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Brush up your general knowledge and be astonished at the Facts and figures of Internet Usage for 2012

Email
2.2 billion – Number of email users worldwide.
144 billion – Total email traffic per day worldwide.
61% – Share of emails that were considered non-essential.
4.3 billion – Number of email clients worldwide in 2012.
35.6% – Usage share of the most popular email client, which was Mail for iOS.
425 million – Number of active Gmail users globally, making it the leading email provider worldwide.
68.8% – Percentage of all email traffic that was spam.
50.76% – Percentage of all spam that was about pharmaceuticals, the top category of all spam.
0.22% – Share of worldwide emails that comprised some form of phishing attack.
Web pages, websites, and web hosting
634 million – Number of websites (December).
51 million – Number of websites added during the year.
43% – Share of the top 1 million websites that are hosted in the U.S.
48% – Share of the the top 100 blogs that run WordPress.
75% – Share of the top 10,000 websites that are served by open source software.
87.8 million – Number of Tumblr blogs.
17.8 billion – Number of page views for Tumblr.
59.4 million – Number of WordPress sites around the world.
3.5 billion – Number of webpages run by WordPress viewed each month.
37 billion – Number of pageviews for Reddit.com in 2012.
35% – The average web page became this much larger during 2012.
4% – The average web page became this much slower to load during 2012.
191 million – Number of visitors to Google Sites, the number 1 web property in the U.S. in November.
Web servers
-6.7% – Decline in the number of Apache websites in 2012.
32.4% – Growth in the number of IIS websites in 2012.
36.4% – Growth in the number of NGINX websites in 2012.
15.9% – Growth in the number of Google websites in 2012.


Domain names

246 million – Number of domain name registrations across all top-level domains.
104.9 million – Number of country code top-level domain name registrations.
329 – Number of top level domains.
100 million – Number of .com domain names at the end of 2012.
14.1 million – Number of .net domain names at the end of 2012.
9.7 million – Number of .org domain names at the end of 2012.
6.7 million – Number of .info domain names at the end of 2012.
2.2 million – Number of .biz domain names at the end of 2012.
32.44% – Market share for GoDaddy.com, the biggest domain name registrar in the world.
$2.45 million – The price for Investing.com, the most expensive domain name sold in 2012.
Internet users
2.4 billion – Number of Internet users worldwide.
1.1 billion – Number of Internet users in Asia.
519 million – Number of Internet users in Europe.
274 million – Number of Internet users in North America.
255 million – Number of Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
167 million – Number of Internet users in Africa.
90 million – Number of Internet users in the Middle East.
24.3 million – Number of Internet users in Oceania / Australia.
565 million – Number of Internet users in China, more than any other country in the world.
42.1% – Internet penetration in China.




Social media
85,962 – Number of monthly posts per Facebook Page in Brazil, the most active country on Facebook.
1 billion – Number of monthly active users on Facebook, passed in October.
47% – Percentage of Facebook users that are female.
40.5 years – Average age of a Facebook user.
2.7 billion – Number of likes on Facebook every day.
24.3% – Share of the top 10,000 websites that have Facebook integration.
200 million – Monthly active users on Twitter, passed in December.
819,000+ – Number of retweets of Barack Obama’s tweet “Four more years”, the most retweets ever.
327,452 – Number of tweets per minute when Barack Obama was re-elected, the most ever.
729,571 – Number of messages per minute when the Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo saw 2012 finish and 2013 start.
9.66 million – Number of tweets during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 olympics.
175 million – Average number of tweets sent every day throughout 2012.
37.3 years – Average age of a Twitter user.
307 – Number of tweets by the average Twitter user.
51 – Average number of followers per Twitter user.
163 billion – the number of tweets since Twitter started, passed in July.
123 – Number of heads of state that have a Twitter account.
187 million – Number of members on LinkedIn (September).
44.2 years – Average age of a Linkedin user.
135 million – Number of monthly active users on Google+.
5 billion – How many times per day the +1 button on Google+ is used.
20.8% – Usage share of HootSuite as a social media management tool among the world’s top 100 brands.
Web browsers


Search
1.2 trillion – Number of searches on Google in 2012.
67% – Google’s market-leading share of the U.S. search market (December).
1 – The top trending question of the year on Ask.com: “Will Rob and Kristen get back together?”
Mobile
1.1 billion – Number of global smartphone subscribers.
6.7 billion – Number of mobile subscriptions.
5 billion – Number of mobile phone users.
5.3 billion – Number of mobile handsets.
1.3 billion – Number of smartphones in use worldwide by end of 2012.
465 million – Number of Android smartphones sold in 2012, a 66% market share.
31% – Percentage of the U.S. Internet population that used a tablet or e-reader.
13% – Mobile share of global Internet traffic.
5 billion – Number of mobile broadband subscriptions.
1.3 exabytes – Estimated global mobile data traffic per month in 2012.
59% – Share of global mobile data traffic that was video.
500 megabytes – Amount of monthly data traffic consumed by the average smartphone.
504 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed globally (all handsets).
1,820 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed globally (smartphones).
Video
14 million – Number of Vimeo users.
200 petabytes – Amount of video played on Vimeo during 2012.
150,648,303 – Number of unique visitors for video to Google Sites, the number one video property (September).
1 billion – PSY’s Gangnam Style video became the first online video to reach 1 billion views (currently just over 1.1 billion) and it achieved it in just 5 months.
2.7 billion – Number of views of videos uploaded to YouTube tagged Obama or Romney during the 2012 U.S. election cycle
2.5 million – Number of hours of news-related video that was uploaded to YouTube.
8 million – The number of concurrent viewers of the lifestream of Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the edge of space, the most ever on YouTube.
4 billion – Number of hours of video we watched on YouTube per month.
60 million – Number of global viewers monthly on Ustream.
16.8 million – Number of total viewers in a 24 hour period for a video on Ustream, the most ever.
181.7 million – Number of total unique viewers of online video in the U.S. during December.
Images
7 petabytes – How much photo content Facebook added every month.
300 million – Number of new photos added every day to Facebook.
5 billion – The total number of photos uploaded to Instagram since its start, reached in September 2012.
58 – Number of photos uploaded every second to Instagram.
1 – Apple iPhone 4S was the most popular camera on Flickr.

Source : http : // royal.pingdom. com/2013/01/16/internet-2012-in-numbers/]Internet 2012 in numbers
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