It’s nice to see that Microsoft’s purchase of Skype didn’t deter people from using the VoIP calling service. In fact, it might even have contributed to a rise in usage.
Today Skype announced that its users are now spending 2 billion minutes on the service per day, which is quite a bit of time. For perspective, Skype took the liberty of converting that figure into other units:
That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than 845 times or travel to Mars more than 5,400 times. 2 billion minutes is more than 33 million hours of people singing, laughing, joking and staying in touch. That means 1,388,000 days of togetherness which make up more than 3,805 years of sharing or nearly 38 centuries of time spent on Skype in one day.
Back in November, Microsoft made the decision to shut down its long-time messaging service, Windows Live Messenger, in favor of pushing people to Skype, not to mention increasing integration with Windows 8. These decisions undoubtedly helped Skype achieve its latest milestone, but the service was already a beast by itself.
Check out an infographic the service did embedded below.
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