Google is the Internet?
Wired Magazine claims that Google is now 25% of North American Internet traffic with a mostly unreported - and rapidly expanding - deployment of edge caching servers in almost every Internet provider around the world.
Whether users are directly using a Google service (search, YouTube etc.), or their devices are automatically and silently sending data (Google Analytics, Android update requests etc.), the majority of end devices around the world will now send traffic to Google during the course of an average day.
Scary or awesome? I’m not sure yet, but I do know that Google powers a significant chunk of our infrastructure and that it’s at least a bazillion times better than the old school alternatives still run by so many (Microsoft, I’m looking at you).
Full story on Wired.