How Much Does The Entire, Big Internet Weigh?

5 mil­lion ter­abytes of infor­ma­tion. That’s what you get when you bun­dle up all of the emails, videos, pho­tos, web sites and sundry mate­ri­als avail­able on the web. Now here’s the big ques­tion: how much does all of that infor­ma­tion weigh? No spoil­ers here. We’ll let the folks at VSauce give you the answer.

PS The 5 mil­lion ter­abytes fig­ure was giv­en by Eric Schmidt in 2005. So the fig­ure is a bit dat­ed, but it does­n’t take away from the gist of the exer­cise…

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