The Internet’s Environmental Footprint. Part 1.

Brief Context

Making Sense of Scale

Sustainability and the Internet

Let’s start with Social Media.

  • Facebook: 2.7 billion
  • Instagram: 854.5 million
  • TikTok: 800 million
  • Snapchat: 347.3 million
  • Twitter: 321 million
  • Twitch: 15 million

Turning to Online Advertising.

Then there’s Online Streaming.

How about Connected Devices?

Another bucket is Artificial Intelligence.

In Sum

Picture of the overall calculation summing up the various components of the internet’s carbon footprint.

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