Two Websites To Rule Them All

What if I were to tell you that two websites accounted for over half of all Internet traffic?  Which two do you think it would be?  The answer?  Netflix and YouTube.  That is astounding.  There also seems to be a correlation between Netflix’s and YouTube’s rise and Bit Torrent’s fall.  Bit Torrent, for those of you who don’t know, is a piece of software responsible for a very large portion of the illegally downloaded music and movies.  Make movies and TV shows easily available for people to legally consume and they will legally consume them.  Don’t and they will steal it.  Simple as that.

That reminds me of The Oatmeal graphic that was recently posted:


2 thoughts on “Two Websites To Rule Them All

  1. Steven Scott

    This study is a bit skewed since it is a study based on bytes (making it almost purely about video services) also its also a percentile and not hard data. Which means it is possible that pirating via BitTorrent could technically be going up just not as fast as those two big services.

  2. Jaime

    I use Netflix a lot on the trip home. so I picked up my iPad Air (aka iPad 5) on its Premier date of 11/1. I chose the LTE version because a) The Wi-fi on the MegaBus home sucks ass, b) It’s cheap on tMobile and I can get 6.5 GB for $20. In 2 weeks I am at 7.6G used and counting after watching 4 1/2 season of Breaking Bad.

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