What Happens In One Minute On The Internet?
Bingeing on Netflix saw a 300 per cent increase to 0.7 million hours every minute; and so did scrolling on Instagram: twice an increase from the last year.
Now, what could you possibly do in one minute?
A simpleton could make a half-cooked Maggi. My MMA-crazy colleague Andrew can choke three people into submission; another fitness freak, who sits right across my table, can wake up, go for a walk and be back fast asleep in his bed—that all, under one minute.
Some real talent we’ve got here!
Come to think of it, I’ve been writing, deleting and paraphrasing the last bit for more than a minute.
But hey, we’re talking about the internet here. A huge library of data, images, good morning messages and lots and lots of porn (almost 30 per cent of the total content on internet).
The way the internet has grown is spectacular. In 1995, less than 1 per cent of the world population was online. From 1999 to 2013, the number of internet users has increased tenfold. Today more than 4.1 billion people have an internet connection and the number is growing at a rate of around 10 people per second.
According to a report by Visual Capitalist, 188 million emails, 42 million WhatsApp messages and 18.1 million texts are sent out every minute. Every time the clock ticks sixty, 4.5 million YouTube videos, 4.8 million GIFs, 1.4 million Tinder swipes, 1 million Facebook logins, 3.8 million Google searches and 0.4 million mobile app downloads happen.
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Platforms such as Instagram and Netflix continue to grow at a blistering pace, while new categories such as smart speakers are quickly building a strong foundation for the future, the report notes. For example, the number of smart speakers shipped per minute increased 2.5 times from 67 (2018) to 180 (2019).
Binging on Netflix saw a 300 per cent increase to 0.7 million hours every minute; and so did scrolling on Instagram: twice an increase from the last year.