Datacenter power use visualized … holy crap this is a big infographic. But well worth it.
For instance, Facebook delivers 1,000x more data than the US Postal Service every day. They also use enough electricity every month in their server farms to power ~4,000 US homes.
For those of you who don’t quite understand the huge amounts of energy and space that go into running the internet, you’ll learn something. Also, first person to make a joke about Tumblr server failures gets a dollar! Click through for an image as long as your arm.