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Internet Statistics for the Year 2009

We all use Internet almost daily and life without Internet is very boring believe me. Like me most of you would be curious that how was 2009 for Internet. What’s the number of newly added websites? How many emails were sent during 2009? What was the number of Internet users? This article will help you keep up-to-date with the Internet changes in previous year.

Following figures were obtained from a number of resources on the web. If you are interested in reading more details, you can follow the references mentioned at the end of article. But, I am sure; this article will help you in an easy way. If you think that some information is incorrect, do not hesitate to tell me. I will rectify the error as soon as possible.

Statistics

Email

  • 90 trillion – Emails sent On the Internet in the year 2009
  • 247 billion – Average number of email/day.
  • 1.4 billion – Email users worldwide.
  • 100 million – Number of email users added to previous year.
  • 81% – Spam emails.
  • 92% – Peak spam levels late in 2009.
  • 24% – Increase in spam since 2009.
  • 200 billion – Spam emails/day (assuming 81% Spam).

Websites

  • 234 million –Number of websites as of December 2009.
  • 47 million – Added websites in 2009.

Web Servers

  • 13.9% – The growth of Apache websites in 2009.
  • -22.1% – The growth of IIS websites in 2009.
  • 35.0% – The growth of Google GFE websites in 2009.
  • 384.4% – The growth of Nginx websites in 2009.
  • -72.4% – The growth of Lighttpd websites in 2009.

Domain Names at the end of 2009

  • .COM Domains: 81.8 million
  • .Net Domains: 12.3 million
  • .ORG Domains: 7.8 million
  • Country Code Top-Level Domains i.e. .PK, .UK, .DE, .IN: 76.3 million
  • All Top-Level Domains as of Oct. 2009: 187 million
  • Increase in Domain Names: 8%

Internet Users

  • Worldwide Internet Users as on Sept. 2009: 1,73 billion
  • Increase in Internet Users since Previous Year: 18%

Continent-wise Internet Users

  • Asia: 738,257,230 Users
  • Europe: 418,029,796 Users
  • North America: 252,908,000 Users
  • Latin America / Caribbean: 179,031,479 Users
  • Africa: 67,371,700 Users
  • Middle East: 57,425,046 Users
  • Oceania / Australia: 20,970,490 Users

Social Media

  • Number of Blogs: 126 million
  • Social Network Websites (more women than men): 84%
  • Numbers of Tweets on Twitter/Day as of Nov. 2009: 27.3 million
  • Twitter Users in USA: 50%
  • Facebook Users: 350 million
  • Number of Facebook Login Everyday: 50% (175 Million)
  • Active Facebook Apps: 500,000

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Images

  • Images Hosted on Flickr as of Oct. 2009: 4 billion
  • Images Uploaded each Month on Facebook: 2.5 billion
  • Number of Images Uploaded on Facebook/Year: 30 billion

Videos

  • Videos on Youtube: 1 billion
  • Videos viewed per month as of Nov. 2009: 12.2 billion
  • Videos viewed/ month on Hulu in US as of Nov. 2009: 924 million
  • Average Video/Internet User in a month: 182 (USA)
  • Internet Users Who View Online Videos: 82% (USA)
  • Youtube Online Video Market Share (USA): 39.4%
  • Youtube Videos on Blogs: 81.9%

Malicious Software

  • Number of Zombie Computers Created per Day: 148,000
  • Malicious Code Threats (viruses, Trojans, etc.) at the Start of 2009: 2.6 million
  • Malicious Code Signatures Added by Symantec in Fourth Quarter of 2009: 921,143

I will try to add some more information soon but its late and I am tired now. Stay in touch to see some statistics in graphical action.

Data sources: Website and web server stats from Netcraft. Domain name stats from Verisign and Webhosting.info. Internet user stats from Internet World Stats. Web browser stats from Net Applications. Email stats from Radicati Group. Spam stats from McAfee. Malware stats from Symantec (and here) and McAfee. Online video stats from Comscore and YouTube. Photo stats from Flickr and Facebook. Social media stats from BlogPulse, Pingdom (here and here), Twittercounter, Facebook, Sysomos and GigaOm.

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3 Responses to "Internet Statistics for the Year 2009"

  1. koren says:

    Interesting statistics. I found some more statistics related to the internet usage at work during 2009 : http://blog.cyclope-series.com/2010/02/internet-usage-at-work-%E2%80%93-statistics-for-2009/

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