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Data Never Sleeps
How Much Data Is Generate Every Minute?
Big data is not just some abstract concept used to inspire and mystify the IT crowd, it is the result of an avalanche of digital activity pulsating through cables and airwaves across the world. This data is being created every minute of the day though the most innocuous of online activity that many of us barely even notice. But with every website browsed, status shared, or photo uploaded, we leave digital trails that continually grow the hulking mass of big data. Below, we explore how much data is generated in one minute on the Internet.
The mobile web receives 217 new users.
YouTube users upload 48 hours of new video.
Email users send 204,166,667 messages.
Google receives over 2,000,000 search queries.
Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content.
Wordpress users publish 347 new blog posts.
571 new websites are created.
Foursquare users perform 2,083 check-ins.
Flicka users add 3,125 new photos.
Instagram users share 3,600 new photos.
Consumers spend $272,070 on web shopping.
Twitter users send over 100,000 tweets.
Apple receives about 47,000 app downloads.
Tumblr blog owners publish 27,778 new posts.
Brands & organizations on Facebook receive 34,722 “likes.”
With no signs of slowing, the data keeps growing.
These are just some of the more common ways that Internet users add to the big data pool. In truth, depending on the niche of business you’re in, there are virtually countless other sources of relevant data to pay attention to. Consider the following:
The global Internet population grew 6.59 percent from 2010 to 2011 and now represents 2.1 billion people.
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