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By the Numbers

Number of new websites created per minute in 2013: 571.

Number of new domains registered: 70.

Number of photos posted to Tumblr: 20,000.

Number of new tweets: 278,000.

Of the top 100 most followed accounts on Twitter, the number that are musicians: 54.

Number that are tech companies: 7.

Number that are television show hosts: 7.

Number that are Brazilian soccer players: 3.

Number that are Kardashians: 3.

Number that are affiliated with One Direction: 6.

(Number of musicians in One Direction: 5.)

Speed reached by Li-Fi, a Wi-Fi alternative that transmits data by rapidly switching tiny light bulbs on and off: 10 Gbit/second.

Percentage of current Iranian cabinet members who maintain Facebook pages, despite the country’s Facebook ban: 100.

Percentage by which traffic to adult entertainment website PornHub decreased in Chicago after the Chicago Blackhawks won the final game of the Stanley Cup: 19.

Percentage by which it increased in Boston, home of the Bruins (who, sadly, lost): 21.

Actors whose fan websites were defaced in the last year by Syrian Electronic Army hackers: Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt.

Among the terms censored on Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo this year: “hair bacon.”

Number of copyright takedown requests Google received per second in September 2011: 0.29.

In September 2013: 8.76.

Size of English-language Wikipedia, in printed volumes, as of late 2013: 1930.

Of French-language Wikipedia: 469.

Vietnamese: 342.

Romanian: 40.

Sources

“What happens online in 60 seconds?,” Qmee, July 24, 2013, http://blog.qmee.com/qmee-online-in-60-seconds/.

“Twitter top 100: most followers,” Twitter Counter, http://twittercounter.com/pages/100 (accessed October 29, 2013).

James Vincent, “Li-Fi revolution: internet connections using light bulbs are 250 times faster than broadband,” The Independent, October 28, 2013, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/lifi-revolution-internet-connections-using-light-bulbs-are-250-times-faster-than-broadband-8909320.html.

Robert Tait, “Hassan Rouhani's cabinet open Facebook accounts,” The Telegraph, September 9, 2013, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10296861/Hassan-Rouhanis-cabinet-open-Facebook-accounts.html.

Brian Stubits, “Chart: Boston turns to porn after Game 6 loss in Stanley Cup Final,” CBSSports, June 25, 2013, http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/22524719/study-boston-turns-to-porn-after-game-6-loss-in-stanley-cup-final.

Jason Q. Ng., Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter (And Why), (New York City: The New Press, 2013).

AFP, “China employs 2 million analysts to monitor web activity,” RT, October 6, 2013, http://rt.com/news/china-internet-opinion-analysts-788/.

Google Transparency Report, “Requests to Remove Content: Due to copyright,” http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/?hl=en.

“Wikipedia: size in volumes,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes.

“Modèle:Wikipédia sur papier,” http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modèle:Wikipédia_sur_papier.

“Thành viên: Mxn/Tủ sách,” http://http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thành_viên:Mxn/Tủ_sách.

“Utilizator: Strainu/biblioteca,” http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilizator:Strainu/biblioteca.

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