Friday, 21 November 2008
Found this on the trendspotting blog. Facebook has 10 billion photos, uses 10,000 servers and has just borrowed $100m to purchase another 50,000 servers. Just to support the 300,000 images that are served every second, Facebook burns 38, 500 kw a second.
If Facebook were a nation it would be the 12th most populous in the world. The graph above shows its carbon footprint versus major US cities.
So, is social networking sustainable?