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Infographic: What happens in a single day on the Internet

The Internet has enabled more people to share more information than has ever been possible in human history, and it's increasing exponentially.

I'm a sucker for a good infographic. I also like to track the stats on how much the data we create every day is increasing at an exponential rate during these amazing times that we're living in where digital culture is transforming everyday life.

Anyway, for those of you who share those two obsessions, take a look at this graphic from MBAonline.com. They had a lot of fun with this one, including creative references to cat videos and the Eiffel Tower.

Source: MBAonline.com

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7 comments
FaJitAS
FaJitAS

I will love to see some figures for this assumption.

HypnoToad72
HypnoToad72

for Apple's iDevice? Especially as that 371k number does not represent days, hours, minutes, seconds, or in whatever country they yanked that meaningless number out of...

tawab
tawab

168 million dvds ... waaaaw

AlexNagy
AlexNagy

I knew there was a lot of traffic, but wow.

gechurch
gechurch

The qualification is in the title of the blog post (and the heading of the graphic) - it's how much happens in a single day. Given we're talking about the Internet and there was nothing to suggest otherwise, I'd suggest the numbers are worldwide.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

In 2009, the average birthrate worldwide was 19.95 per 1000 population. Extrapolating that (19.95/1000 = x/7,000,000,000) gives us an annual birthrate of 139,650,000. Now, divide by 365 to get the average daily birthrate of 382,602 [u]worldwide[/u] for 2009. Hmm. Birthrate must be falling...

HypnoToad72
HypnoToad72

4 or 8GB (rounded, of course)... Given Blu-Rays are 25/50GB respectively, it's interesting no follow-up to the DVD claim was stated...

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