The Internet is a massive
series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us a nice overview.
Pingdom, a Web site monitoring company, has collected a number of statistics that shows just how big the Internet was in 2012. There’s a lot of information here so we can’t obviously share it all, but here’s some of the more impressive numbers that illustrate just how truly massive the Internet is.
This is just a small sampling, but it should give you an idea of just how massive the Internet has become since its official creation more than 20 years ago. It’s absolutely ming boggling to think that the Internet will become even larger thanks to the formal introduction of IPv6 last year.
As the Internet grows, it’s only going to become more chaotic and even more impervious to regulation. Despite the Internet serving as a breeding ground for the worst humanity has to offer, it also serves as a platform for the best as well by pushing innovation that would otherwise be impossible without it.
All of this is to say that the Internet is something worth protecting as we head into a new year full of threats to the sanctity and independence of this most wonderful invention.