To be honest, I don't know why I'm sharing this with you. I was just poking through my email, and noticed that I read a lot of mail. In fact, my email growth has been exponential over the past 6 years. It's fair to say that I'm addicted. But it's not just email; instant messaging and RSS also occupy my attention a great amount. Maybe I need an intervention. At any event, here are some statistics that may, or may not surprise you:
- I currently have 54,675 email messages in my Gmail account total.
- According to GMail, "You are currently using 2177 MB (28%) of your 7532 MB."
- I have 164 filters sending mail to 111 labels.
- I have had this account since June 25, 2004.
- In the first 3 years, I had amassed (sent and received) a total of about 20,000 emails.
- In the last 3 years, I have since amassed about an additional 35,000 emails.
- I have 1,879 separate chat logs since Google Talk released and started logging the chats.
- I'm following 56 people in Buzz.
- I am currently in 26 active IRC channels with Irssi.
- I am currently connected to 4 separate IRC networks
- I have been connected to IRC 24/7 since February 25, 2006
- At one point, I was in 81 IRC channels across 7 separate networks (according to my logs).
- My IRC logs occupy 239MB of disk space uncompressed.
- I have sent 6,572 "dents" to microblogging service Identi.ca
- Of which I am a member of 88 groups (honest coincidence).
- Further, I'm following 193 accounts.
- I'm also on Twitter following 124 users and have produced 1,602 "tweets".
- I have 3 IM accounts: Facebook, Google Talk and a local XMPP instance, each for various reasons, all of which I am connected to 24/7.
- Since June 17, 2006 I have read a total of 207,620 items, reading 99%.
- From my 143 subscriptions, over the last 30 days I read 8,767 items, clicked 106 items, starred 1 items, shared 274 items, and emailed 9 items.
- My subscriptions are categorized into 34 tags.
- I share an average of 9.1 items per day.
- I am following 56 people in Google Reader (synchronized with Google Buzz apparently).
People complain about television saying there's "nothing on". When I'm all caught up with my email, IM and RSS, I feel the same way about the Internet.