Happy Web Wednesday!
Ever wondered how much the Internet weighs? To be honest, I hadn’t until I found out how much it does weigh – the same as a grain of sand. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Not being a very scientific person, I found it difficult to understand the explanation behind how this calculation was made. If, like me, you struggle with dimensional analysis and quantum computation (say what?) then it’s best to watch this video to get a clear explanation of how people work out the weight of all the information on the web.
(Note: since the video was posted, there’s been a change in estimation of the Internet’s weight, from a strawberry to a grain of sand).