A couple years back, I blogged about a video I came across entitled The State of the Internet created by Jesse Thomas of JESS3.com which shows different Internet statistics like the number of emails sent each day/year, number of of websites/blogs, number of people using social networks, number of videos posted and viewed on YouTube, number of tweets sent per day, etc.
The other day, I came across an animated and interactive infographic called State of the Internet 2011. Like the State of the Internet video, this infographic details the different Internet statistics but the only difference is that the data/numbers in the infographic are more up-to-date.
Here’s a short introduction for the State of the Internet 2011 infographic.
The Internet is a strange, huge beast. It is getting bigger, faster and more mobile each day. Ferocious social networks fight each other to be on top and gain more of our attention and personal information. An entire economy is generated from our browsing habits. This is the face of the Internet now. .
Some interesting data from the infographic:
- 1.2 Million Editors editing 11 million articles per month on Wikipedia.
- 1 person out of 13 is on Facebook.
- 2 billion YouTube videos watched daily.
- 89% of emails are spam.
- Only 20% of individuals in the developing world are online.
- There are 152 million blogs on the Internet.
The screenshot above is only a sample. The real infographic is interactive so some of the data are interactive and dynamic so it depends on how long the user has viewed the infographic. The data are reset when the user refreshes the infographic page.
The infographic must’ve been made earlier this year because it doesn’t include or contain any information regarding Google+. It would be interesting to see an updated version of this infographic that includes Google+.