We may be nearly a week into January, but there are still some interesting year-in-review posts coming out from major Internet companies. On Monday, Amazon gave us a look back at third-party seller performance in 2014, for example.
Now, Automattic is sharing some numbers for WordPress.com blogs, and they’re quite “Im(Press)ive” as the company puts it. There were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared to 2013. In case you’re wondering, that works out to nearly 50,000 new blogs per day.
Now just imagine how many posts there must have been on WordPress.com blogs in 2014. Actually you don’t have to, because they gave that number too. 555,782,547. That’s over 1.5 million per day with 47 million published from mobile devices.
WordPress also gives us a 24.5 trillion bytes of data per hour stat.
“Those bytes aren’t just little packets of code winging around the internet’s series of tubes (at least, they’re not just that),” writes Automattic’s Michelle W. “They carry stories. Memories. Voices. Relationships. Experiences. They’re your essays, your photos, your poems, your drawings. Every time a piece of what you’ve created pops up on someone’s screen, you expand someone’s universe, just a little, and they expand yours — which is the real power of WordPress.com, and of the internet.”
She also drops some additional stats: “Behind everything Automattic does are 301 Automatticians: 66 Happiness Engineers responded to your requests for assistance 365,212 times; Every one of our 134 developers worked on the improvements and enhancements we’ve been rolling out over the past few weeks; 9 systems engineers kept everyone’s sites running fast and secure; 8 editors shepherded over 22,000 of you through Blogging U. courses; 24 themers made 96 stunning new layouts and dozens of customization improvements available.”
As reported earlier, Automattic has launched a new in-person event series for WordPress.com bloggers, where they can learn from WordPress experts.
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