The internet is one of the most revolutionary inventions of this century, bar none. It has become the de facto portal to get information on every possible topic, a platform to make money, and a breadboard where anything can be created.
The world is changing by the minute and the stats we see right now and find amazing will multiply by itself a couple more times in the upcoming years. Almost every industry is already using the Internet to their advantage. Startups are increasing, personal computing is becoming huge and businesses are turning global.
These advancements show that the world of the internet is rapidly improving our technology. Things are certainly getting bigger and bigger every year. When it’s done, its impact will reach areas we could never have imagined.
If you’re curious and interested on the astonishing world of the World Wide Web, this Infographic prepared by the Staff.com team is perfect for you. It’s about the stats and trends of the Internet at this present time. You can see its scope and how disruptive a new technology can be. Although most of us already have an idea on several existing stats, other trends will still add up to your pre-existing ones.
Like how most people believe that most internet users come from the US yet they are not! This particular statistic might surprise you but China has more than double the amount of internet users if compared to the United States. Or that Facebook has 1.11 billion users all over the world—that is 46% represented of the total global population. Another interesting fact about that is Facebook is banned in China.
So imagine what percentage would it be like have if ever the Chinese government would allow its people to access Facebook? And have you ever heard about the Chinese site Alibaba.com? Apparently it has more sales than Ebay and Amazon combined.
Everyone knows how mobile phones and tablet users are increasing every day. These gadgets are growing rapidly and it is projected to overtake desktop computers in the number of people who browse the internet in 2015. So, if you’re planning to create your own site, make sure it works on mobile phones and tablets.
I also haven’t heard of Snapchat but in one study, but I find it awesome that even though it just started 2 years ago, it might take over Facebook because it gets 200 million uploads per day compared to Facebook’s 350 million uploads.
One of the most amazing stats on this Infographic is that Google has photographed more than 5 million miles of roads for Google Map Street View, a distance that’s enough to cover a trip to the moon and back 10 times. And the last but certainly not the least: it would take Hollywood 43,000 years to produce the same length of video content uploaded on YouTube in one year.
It is simply fascinating how the internet has expanded over the last few years. This kind of world is unpredictable and we have to be prepared on what crazy things might happen next.