Internet use continues to grow at an amazing rate, and just about the time we think it can’t possibly grow any more, usage takes another leap. Domo released its yearly Data Never Sleeps chart that outlines the typical usage on the Internet every minute. Prepare to be amazed.
- Facebook users upload 147,000 photos
- Twitter gains 319 new users
- Instagram users post 347,222 Stories
- YouTube creators upload 500 hours of video
- Netflix users stream 404,444 hours of video
- Consumers spend $1 million online
- Facebook users share 150,000 messages
- Spotify adds 28 new tracks to its library
- Amazon ships 6,659 packages
- $3,805 is spent on mobile apps
- Whatsapp users share 46,666,667 messages
- Zoom hosts 208,333 people in meetings
- Reddit sees 479,452 people with content
- Doordash diners order 555 meals
- Twitter gains 319 users
And this happens every minute of every day!
What’s more, the number of people using the Internet continues to grow. In 2014 it was 3 billion people. In 2018 it was up to 4.8 billion people, meaning that almost 70% of earth’s population was online.
The fact of the matter is that almost anyone can have access to more information about just about anything than they can handle. The problem is that there’s also so much misinformation available that it can be easy to mislead into thinking you know more than you do.
It also means that the tech giants are more powerful than ever before and gaining even more power every day. This will surely lead to a day when governments attempt to break them up in order to lessen their influence (we’re seeing the start of that already).
The scariest thing is that there’s still room for growth, as every major tech company continues to expand their virtual territory. There’s a segment of the population that’s now grown up online and is almost as comfortable in its alternate reality as in real life. We’ll have to see if that’s for better or worse.