Have you ever been sat there at your computer browsing the internet for pictures of crazy kitteh’s, updating your Facebook status or sending a boring work email and thought to yourself, I wonder how many other people around the world are doing this exact same thing at this particular moment in time? I’m sure it is something that many of you frequent web surfers have thought about regularly and now you can find out. Domo have brought out this big data infographic that tells you just how much data the internet generates each minute of every day.
According to his graph, in each minute: 571 new websites are created, Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content, Twitter users send over 100,000 tweets, Google gets more than 200,000 search queries, consumers spend more than $272,070 on online purchases (did someone say there was a recession on?) and an astronomical 204,166,667 emails are sent!
Like many fun infographics, the figures on this one are probably already outdated and somewhat obsolete, like for example we know for a fact that more than 100,000 tweets have been sent per minute during the Olympics, because organisers have asked the social networking site users to tweet more sparingly in order to save bandwidth!
In any case, the infographic still provides an interesting insight into just how important the internet is these days…It really is hard to imagine life without it!
See a bigger version of the infographic at Dvice.