[NetBehaviour] some stats fly vs net

helen varley jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Fri Apr 17 00:25:51 CEST 2009


here is the one about second life avatars having the same footprint as 
the average brasilian: 
http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2006/12/avatars_consume.php

marc garrett wrote:
> Hi Simon,
>
> Regarding second life - you may have point. I seem to remember there was 
> some kind of survey based on google servers and their carbon foot print.
>
> marc
>
>   
>> OK, so what is the carbon footprint of flying in Second Life? This 
>> probably uses a bit more processing power on both the server, the 
>> network and the client computer than visiting a website.
>>
>> Sorry – I am being facetious...
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Simon
>>
>>
>> Simon Biggs
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>>
>> *From: *Jason Nelson <heliopod at gmail.com>
>> *Reply-To: *NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity 
>> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> *Date: *Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:09:34 +1000
>> *To: *<netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> *Subject: *[NetBehaviour] some stats fly vs net
>>
>> All,
>>
>> here are a few stats....to fly from Brisbane to LAX it costs the env
>> 4,184 lbs CO2 per person
>> http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator/#air
>>
>> to use a website the CO2 carbon output is:
>> Wissner-Gross told TechNewsWorld. "Our work has nothing to do with
>> Google. Our focus was exclusively on the Web overall, and we found
>> that it takes on average about 20 milligrams of CO2 per second to
>> visit a Web site."
>> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Harvard-Prof-Sets-Record-Straight-on-Internet-Carbon-Study-65794.html
>>
>> so that means...... 20 times 60 times 60 for one hour: 72000
>> milligrams, roughly 3 ounces...
>> and lets say we err up....and times that by 100.....that would make
>> 300 ounces......or even
>> times 1000 for what reason I have no idea...just in case you have a
>> thousand websites running ....
>> 3000 ounces.......divided by 16 for lbs.......and we still get far 
>> less....
>> that of course doesnt count your laptop power....but then you use your
>> laptop on the plane now dont you.
>>
>> now of course my case is extreme.... so from London to Paris its 728 
>> lbs CO2
>> still far less (maybe even a hundred times less or more) than the
>> average visit to a chat room....
>>
>> Jason
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