What Would it Take to Legitimately Break the Internet? [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 13, 2015

8:00 am

As much as I hate to bring her up, we all remember when Kim Kardashian claimed to have “broken the internet” not too long ago. It was obviously a vain attempt at attention because she didn’t even put a dent into breaking the internet – honestly, I don’t even know why the two were connected in the first place (click bait)?

Regardless, it got me thinking: what would it actually take to break the internet? In my research to get to the bottom of this, I came across an infographic from Liquid Networx that details what could legitimately disrupt the flow of internet for us all.

It’s kind of a harrowing situation to consider, given that our current infrastructure could be disrupted fairly easily by a number of different contingencies. For example, as Liquid Networx points out, sharks are overly fond of chewing on underwater internet cables – Jaws, anyone?

Levity aside though, it’s something we should pay attention to because the internet dictates so much of our day to day lives. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel though, because there are some incredibly strong forces holding the internet together that we can all work to strengthen.

Here’s Liquid Networx’s infographic – click to expand:


From: http://www.liquidnetworx.com/break-the-internet/


Image Credit: Flickr / Hernan Pinera’s page / cropped, resized


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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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