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Internet Stats 2010

Year 2010 has passed and Internet has grown further. You might be curious to know the 2010 Internet facts. This article will cover  almost every category of Internet and its stats for the year 2010.

Thanks to Pingdom for a thorough research. The data is gathered from different sources and the references are mentioned at the bottom of this article. There you go!

Email

  • 107 trillion emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  • 294 billion email messages per day (average).
  • 1.88 billion The number of worldwide email users.
  • 480 million New email users added since the year before.
  • 89.1% emails were spam.
  • 262 billion Spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
  • 2.9 billion Email accounts worldwide.
  • 25% Share of email accounts that are corporate.

Websites

  • 255 million websites as of December 2010.
  • 21.4 million Websites added in 2010.

Web servers

  • Growth of Apache Websites - 39.1%
  • Growth of IIS websites - 15.3%
  • Growth of nginx websites - 4.1%
  • Growth of Google GWS websites - 5.8%
  • Growth of Lightpd websites - 55.7%

Web Servers

Domain names

  • 88.8 million – Total number of .COM domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 13.2 million – Total number of.NET domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 8.6 million –   Total number of.ORG domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 79.2 million –The number of country code top-level domains (e.g. .CN, .UK, .DE, etc.).
  • 202 million – The number of domain names across all top-level domains (October 2010).
  • 7% – Growth since last year.

Internet users

  • 1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
  • 14% – Increase in Internet users since last year.
  • 825.1 million – Internet users in Asia.
  • 475.1 million – Internet users in Europe.
  • 266.2 million – Internet users in North America.
  • 204.7 million – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
  • 110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.
  • 63.2 million – Internet users in the Middle East.
  • 21.3 million – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.

Internet Users Worldwide

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.
  • 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
  • 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month.
  • 70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.
  • 20 million – The number of Facebook apps installed each day.

Advertisements

Web browsers

Browsers Market Share

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.

Images

  • 5 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
  • 3000+ – Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
  • 130 million – At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
  • 3+ billion – Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
  • 36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

Data sources and notes: Spam percentage from MessageLabs (PDF). Email user numbers and counts from Radicati Group (the number of sent emails was their prediction for 2010, so it’s very much an estimate). Website numbers from Netcraft. Domain name stats from Verisign andWebhosting.info. Internet user numbers and distribution from Internet World Stats. Facebook statsfrom Facebook and Business Insider. Twitter stats from Twitter (and here), TwitterCounter andTechCrunch. Web browser stats from StatCounter. YouTube video numbers from Google. Facebook video numbers from GigaOM. US online video stats from Comscore and the Pew Research Center. Flickr image numbers from Flickr. Facebook image numbers from this blog.

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