Internet 2010 in Numbers [Summary]

Internet without any doubt has become an important part of our daily life routine. Every segment of a society especially professionals, students, kids and even senior citizens browse around this amazing sphere of ‘networks of networks’ as per their interest of usage.

From sending a simple text e-mail to viewing streaming movie video, Internet is there behind the scene.

Pingdom, an Internet research company has carried out an interesting exercise to identify what happened over the world of Internet during 2010. The numbers calculated by them show some appealing and astonishing information such as average number of e-mails sent per day during 2010 were 294 billion, 25 billion tweets sent on Twitter in 2010, 2 billion videos were watched per day over YouTube and 250 million new people joined Face book during 2010.

Following is the detail statistics provided by Royal Pingdom on various segments of Internet.


  • 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  • 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
  • 480 million – New email users since the year before.
  • 89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
  • 262 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
  • 2.9 billion – The number of email accounts worldwide.


  • 255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
  • 21.4 million – Added websites in 2010.

Web servers

  • 39.1% – Growth in the number of Apache websites in 2010.
  • 15.3% – Growth in the number of IIS websites in 2010.
  • 4.1% – Growth in the number of nginx websites in 2010.
  • 5.8% – Growth in the number of Google GWS websites in 2010.
  • 55.7% – Growth in the number of Lighttpd websites in 2010.

Domain names

  • 88.8 million – .COM domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 13.2 million – .NET domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 8.6 million – .ORG domain names at the end of 2010.
  • 79.2 million – The number of country code top-level domains (e.g. .CN, .UK, .DE, etc.).
  • 7% – The increase in domain names since the year before.

Internet users

  • 14% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
  • 825.1 million – Internet users in Asia.
  • 475.1 million – Internet users in Europe.
  • 266.2 million – Internet users in North America.
  • 204.7 million – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
  • 110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.
  • 63.2 million – Internet users in the Middle East.
  • 21.3 million – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.

Social media

  • 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
  • 100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
  • 7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
  • 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
  • 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, etc.) shared on Facebook per month.
  • 20 million – The number of Facebook apps installed each day.

Web browsers


  • 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
  • 35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • 2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
  • 20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.


  • 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.

Focus Made an infographic of the same information in following manner:


  • SalmanAbbas007

    argh when the hell will this damn browser IE die :/
    Every single noob is using it and wasting time of web developers :/

    • Rameez Kakakhel

      IE-9 is a nice comeback.
      There are some sites that still say “IE preferred”
      Competition is always good.

    • Junaid Nasir

      when windows will stop providing it as default browser :P

      • SalmanAbbas007

        XD Yeah or when they will make it open source like Apple’ s Webkit Engine (Safari and Chrome) :|

  • Zubair A. Malik

    good review alomost everything is there in the review
    great work !

  • Dr Fawad Wali

    good review work and well manipulated:)
    great job!
    thumbs upp for it:)

  • Rameez Kakakhel

    Wow Amazing!
    Imagine the effort they would have put into it.

  • Abdul Haseeb

    Really nice sum up of data.I like how the Focus showed it :)

  • Umair Ansari

    Nice Information

    Really gr8 sarvy

  • nice job done propakistani.. keep it up….

  • v

    any1 wud like to tell the accuracy and the way to get the figures ……there are millions of non registered links,did they count that,if yes… Than its a lie….. U cnt check the spikes over must say.. Its survey like pta to give award to ptcl wimax.

  • Raheel Aslam

    Any stats about pakistan specific ?

    • yes!
      Adult sites got the most visitors from pakistan

  • Madeeha Azam

    Thanks all for the comments. They really encourage to work more. Raheel i would surely try to gather statistics about Pakistan (that would be really great).

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