The state of the interwebs … a day in the life of the web in numbers

Thought this was vaguely interesting (hit “read more” below to see what “this” is).

On the one hand, it’s a sort of interesting infographic that shows once again – and as if it were needed – that there is a lot of shit available on the internet. And that a lot of people are consuming it every day of their lives. Or our lives, being as I am one of those consumers.

On the other, it also shows just how readily (and without question) so much of the data churned out by companies (from YouTube and the social networks to NetFlix and ) is promptly regurgitated as gospel fact in this sort of infographic – a piece of information presentation that gives it an aura of quasi-scientific “truth” and believability.

Funny old world really, isn’t it?