Story of Send traces the journey of a humble email

How many emails would you send in the course of a normal day? Dozens? Hundreds? 

And what exactly happens after you hit send?

Google's Story of Send is a new site (perhaps more than a little derivative of the well-known Story of Stuff project) that offers a behind-the-scenes look into how all that virtual information makes its journey through the real world, from ISP to data centres to spam filters and more.