I got to wondering one day just how many blogs there are out here on the internet. Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere finds that blogs, in 2010, became both influential and firmly entrenched as a method of communication on the web. So I went in search of numbers and was surprised to find there are actually stats s related to this.
Blogpulse indicates (as of 2/3/2011) there are 154,998,138 blogs. That’s 154 million! And 84,000 of those kicked off in the last 24 hours! I didn’t know there was that much to say in the world. 🙂
So I headed back to the internet to see if I could gauge just how big it really is. On a website called royal.pingdom.com, they indicate that, for 2009, there were:
- 90 trillion emailed sent (247 billion per day average)
- 234 million websites
- 1.73 billion internet users worldwide (no wonder we are running out of IP addresses – and to put this in perspective, the world population in 2009 was 6.8 billion people)
- 4 billion photos on Flickr
- 1 billion you-tube videos
- 2.6 million malicious code threats (viruses, Trojans, etc.)
Wow. Has life ever changed since the mid 70’s when the first consumer computers were sold. So what do you think? Have computers made our lives better? Easier? Busier?