In your day to day life, a minute might not seem like much.
But when it comes to the huge scale of the online world, a minute of time goes much beyond than you ever could have imagined. That’s because the internet has a degree of scale that our linear human brains are not familiar to operating on.
60 SECONDS ON INTERNET IN 2018
This inforgraphic is from Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan of Cumulus Media, and it shows the activity taking place on various platforms such as Facebook or Google in each 60 second span.
It really helps put an internet minute in perspective.
WAIT A MINUTE, PLEASE !!
The numbers for these services are so HUGE that they can only be shown using the 60 second time scale.
Any bigger, and our brains can’t even process these massive quantities in any useful capacity. Here are some of the key numbers scaled to a monthly basis, for fun:
42,033,600,000 Facebook logins
159,840,000,000 Google searches
1,641,600,000,000 WhatsApp messages sent
8,078,400,000,000 emails sent
On an annualized basis, the data becomes even more ridiculous, with something close to 100 trillion emails sent. (No wonder it’s so hard to get to inbox zero!)