If you're reading this article, you're not using the Internet for its most common purpose. Which is, apparently, watching Netflix movies.
A new study by the Internet traffic experts at Sandvine suggests that Netflix streaming accounts for nearly 30 percent of bandwidth usage in North America, more Web traffic than any other source. In fact, real-time entertainment accounts for almost 50 percent of overall Web traffic.
That makes Netflix the biggest thing you can pay for on the Net (at least in terms of bandwidth), bigger than iTunes or such popular free-or-pay-a-little sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Hulu.