Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stats from the web...

If people haven't seen the following, these are a sample of some pretty interesting stats on the current state of the web, taken from:

49 Amazing Social Media, Web 2.0 And Internet Stats:

"Blogosphere stats

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

1,750,000 - number of RSS subscribers to TechCrunch, the most popular Technology blog (January 2009)

77% - percentage of active Internet users who read blogs

55% - percentage of the blogosphere that drinks more than 2 cups of coffee per day (source)

81 - number of languages represented in the blogosphere

59% - percentage of bloggers who have been blogging for at least 2 years

Twitter stats

1,111,991,000 - number of Tweets to date (see an up to the minute count here)

3,000,000 - number of Tweets/day(March 2008) (from TechCrunch)

165,414 - number of followers of the most popular Twitter user (@BarackObama) - but he’s not active

86,078 - number of followers of the most active Twitter user (@kevinrose)

63% - percentage of Twitter users that are male (from Time)"

Crikey! If you want to see the full load and check out the sources, then head to TheFutureBuzz site. Thinking about the recent reports about the environmental impact of these various services... well... ouch! "Free" web 2.0 goodness comes at a cost... and not just in terms of time either. Green web 2.0? Is that something which will start to appear in 2009?
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