# How Much Does The Internet Weigh

How heavy is the internet? Information on the internet such as e-mails, documents, video clips, Web pages, are represented in binary digits, 1s and 0s. How Much Does The Internet Weigh video gives you some idea of the wight of the information on the Internet.

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1. ###### Tomi Engdahl says:

Some articles touching the same topic:

What is the true weight of the Internet?
http://io9.com/5871189/what-is-the-true-weight-of-the-internet

Let’s Weigh The Internet (Or Maybe Let’s Not)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/12/21/144066248/lets-weigh-the-internet-or-maybe-lets-not

The Internet is not something I would ever think to weigh. It’s like weighing a radio program. Why bother?

But Seitz did the math, and discovered that while the Internet sucks up gobs and gobs of energy, something like “50,000,000 horsepower,” if you put it on a scale, it does have a weight. The whole thing, he says, weighs “two ounces.”

Yup. That’s all.

Seitz says it weighs about as much as a fat strawberry. Others, recalculating, say the Internet’s even lighter, more like a teeny grain of salt.

The Internet connects people. What it is doesn’t matter. What it carries, that matters.

Ask yourself: How much does “of the people, by the people, for the people” weigh?