Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The size of the Internet

The size of the Internet

Although the Internet is the newest medium for information flows, it is the fastest growing new medium of all time, and becoming the information medium of first resort for its users. Note that the Web consists of the surface web (fixed web pages) and what Bright Planet calls the deep web (the database driven websites that create web pages on demand).

Table 8.1: The size of the Internet in terabytes.

Medium

2002 Terabytes

Surface Web

167

Deep Web

91,850

Email (originals)

440,606

Instant messaging

274

TOTAL

532,897

Source: How much information 2003

 

Worldwide stat on Internet usage:

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings via CyberAtlas

 

Compostition of surface web:


Source: How much information 2003

 

 

Spam count:

 


Source: BrightMail
http://www.brightmail.com/spamstats.html

Source:

http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/how-much-info-2003/internet.htm

 

Note:

This compilation is based on the survey data collected in 2003.These are not current data.If anyone has access to current data on the above topics,please send to me or post as a comment in my blog.

 



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