Web Decade in Review 2020

Let’s look back at the highs and lows from 2010 to 2019. From the viral Double Rainbow video to the Browser Wars and notorious outages, we’ve put together a brief review of internet news from the last decade.


What are some of your notable internet moments of the past decade? Leave a comment below or tweet us @pingdom.

State of the Internet

Nowadays, making sure your website is available and accessible is a given. But making sure your visitors have the best possible experience is equally important: websites perform and appear differently on different browsers. Having a website look the same across browsers and devices has been an ongoing issue for designers all over the world.

Delivering a high-quality site experience means identifying what device and browser your visitors use and ensuring your website appears and functions as intended.

SolarWinds® Pingdom® monitors website incidents and collects browser and device metrics from around the world. Follow along in real-time on the State of the Internet live map.


2019 Ups and Downs

● There were 261 billion uptime tests performed. That’s double the dollar amount of Jeff Bezos’ fortune in 2019. According to Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires, he topped it at $131 billion!*

● There was 1.88 billion collective minutes of downtime. That’s enough time to travel in a time machine back to 3,500 years ago!

● We sent approximately 112 million “up” and “down” alerts individually across email, SMS, and chat. That would be a stack of paper almost seven miles high!

Let’s make 2020 the year of a faster and more reliable internet. If you’re not already monitoring your website’s availability and performance, why not see what SolarWinds Pingdom can do?



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