14 Cool Visualizations That Show How We Use The Internet

Apparently Japan really, really likes Yahoo.

1. The most visited website for each country:

More details here.

2. Here are internet speeds across America:

As Gizmodo explains:

“The map above shows relative download speeds (by congressional district*) across the contiguous U.S., based on January through July data from over 5,600 cities and towns represented in Ookla’s Net Index. Blue means a faster download speed than the national average of 18.2 Mbps, while red means a slower download speed.”

3. Here’s what global internet usage looks like throughout the day:

More detailed GIFs here.

There are caveats relating to sample size and bias, but it’s a helpful (and quite beautiful) illustration of worldwide internet activity patterns nonetheless. The Motherboard blog has some interesting context.

4. These are some internet café prices from around the world:

WIRED / Via statastic.com

5. This is a (not totally scientific) breakdown of the perils of Internet Explorer:


Obvious correlation vs. causation problems here, but don’t ruin the joke, man.

6. This is how much can happen on the internet in just 60 seconds:


7. Here’s internet censorship by country:

Pink is for “pervasive censorship.” You can see the map larger here.

8. Here are the world’s most connected countries:

Using 2012 data.

9. The most popular browsers around the world:

10. And browser popularity over the last few years:

11. Here’s how countries stack up in their social network obsessions:

You can see a full PDF of the report here. Data compiled in February 2011.

12. These are the submarine cables that make worldwide internet possible:

You can play around with the interactive map here.

13. This is every page on the internet:

There are supposedly at least 14 billion pages on the internet and, as per Smithsonian, “from every single one of these pages you can navigate to any other in 19 clicks or less.”

14. And for some perspective, this was internet connectivity in December 1969:

We’ve come a long way, baby.

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