The internet in 2010 – Quickfacts

Stats, stats and more stats. Compiled by Royal Pingdom.

Here are some tasters:

Email

  • 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  • 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
  • 89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
  • 262 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).

Social media

  • 152 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
  • 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
  • 100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
  • 175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
  • 7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
  • 600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
  • 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
  • 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month.
  • 70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.
  • 20 million – The number of Facebook apps installed each day.

Videos

  • 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
  • 35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • 2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
  • 20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.

Images

  • 5 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
  • 3000+ – Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
  • 130 million – At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
  • 3+ billion – Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
  • 36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

Email

  • 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  • 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
  • 1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
  • 480 million – New email users since the year before.
  • 89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
  • 262 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
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