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January 13, 2011
107 trillion email messages sent in 2010, stats say

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Curious as to how many websites were added to the Internet last year?

Or how about how many people followed Lady Gaga's tweets in 2010?

The blog www.Pingdom.com has pulled the answers.

Using information culled from a wide range of sites that include Google, Twitter and the Pew Research Center, Pingdom reveals a heady set of stats that give a fascinating picture of how vast, numerically, Internet use has become.

Here are some findings:

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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Websites
•255 million - The number of websites as of December 2010.
•21.4 million - Added websites in 2010.

Domain names
•88.8 million - .COM domain names at the end of 2010.
•13.2 million - .NET domain names at the end of 2010.
•8.6 million - .ORG domain names at the end of 2010.
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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.

Videos
•2 billion - The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
•35 - Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
•186 - The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
•84% - Share of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
•14% - Share of Internet users that have uploaded videos online (USA).
•2+ billion - The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
•20 million - Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.


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