The Internet is a big place. How big? Try gigantic. The infographic above, from the folks at Focus, attempts to visually represent some of the mind-boggling numbers that defined the Internet circa 2010 — the result is certainly pretty, but still not very easy to wrap your head around.
How, for example, does one simply imagine the 2 billion videos being watched on YouTube each and every day? How is it possible that 35 hours of video can be uploaded to the site every minute? What do 36 billion photos look like? Ask Facebook; that’s how many photos are uploaded to the site each year. (More than seven times as many have been uploaded to Flickr in that site’s entire existence, by the way.)
These numbers aren’t necessarily easier to comprehend in infographic form (107 trillion e-mails?!), but they’re definitely easier to take in. If you’re not a visual learner, however, the graphic seems to be mostly based on a post earlier this month from the Royal Pingdom blog, which lists all those stats in plain text.