MOAR TUBES, MOAR TUBES!: Internet Use To Quadruple By 2015, The Infographic

June 10, 2011


Note: This isn't the whole graphic, you'll have the jump to see it all. My wiener? A hop, skip AND the jump.

So apparently global internet use is expected to quadruple by 2015 (if we can make it that long!), to one zettabyte a year. "How big is that compared to a breadbox?" What were you, born in the 1800's? NOBODY USES BREADBOXES FOR SIZE-COMPARISON ANYMORE.

By that time, nearly 3 billion people will be using the Internet -- more than 40% of the world's projected population. On average, there will be more than two Internet connections for each person on Earth, driven by the proliferation of web-enabled mobile devices.

Internet traffic is projected to approach 1 zettabyte per year in 2015 -- that's equivalent of all the digital data in existence in 2010. Regionally speaking, traffic is expected to more than double in the Middle East and Africa, where there will be an average of 0.9 devices per person for a projected population of 1.39 billion. Latin America is close behind, with a 48% increase in traffic and an estimated 2.1 devices per person among a population of 620 million.

Damn! Even in another four years only 40% of the world's population will have access to the internet? That's f***ing nuts! Or, should I say, huts. "Don't be culturally insensitive, GW." My bad.

Hit the jump for the whole graphic.


Global Internet Traffic Expected to Quadruple by 2015 [mashable]
Why Looky Here [broadsheet]

Thanks to Kobe, who once got an arm stuck in an internet tube trying to snatch some free boner pills.

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