If UK Internet usage was just 1 hour


How do people spend their time online? This Experian Hitwise data shows not only where the UK Internet population are visiting online, but also how long people spend on a given website.

In August 2011 3.4 billion hours were spent online by the UK Internet population. 800 million of those were spent on social sites in August or close to 1/4 of all time spent online.

Facebook is still the clear market leader with half of all social networking visits and an average visit time of 22 minutes. Entertainment is the next biggest category, accounting for 9 minutes, with the majority of time spent on video on demand sites like BBC iPlayer and 4OD as well as movie and gaming websites.

Here’s how one hour of internet time in the UK would look:

Facebook is hosting 4% of all photos ever taken


When I was at the Facebook Studio Live Hack the other day ‘Boz’ almost made fun of the Photo product from Facebook in that it was clunky, had limits on number of photos you could upload to each album and that the photos didn’t display well. But what he did say bested all this was scale.

Facebook currently hosts 140 billion photos and are on course to add another 70 billion this year. Crazy numbers.

It is estimated that 3.5 trillion photos have been taken throughout history so Facebook is hosting 4% of photographic history. Truly incredible.