In the begining of 2012 Intel released this interesting infographic explaining what happens on the internet per minute of time. The mega scale of information exchange is no surprise to any present day web user, especially with the rise of social networking integration in all types of online activities – yet the numbers shown by the graphic below are tremendous.
In just one minute online more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon collects about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around the world. More than 61,000 hours of music are played on Pandora while more than 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube. 100,000 tweets are sent, 320 new Twitter accounts are recorded, and 20 people are victims of theft of identity. And this is just the beginning.
What’s more important is the amount of data consumed by the above mentioned operations, listening to music, watching videos, downloading photos, playing online games, refreshing Twitter feeds and status updates – all of those activities generate network traffic. This infographic displays that nearly 640,000 Gigabytes of global IP data is transferred in just one Internet minute!
Today, the number of connected devices is equal to the world’s population. By 2015, in less than three years, the number of connected devices is expected to double. And by the time we reach 2015, it would take five years to view all the video content crossing the network each second.
The question now is: can our existing networks handle this eruption of internet traffic and maintain the user’s experience and expectations for immediate information access? Let us know what you think and leave us a comment below.