As ever more sophisticated search, subscription, recommendation, and social graphing tools personalize our online experiences with individually-tailored content at the risk of tunnel vision, as the speculative fiction of the Daily Me comes closer and closer to our day-to-day realities, we sometimes lose sight of just how big the Internet really is. Encircling the globe like the World Serpent of ancient Norse mythology, this enormous and untamed beast of fiber and code enables us to create more knowledge in a single year than generations of our ancestors did throughout the last six millenia of recorded history.
Just look at a typical day on the Internet, as illustrated in the following infographic.
Funny that this infographic should compare blogs to the New York Times. After all, the Old Grey Lady of news herself now looks like a hip Web 2.0 hybrid, combining a very large group blog with a very classy social network.
(Via Adam Pash.)