The weight of the Internet's information was calculated using the mass of electrons. It was based on a 2005 remark by Google's CEO at the time, Eric Schmidt, who estimated that the Internet had about 5 million terabytes of information on it. Obviously, the amount of data online has grown substantially since then, but it still "weighs" very little.
How Much Does The Internet Weigh?
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One theory states that the weight of the entire Internet is about 50 grams. 00:02
It takes approximately 8 billion electrons to store just one 50-kilobyte email. 02:22
In 2005, Eric Schmidt estimated that the Internet holds about 5 million terabytes of information. 02:52
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