How Much Does the Internet Weigh?

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 3rd, 2011

Most people talk about the internet in terms of volume of data stored, data transmitted, or even the number of data centers and servers. What about weight? How much does the internet weigh?

It’s a peculiar question and more of a thought exercise than anything else. None the less it’s an interesting look at a side of data transmission and storage that people rarely think about. Watch the above video to see how one can calculate the physical weight of the internet.

How Much Does the Internet Weigh? [YouTube via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/3/11
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