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azman0123
22-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Here are some amazing facts and trends about the Internet and communications, that will make you giddy.

01. 47 billion Instant Messages are sent every day.
02. In 2009, there were 1 billion Instant Messaging users.
03. There are 146 Million monthly Gmail users.
04. In 2009, 90 trillion emails were sent over the internet (that's 90,000,000,000,000).
05. An average of 247 billion emails are sent per day - 81% of which are spam.
06. There were 234 million websites as of December 2009.
07. There were 490 Million 3G Users in October 2009.
08. There were more than 4 billion mobile handsets are now in use worldwide, 3/4 of them in the developing world at the end of 2009.
09. Every minute, 24 hours worth of content is uploaded to YouTube.
10. 48% of social media users check or update Facebook/Twitter after they go to bed, 7% said they’d even check out a message during an “intimate moment”.
11. People are watching 2 billion videos on YouTube every day, and uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily.
12. In 2013, Cisco predicts the internet will be nearly four times larger than it was in 2009 with global IP traffic exceeding two thirds of a zettabyte (667 exabytes) in 2013. (zetta=1 with 21 zeroes, exa=1 with 18 zeroes)


(Multiple sources)

currymee
22-06-2010, 09:58 AM
And all it takes is a simple flick of a switch to SHUT the whole thing down .... NO POWER NO INTERNET .... :D :D

AllUrban
22-06-2010, 11:16 AM
12. In 2013, Cisco predicts the internet will be nearly four times larger than it was in 2009 with global IP traffic exceeding two thirds of a zettabyte (667 exabytes) in 2013. (zetta=1 with 21 zeroes, exa=1 with 18 zeroes)


(Multiple sources)hahahahah got to wonder how long it will be before the exabyte (XB? EB?) hard drives start to appear in the market! :eek: Terabyte already looking old mah! :p

Cheers, m

isarahim
22-06-2010, 08:16 PM
I thought harddiscs are dead soon. Flash memory becoming larger, cheaper and more battery prudent.

fRaNkY
22-06-2010, 08:23 PM
When internet line is out.... people gets withdrawals.... fingers trembling? :D

azman0123
22-06-2010, 09:39 PM
When internet line is out.... people gets withdrawals.... fingers trembling? :D

During the just recently ended school hols, I went back to my kampung for one day.

Thank God, a broadband centre had been put up right in front of my kampung house gate! I just had to have my 30 minutes of Internet Fix.

After that I felt all relaxed.

Maybe now, I'll balik kampung more often...

currymee
22-06-2010, 11:00 PM
When internet line is out.... people gets withdrawals.... fingers trembling? :D

Hahaha ... just like IF I go for more than one week without currymee .... ;) :eek: :eek:

Sentinel
22-06-2010, 11:59 PM
When internet line is out.... people gets withdrawals.... fingers trembling? :DHeard its the same syndromes when KWChang banned some forumers....

locust
23-06-2010, 01:05 AM
I think im internet addict too, hardly a day goes by i dont go online. Help! :D

fRaNkY
23-06-2010, 08:21 AM
Was in SG for a week. Stoopid Hard Rock Hotel in SG dun have free wifi so does some shopping centers. My nokia with DIGI cannot surf roam with starhub :mad: , so you might note I was out for a week :D Came back quickly harvest all my crops in FB's FV before all wither :D

And people telling how advance SG is :mad:

currymee
23-06-2010, 08:30 AM
Was in SG for a week. Stoopid Hard Rock Hotel in SG dun have free wifi so does some shopping centers. My nokia with DIGI cannot surf roam with starhub :mad: , so you might note I was out for a week :D Came back quickly harvest all my crops in FB's FV before all wither :D

And people telling how advance SG is :mad:

Hahahha .... I think you found the SPore BLIND-SPOT - lucky you !!!!! :p :p :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

AllUrban
23-06-2010, 11:27 AM
I thought harddiscs are dead soon. Flash memory becoming larger, cheaper and more battery prudent.I thought so too, but now I see everyone carrying portable hard drives around, rather than (or in addition to) thumb drives.

Never thought I would need to have one of those portable hard drives meself - but then I bought a camcorder and now only have 7 GB left in my computer!~ :eek: Before the camcorder there was about 30 GB - and all we did was go to Malacca for CNY and Taiwan recently.

Cheers, m

kwchang
23-06-2010, 12:31 PM
I thought harddiscs are dead soon. Flash memory becoming larger, cheaper and more battery prudent.
Actually harddisks are still cheaper ...

a 320GB 2.5inch external-HDD costs roughly RM190 which works out to approx 60sen per GByte
a 16GB thumbdrive costs about RM100 and that works out to RM6.25 per GByte

Per GByte, thumbdrives cost 10X more than the external HDD - which would you buy?

HTCHONG
23-06-2010, 02:02 PM
Was in SG for a week. Stoopid Hard Rock Hotel in SG dun have free wifi so does some shopping centers. My nokia with DIGI cannot surf roam with starhub :mad: , so you might note I was out for a week :D Came back quickly harvest all my crops in FB's FV before all wither :D

And people telling how advance SG is :mad:

Hi Franky,

In Singapore, there is this FREE wireless broadband service, Wireless@SG. It is a wireless broadband programme developed by the IDA (Infocomm Development Authority) of Singapore as part of the Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure initiative.

Users can enjoy this free wireless broadband service both in-door and outdoor with speeds up to 1 Mbps. For higher speed, there will be charges incur. The operators who provide this free service are SingTel, QMax and iCell. The network coverage is nationwide.

Users with access to the Internet can log onto any of the three operators’ websites and complete an online registration form. Alternatively, they can click on the ‘New User Sign Up’ link found on the Wireless@SG log-in page when they select the Wireless@SG network at the coverage areas.

The account will be activated immediately and password will sent to you via SMS. Visitors to Singapore can receive free 24 hour Wireless@SG accounts by calling a computer-operated phone number at SingTel.

For more information, following is the link
http://www.ida.gov.sg/News%20and%20Events/20090728165354.aspx?getPagetype=20

As a matter of fact, I do not subcribe data package with my mobile phone operator because Wireless@SG is good enough for me. Sometimes, I called my mum at USJ via Skype using my iPhone tapping this free wireless broadband service, it is much cheaper compare with STD call. :D

KahHeng
23-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Amazing facts about the internet in Boleh-land:

1. Streamyx feels more like longkangx.. connection speed does not justify the price!
2. Connection cable to US and Europe on the seabed is forever under repair to justify slow connection speed!
3. ISP offered high-speed connection but insecure line to customers - only in Malaysia?..
4. ISP keeps harping that Malaysian internet is one of the cheapest in the world when we all know that it is actually otherwise
5. Whilst neighboring countries has offered gigabit bandwidth to individual consumers at reasonable rates, we still remain in the Megabit world

kwchang
23-06-2010, 02:25 PM
...Sometimes, I called my mum at USJ via Skype using my iPhone tapping this free wireless broadband service, it is much cheaper compare with STD call. :D
Thanks Chong for the info ... will remember that for future trips to Singapore. I was lucky the last month when I was there briefly as I used my cousin's wireless Singtel account to get onto the net.

As for phone calls to specific countries (Malaysia included) I used a Singtel sim card and I just added the prefix "019" to the Malaysian phone number (with 6 as the country code) to call direct - the price was less than 5 cents per minute. I am quite impressed with the relatively cheaper rates you have in Singapore compared to what we need to pay back home for IDD calls