By the Numbers: 14 Amazing Internet Statistics

Tonight’s “By the Numbers” post focuses on something a bit more macro than the rest. I recently had to write a piece about internet usage and needed to find out how many people used the internet. That got me thinking that we often look at individual websites and platforms here, but I’ve never taken a step back and explored the framework that makes all of this possible.

Here are the most interesting internet statistics I was able to dig up including how many people actually use the internet and how many don’t.

Study: 42% of US Population on Facebook; Twitter Only 8%

According to a new report released today by eMarketer, 42.3% of the total US population (132.5 million) visits Facebook each month. Further, this total accounts for 57.1% of all US Internet users. The study predicts that, by 2013, close to half of the entire country will be on Facebook! eMarketer also released user stats for […]

No Internet Last Night? You Weren’t Alone…

If you have Comcast cable Internet, you were probably like me last night- frantically resetting your cable modem and restarting your computer with no luck gaining Internet access. Apparently, the problem was Comcast’s and we were in good company. Thankfully, Internet is back this morning. Let’s hope the problems are over!