How Much Data Piles Up Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]
by Steven Gobbs
Think that data sleeps? Think again. Data, in fact, never gets so much as a single minute of shut-eye.
When sporadic Twitter outages on Thursday sent the Twitter Bird plummeting towards earth, tweet-addicts everywhere – including yours truly – experienced the shakes and dry-heaves of tech-withdrawal syndrome (TWS). After all, with Twitter averaging 100,000 tweets a minute, it’s no surprise its absence was felt by update-junkies the world over.
Of course, there’s much more to the web than Twitter, and data piles up faster than bird droppings on a freshly-washed BMW, a fact illustrated nicely in this infographic by biz-smart Co. DOMO and Column Five Media.
So next time you go nuts on Google search, realize that the company is concurrently processing 2 million other user searches a minute. Meanwhile, Facebook users are posting 684,478 semi-amusing LOLcats and whatnot, whle online shoppers spend $272,070 in as long as it takes Nicolas Cage to pretend to steal a car (this adds up to $391 million a day – think of how many Lolcats that would buy).
Just how much data is piling up every minute of every waking day?
Scope the stats below to learn how much data is generated across the most popular platforms. Google+ is noticeably missing from the sampling, but that may come as a relief to the Google Royalty. Google+ has performed a bit under the regal expectations of its creators. Ouch.
What do you guys think? Are you shocked and awed by the data? Or are you too busy tweeting to care? Let us know in the comments section. And remember: try to be just a little bit vicious.