If we aren’t Tweeting, we are updating our Facebook status. If we aren’t web browsing, we are sending an email. We are constantly generating data, and substantial amounts of it.
Zack Whittaker recently published a CNet article showing how the sheer amount of data we generate stacks up.
Every minute of the day:
- Email users send more than 204 million messages
- Mobile Web receives 217 new users
- Google receives over 2 million search queries
- YouTube users upload 48 hours of new video
- Facebook users share 684,000 bits of content
- Twitter users send more than 100,000 tweets
- Consumers spend $272,000 on Web shopping
- Apple receives around 47,000 application downloads
- Brands receive more than 34,000 Facebook ‘likes’
- Tumblr blog owners publish 27,000 new posts
- Instagram users share 3,600 new photos
- Flickr users, on the other hand, add 3,125 new photos
- Foursquare users perform 2,000 check-ins
- WordPress users publish close to 350 new blog posts
And, per minute an average of 47,000 apps are downloaded.
These stats are truly astounding and send a bigger message to software developers about load and security testing; Confirm your software can hold up under pressure.