Qmee, a browser application, published an interesting infographic on their blog this week. On July 30, The Independent and Gizmodo delved into the specifics a little bit about just what can happen in 60 seconds on the Internet.
The graphic is divided like a clock, though the equally-sized segments are by no means proportional, as obviously, everything that happens on the internet is not represented. In fact, there are a few large sections that are missing. Porn, for example, isn’t represented at all. We all know that’s glossing over a major truth of the internet. Sites like 4Chan, Reddit and Imgur are also left off the list, though tumblr. did make the list. According to the graphic, each minute 20,000 new tumblr photos are uploaded each minute.
The graphic does make several other flaws of omission. The graphic doesn’t really state if this is what happens on the internet throughout the whole world, or just in America. However, the applications and sites are clearly based in America, as China’s version of Twitter isn’t represented. So now think of this: if the information is just based on American users, how impressive is it that every minute, 72 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube. Considering how many people there are outside of this country, the world-wide figure would have to be just mind-blowing.
The graphic does produce some interesting numbers. Facebook boasts 41,000 posts per minute and 1.8 million likes, while Twitter experiences 278,000 tweets per minute. Seventy new domains are registered per minute and 571 new websites are created. Though, The Independent does pose an interesting question by wondering how many domains expire and how many websites go out of use every minute and how that might balance out the overall number of active sites at any moment.
Overall, the graphic provides a few nuggets to ponder while you consider just how much a person can do with a minute on the internet- listen to spotify, skype with co-workers, send e-mails, check multiple different websites. But a follow-up graphic or some clarification should be provided to determine where the data is coming from, and then there should maybe just be an ‘other side of the internet’ graphic that could display porn searches, minutes watched and other NSFW activities.
Take a look at the graphic and see what else might need to be included. Do any of the numbers seems surprising to you?
Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic] is an infographic that was produced by Qmee