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How Much Energy Does A Google Search Cost Infographic

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The data is far more interesting than the graphics in this infographic and that is usually the opposite when considering any infographic. In fact the on-off buttons are a bit confusing considering the focus is on a Google search and not turning on a computer, but the idea is there, so it is at least tangent to the concept of energy use, especially by a computer.

The other images seems to be pulled from various clip art which really gives the piece a lack of cohesion. It very much feels as if it was cobbled together much like Frankenstein’s monster, so while the information is fascinating the actual imagery hurts the infographic’s overall punch.

I love the data and I will certainly think about this every time a do a search. Well, okay, not every time…

From the infographic, paraphrased: As the world’s largest search engine, Google processes an estimated 13 billion searches every month. This electricity consumption translates directly into carbon emissions. Here is the amount of energy uses in a a Google search translated into other forms of energy usage.

google-search-energy-infographic

Source: Well Home
Google Data: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/powering-google-search.html

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2 Comments on “How Much Energy Does A Google Search Cost Infographic”

  1. 1 kids furniture beds said at 5:42 am on March 7th, 2011:

    love the way you describe here. easy to follow and look effective to me.

  2. 2 Rio 2011 said at 3:47 am on May 12th, 2011:

    If you ask me then I would say that its a lot of energy. But Google has the budget to do everything or to make something to lower the energy spent.