Internet 2009 in Numbers

What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way. We have used a wide variety of sources from around the Web. A full list of source references is available at the bottom of the post for those interested. We here at also did some additional calculations to get even more numbers to show you.



Web Servers

Domain Names

Internet Users

Social Media


Web Browsers

Web Browsers

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Website and web server stats from Netcraft. Domain name stats from Verisign and Internet user stats from Internet World Stats. Web browser stats from Net Applications. Email stats from Radicati Group. Spam stats from McAfee. Malware stats from Symantec (and here) and McAfee. Online video stats from Comscore, Sysomos and YouTube. Photo stats from Flickr and Facebook. Social media stats from BlogPulse, Pingdom (here and here), Twittercounter, Facebook and GigaOm.

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