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Brief Published: 7 Oct 2011

The State of the Internet


Warning: this website will most definitely distract you from your work.

The State of the Internet by Onlineschools.org is an animated data visualisation showing the ferocious growth of the internet. Amalgamating data from various sources like Google Trends and consumer analysis company Nielsen, The State of the Internet presents dull data in a simple and attractive way.

It’s great because it’s not static – data is constantly changing and this website reflects that. It can tell you things like the amount of money spent on e-commerce sites, the number of items sold on Amazon, and even the results of its internet mood poll, which currently reads 5.38 – equating to a good day according to the State of the Internet. It can also tell you: 119 million tweets are sent per day, there are 152 million blogs on the internet, and only 20% of the developing world is online.

State of the Internet