The state of the Internet 2011 [Infographic]

State of the Internet 2011
Created by: OnlineSchools
Like any classic hero, the Internet grew from humble beginnings as a tiny speck to become the legend that it is today. The very first “instant message” wasn’t even a whole word before it broke the entire system, but it sparked a fantastic fire of possibilities. Now, we can IM friends from our phones while we browse Facebook and send a few tweets about our indigestion from last night’s cheesesteak, perhaps while taking care of that indigestion. We can email our friends in Paris and Tokyo from the MoMA and even send photos to Mom and Dad, too.

Thirty-something years ago, this was stuff for sci-fi nerds.

The Internet has changed the way we live—that’s obvious. But what we think people forget is how big and important the worldwide web really is. Do you know how much time people spend on the Internet every day? Do you keep track of how many times you tweeted last month? Do you know how many people bought Uggs from Amazon (shame on them!)? No? You don’t?

That’s okay—we’ve done that for you. But beware: what you have before you isn’t just any old infographic. The content might shock you. If you thought that the Internet was just “really big,” you are sadly mistaken. The Internet is colossal. The Internet is a giant elephant that is trampling all across the globe leaving its enormous footprints.


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