How Did the World Use Internet in 2009?

Internet has definitely changed the way we communicate and meet people, write content, read them and more. 2010 is no doubt going to see far more internet activity than 2009? However, how did people use internet in 2009?

Worldwide Internet Users in 2009

Royal Pingdom has some interesting answers to the above question with some mind-boggling stats. Here are few of the highlights on how people used Internet in 2009. These stats were compiled from several sources from across the internet.

  • 90 trillion emails were sent on the Internet in 2009 with an average of 247 billion new messages per day.
  • 47 million websites were created in 2009 taking the total number of websites to 234 million in 2009. 81.8 million domains were .Com
  • Apache web server grew 13.9%, Nginx (which we use) grew 384.4%. However, usage for both IIS and Lighttpd dropped significantly
  • As of September 2009, there were 1.73 billion internet users worldwide, the largest users were from Asia, followed by Europe and North America
  • There are more than 126 million blogs which were tracked in 2009
  • People tweeted 27.3 million times a day on  
  • 350 million users
  • 4 billion images hosted on , 2.5 billion photos uploaded each month to Facebook
  • servers 1 billion videos per day, with 82% of US users watching videos online
  • IE still has 62% market share, followed by Firefox, and Safari

Aren’t these number mind boggling? However, it would be no surprise that 2010 turns out to be a much bigger year. How much time do you spend on the Internet every day? How do you access the Internet? It would be interesting to know.

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