I posted to Twitter a query that I wondered if people could help come up with some stats to show how amazing the internet is in numbers. And Twitter delivered just as it so often does. Rather than just favourite the responses and move on I thought I’d blog the results.
Six people retweeted the request and four people came back with some results. Here are those results.
It breaks down into the picture today and predictions of what is likely to happen. There’s a health warning to this. You’ll quickly lose track of the numbers and your jaw will hit the floor.
The internet: what is here today
The internet in realtime is a brilliant link that shows how quickly is generated. The figures whizz by across a range of platforms like twitter, Instagram, google, foursquare and others and start from zero from the second you log on.
Alternatively, internet live stats looks at the big picture. The really big picture of how many internet users there are in the world (2.9 billion and counting when I looked) and the number of websites (almost 1 billion when I looked.)
There is also a rather cracking digital marketing website that seeks to pull together a blizzard of stats from across the internet over who is using what and where.
And also the excellent Shift Happens update for 2014 with a blizzard of stats in a YouTube film.
And also the wearesocial global social media survey for 2014.
(thanks @dansutch @sarahlay @brownhillsbob and @annieheath @madlinsugdn @paulwebster)
The internet: what is yet to come
Here is a link to infographics about the internet of things. This is part of the internet that has yet to arrive in a widespread way. This is the device that has its own IP address and can communicate over the internet. This
It also talks about how the internet doubles in size every two years and is expected to rise from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes a year. An 8 gigabyte kindle is supposed to store 3,000 books and my brain capsizes at what a gigabyte may store.
There’s also a rather good internet trends deck which is worth carefully studying.
(thanks @straightbatpr and @nicdaviesuley and @6loss)