The Massively Intimidating Size of the Internet Visualized

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The internet! We've all spent enough time burrowing down the rabbit hole to know that it's really, really big. But it's not until you give its manifold parts some perspective that you understand how truly massive it is.


And this infographic from Focus isn't just about general girth, either. More than one in ten people have uploaded video online! 20 million Facebook apps installed every day! 3,000 images up loaded to Flickr every minute! It's a wonder the whole thing doesn't just collapse in on itself. [Focus via Mashable]



Too bad, out of the 255M websites, there's only about a dozen that I find worthwhile to browse through on a daily basis. Talk about drowning in a sea of crap. I wonder how much server energy is wasted on a daily basis on static websites with content that hasn't changed in a year. At some point it might make sense to trim some of the crap off so the bloated internet doesn't collapse in a virulent pool of festering sewage. I know that this isn’t possible, but it saddens me to see so much energy used with only probably 10% (max) of the websites actually having any content that’s useful and non-redundant.