbers (Free 411) –

DMV National Directory/Guide –

(for Driving Laws/Requirements/Education/Records/Traffic Schools)

Do-It-Yourself: Auto Repair –

Do-It-Yourself: Computer Repair –

Do-It-Yourself: Home Repair Projects (by category)

“Do Not Call” Registry –

Doctor/Physician Directory/Locator (by Specialty) –

Drug/Pill Reference Guide –

Earthquake Information & Recent Activity

Emergency National Hotlines –

Emergency Preparedness –

Encyclopedia Online –

Facts (in general)

Fair & Event Directory (State/County/District/Regional) –

Farmer’s Almanac –

Fast Food & Restaurant Promotions/Discounts/Freebies

Fast Food Finder + Health & Nutrition Guide

Fire Information/National Logistical Support Center –

Fire – Cal Fire – California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection –

Flea Market & Swap Meet Directory –

Food & Drug Administration –

Food Poisoning –

FREE Stuff – Freebies Online –

Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Guide –

Gardening Guide – 

Going Green

Gold & Silver Exchange Rates –

Government: FREE Information Source –

Government: FREE Publications & Resources –

Government Grants/Loans Directory & Guide –

Government Reference Guide –

Government – The White House –

Health Insurance/Health Care Plan  Comparisons –

Highway Travel Sources – 

Hippy Communes Directory Locator –

Home/House Insurance Company Comparisons –

Home Makeovers – HGTV

Home Solutions Using Alternative Products

Image/Picture Search Engine –

Identity Theft Resources –

Identity Theft Protection Service (Reviews/Ratings/Compare)

Indian Casino Directory –

Internet Domain Registration Sites –

Internet On The Go – Wireless Internet Provider Info –

ISP: Internet Service Provider Directory –

ISP: Internet Service Provider Reviews –

Job/Employment Search Directory –

Jokes/Funnies Online –

Kids Health (All Issues About Growing Up) –

Learn To Draw Online –

Legal Forms Online FREE –

Legal Reference Directory/Law Guide –

Life Insurance Comparisons –

Make At Home Products

Maps Online

Marathon Listings/Schedule –

Master Card Global ATM Locator – 

Medical Dictionary/Encyclopedia –

Missing & Runaway Children/Teens  –

Movie & Theater Listings/Showtimes –

Movie Search & Reviews –

Movies Theaters: Independently-Owned Theater Locator –

Music Charts (American & International)

Music Charts (Indie/International)

Music Research/Song Information

National Parks –

Native American/Indian SuperSite (Tribes/Events/Casinos) –

Newspapers Online Directory (Worldwide) FREE –

Nutrition Facts/Understanding Food Labels –

Obituary Notices – Online Reference –

Online Free Games –

Parents Guide/Parenting –

Pawn Shop Directory/Locator –

Pet Care Resource –

Pet Pharmacy Online –

Phone: FREE 411 – Directory Assistance  –

Phone: FREE – Number Search/People/Business/Directory/Area Code/Zip Code –

Phone: FREE – Reverse Phone Look-Up –

Phone: FREE – Mobile Phone Information Services –

(including Traffic/Weather/Travel/Directions/Movies/News/Sports)

Phone: Toll Free Directory Assistance (800 Number Look-Ups) –

Phone Service – CHEAP – Internet-Based –

Photography Guide

Product Safety Recalls –

Public Records Directory –

Questions & Answers –

Radio Station Worldwide Locator –

Real Estate Finder/MLS Listings –

Recipes Online FREE –

Recycling Guide/Directory/Locator

Religion Facts & Comparisons  –

Reservations Online – Lodging –

Restaurant Directory/Locator –

Retirement Communities Directory/Locator

Road Conditions/Closures (National) –

Road Trip Travel Guide/Unusual Tourist Attractions –

Scam Checking/Reporting –

School Alumni/Reunions –

School Directory Nationwide –

Search Engine List/Directory –

Senior Services –

Slang Dictionary/Reference –

Social Networking Online / Listings-

Solar Energy

Sound F/X Directory –

Sports Almanac & Encyclopedia

Stocks

Stores That Accept Competitors Coupons –

Suicide Prevetion Hotline –

Summer Camp Directory/Locator

Swine Flu Info/Updates – (CDC) Center For Disease Control & Prevention –

Swine Flu Info/Updates – (WHO) World Health Organization –

Taxi Service Directory/Reservations Online (National) –

Teen Issues –

Texting Lingo Glossary –

Thrift Store Locator –

Tourism Information/Offices Directory (National/Worldwide) –

Trade School Directory –

Trade Show Directory –

Translator – Full Text/Web Page Translator

Travel Discount Reservations –

Travel Guides/Information Resource –

Travel Guides (Order Online/FREE by mail) –

Trivia & Fun Stuff –

Troubled Teens (Advice/Info) –

Truck Stop Directory/Locator FREE –

TV Online – Watch FREE –

TV Online – Watch FREE – Major Networks –

TV Program Schedules –

TV Reception Problems/DTV Info –

Urban Legends, Myths & Rumors –

Useless Information –

US Cities & Towns Profiled/Info –

Vegetarian Food Source

Video Game Cheats/Tips/Tricks –

Video Game System Repair –

Video Rentals CHEAP –

Video Sharing Sites Online –

VISA Global ATM Locator –

Vitamin Guide –

Weather Service/Forecasts –

Web Browsers Guide –

Web Image Hosting/Sharing Sites – FREE –

Websites: Domain & Hosting Sites –

Websites: FREE Domain & Hosting Sites –

WiFi Hot Spot Directory (National)  –

Wireless Internet Provider Information –

World Records –

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