Numerical Snapshot Of Internet Usage In 2011

This post provides some very interesting and useful Numerical data (trivia) about internet usage and its penetration in 2011, sourced from

Internet Usage In 2011
So lets take a quick look at some of the stats.

Email Usage

1. 2011 marks the 40th year since the first email was sent.

2. 19% of all emails delivered to corporate email inboxes were spam.

3. 112 was the average number of emails sent and received by corporate users in a day.

4. Microsoft Outlook was the most popular email client in 2011 with a 27.6% market share.

5. Hotmail the largest email service in the world has an estimated 360 million users


1. The total number of websites as of Dec 2011 was 555 million out of which an estimated 300 million websites were added in 2011.

Domain Names

1. $2.6 million, the price for makes it the most expensive domain sold in 2011.

2. 95.5 million is the number of registered .com domains as at the end of 2011.

3. .net comes second with 13.8 million registrations as at the end of 2011.

Internet users

1. There are 2.1 million users worldwide.

2. 45% is the share of internet users under the age of 25.

3. At 485 million, China has the most number of internet users.

Social Media

1. 800+ Million is the number of Facebook users by the year end.

2. 100 Million is the number of active Twitter users in 2011.

3. 200 Million joined Facebook in 2011.

4. Lady Gaga is Twitter's most popular user with 18.1 Million followers.

5. 70 million is the total number of WordPress blogs by the end of 2011.


1. Internet explorer remains the most popular browser with a 39% market share. 

2. Chrome come second with a 28% share.

Videos and Pictures

1. The most viewed video on YouTube during 2011 was Rebecka Black’s “Friday.” 

2. 1 trillion is the number of video playbacks on YouTube. 

3. A 43% share of all worldwide video views were delivered by Google sites, incl. YouTube.

4. 4.5 million is the number of photos uploaded to Flickr each day.

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