The growth of the internet has been
tracked and reported consistently over the last decade. Here are some
more amazing stats about the size and reach of the Internet. The numbers
below report on the growth of Social Media, Web browsers, video usage,
images, and the growth of usage in China.
152 million - The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
25 billion - Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
100 million - New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
175 million - People on Twitter as of September 2010
7.7 million - People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter's most followed user).
600 million - People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
250 million - New people on Facebook in 2010.
30 billion - Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month.
70% - Share of Facebook's user base located outside the United States.
20 million - The number of Facebook apps installed each day.
2 billion - The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
35 - Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
186 - The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
84% - Share of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
14% - Share of Internet users that have uploaded videos online (USA).
2+ billion - The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
20 million - Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.
5 billion - Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
3000+ - Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
130 million - At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
3+ billion - Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
36 billion - At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.
China has beat Mexico at the apparel game according to this source.
13% of U.S. apparel imports came from China in 1998
13% of U.S. apparel imports came from Mexico in 1998
34% of U.S. apparel imports came from China in 2008
6% of U.S. apparel imports came from Mexico in 2008
The turn of events is precipitated by the Mexican government
failing to invest in boosting worker skills and improving the country's
--Ian Robinson, University of Michigan
"The China Road: Why China is Beating Mexico in the Competition for U.S. Markets"