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Here’s the entire Internet live, in one real-time infographic

Image Credit: John Koetsier

The Internet is a big, big, big place.

In the 200 seconds I watched the “Internet in real-time” infographic, Google ran almost a million searches and sucked up over $300,000 in revenue. Facebook users uploaded over a terabyte of data, liked something over 10.5 million times, and posted 11 million items.

People watched 78,385 hours of Netflix content, and Android users downloaded over 250,000 apps. Amazon shoppers spent over a half a million dollars, and 690 million emails were sent.

Here’s the live infographic, go get mesmerized for a minute or two.

Oh, and in the time it took me to write this very short story, over 13 million gigabytes of data was transferred of the millions of wires, fibers, servers, and switches that make up the internet.

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13 comments
Gloria Archuleta
Gloria Archuleta

Don't forget to mention Net Neutrality and the impending implications when you think about these numbers

Mike Voytovich
Mike Voytovich

interesting visualization, but calling it a "live infographic" is a bit of a stretch - the values are generated with Javascript and some hard-coded constants.

Max
Max

WhatsApp data is false

Michael Vernik
Michael Vernik

That's not actual data and the estimates shown are based on sources from last year (and 2012??). In order words, it's probably way off.

Mihir Sathe
Mihir Sathe

This is very interesting. However, if you actually do use data mining here, or even some simple semantics, this would be much more interesting like to actually find out what GMail data do people actually use frequently on Amazon.com and combine those sources even without drag and drop.

David Freedman
David Freedman

 Very cool...but I think you mean 690 million emails ;-)

Ghazaleh Koohestanian
Ghazaleh Koohestanian

one server room beside the other collecting data/insight- in need tracking the users inorder to be alive and running- we call it old fashioned- here is the real net for the real user( no data mining) #re2you