Here’s how much data we add to the internet every minute

Sixty seconds isn’t a long time, but with an estimated internet population of 3.2 billion people, a lot can be added to the internet in that time period.

How much? Well, the team at Domo has had a go at figuring out averages in this mind-melting infographic, which really demonstrates that if you want to read everything on the internet, you’re probably best off not waiting for retirement. In fact, to have a good crack at it, you should probably quit your job now and hunker down with the laptop.internet_data_infographic

If we say I took 15 minutes to write this piece, take off ten minutes for image sourcing, CMS funsies and a deliberately ambiguous “other”, then I calculate that in an internet minute, I chipped in 40 words to sate the internet’s constant thirst for data. But then I haven’t looped any Vines, upvoted any Reddit submissions or hailed any Ubers. Yet.

Just remember the internet is far from equal. Here are 8 maps that demonstrate the point neatly.

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