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List/Grid Tag Archives: Internet

Inside Google’s High-Tech Data Centers – Where the Internet Lives

For the first time ever, Google gives us a glimpse of their behemothic storage facilities, where every little piece of data is archived, this is where every article, photo, video, and song sits awaiting to be looked up and generated instantly in search results. The new photos where revealed through a newly launched website, Where the Internet Lives, which features never-before-seen images of eight of Google’s 9 data centers, the places the “physical internet” calls home. According to Google, their facilities, which must process 3 billion search queries a day and 72 hours of YouTube videos every minute, are “among the most… Read more »

How Information Overload is Negatively Impacting our Brains [infographic]

Neuroscience shows that our brains simply weren’t created to multitask. Yet many people continue to live hyper-connected lives, always trying to squeeze in more and more information. From your personal computer to your smart phone and tablet, most people do not recognize the importance of just switching off anything digital and taking a break! This excellent infographic by OnlineUniversities.com shows how acutely information overload affects productivity:

What Happens in an Internet Minute [infographic]

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… Read more »

Facebook’s Arctic Server Farm

Facebook recently announced the location of its new data servers. This time they picked a very cold city, Lulea, Sweden (same latitude as Alaska, USA and Yakutsk, Russia) which counts only 74,000 citizens. The plant is going to be the first one outside of USA and situated 100 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. The main reasons behind the new location is to improve the service for the growing number of Facebook’s users in Europe and to keep servers naturally cool benefiting from the climate of the arctic region. “After a rigorous review process of sites across Europe, we concluded that… Read more »

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