Connection and internet activity is a significant part of our daily lives. It’s hard to think that 25 years ago the internet was not something most consumers were using, and cell phones didn’t start generating interest until about 20 years ago.
Today, online interactions are commonplace.
Domo, a business management platform, has been compiling data for digital usage and breaking it down into the amount of content generated in one minute for the past 7 years.
The results have been astonishing each year, and a minute of connectivity has slowed down in 2019.
Data keeps getting bigger, the numbers keep growing, and they aren’t slowing down. By 2020 it is predicted that there will be 40x more bytes of data than there are stars in the observable universe.
So, exactly how much data is generated every minute?
Well each minute:
- 390,030 apps are downloaded.
- 18,100,000 texts are sent.
- Google conducts 4,497,420 searches.
- Tinder users swipe 1,400,000 times.
- Giphy serves up 4,800,000 gifs.
- Grubhub receives 8,683 orders.
- YouTube users watch 4,500,000 videos.
- Twitter users send 511,200 tweets.
- 188,000,000 emails are sent.
- Venmo processes $162,037 transactions.
- Uber users take 9,772 rides.
- Airbnb books 1,389 reservations.
According to Domo, the world’s internet population grows significantly each year. As of January 2019, the internet reached over 56% of the worlds population and represents 4.39 billion people. This is a 9% increase since January 2018.