Did you know that there’s a firm in Canada monitoring your internet activity? There sure is! But it’s Canada, so don’t worry. It’s less Big Brother and more Big Kindly Drunk Uncle. He’ll make you pancakes, eh!
According to Big Drunk Uncle aka Sandvine, 53% of all downstream traffic in North America comes from video streaming. That is to say, y’all are using the internet as more of a television than, say, an endless resource of knowledge. So it’s less Information Super Highway and more Let’s Marathon An Entire Season Of Television Without Ever Leaving Our Beds. Unsurprisingly, Netflix accounts for most of the traffic with YouTube in the No. 2 spot.
So that covers the lazy. What about the honest? Well, Bittorrent represented 31% of traffic in 2008 and only 10% now. What accounts for that shift? Is it that the internet streaming demographics have shifted so more honest, upstanding Netflix and Amazon Prime users are watching their shows online? Or is it that the interfaces on those sites have become infinitely more user friendly in the past few years and thus more desirable for computer spuds like yourself?
Here’s the breakout of mobile and desktop usage in chart form. What about you? Does this look like an accurate breakdown of how you spend your time online? If so, WHERE IS PAJIBA ON THIS LIST? Damnit.