Amazing Web Stats

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I’m a data freak. I admit it. But I love these numbers because of what they tell us about the potential of technology to change nearly everything about the way we live and connect with friends and family and what it all can mean for engaging citizens in the art of democracy.  Hat tip to  J. D. Lasica at his Social Media blog who links to a post by Adam Singer at The Future Buzz.

Here’s an excerpt:

1 trillion – approximate number of unique URLs in Google’s index.

Wikipedia

2,695,205 – the number of articles in English on Wikipedia

684,000,000 – the number of visitors to Wikipedia in the last year

75,000 – the number of active contributors to Wikipedia

YouTube

70,000,000 – number of total videos on YouTube  (March 2008)

200,000 – number of video publishers on YouTube (March 2008)

100,000,000 – number of YouTube videos viewed per day

Blogosphere

133,000,000 – number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002

346,000,000 – number of people globally who read blogs (comScore March 2008)

900,000 – average number of blog posts in a 24 hour period

77% – percentage of active Internet users who read blogs

Twitter

1,111,991,000 – number of Tweets to date (see an up to the minute count here http://popacular.com/gigatweet/ )

3,000,000 – number of Tweets/day

Facebook

150,000,000 – number of active users

170 – number of countries/territories that use Facebook

2,600,000,000 – number of minutes global users in aggregate spend on Facebook daily

100 – number of friends the average user has

700,000,000 – number of photos added to Facebook monthly

52,000 – number of applications currently available on Facebook January 12, 2009

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