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February 14, 2011

If Celebrities were Browsers and Search Engines

On Tuesday, Yelp co-founder David Galbraith estimated that if the total bandwidth used on Google Searches for Lady Gaga was converted into SMS messages on AT&T, it would cost 10.5 trillion dollars.

According to my calculator-dependent math education: if all 6.7 billion people on the planet made 10,000 texts about Lady Gaga (using 1120 bits per text) at AT&T's rate of $0.20 per message, it would cost 13.3 trillion dollars.