Dropping Science: How Much Does The Internet Weigh?

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The internet is big, really big. It contains everything from movies and music, to politics and thinly veiled Douglas Adams references, but how much does it weigh? Seems like a stupid question but since digital data is basically comprised of electrons and electrons have a mass, it’s actually possible to calculate.

In this video¬†Vsauce Michael¬†tots up the figures and explains to us just how big the internet’s waistline is. It’s smaller than you think.

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