How To Watch The Internet Happen In Real-Time

I stumbled across this neat site via a mention on Twitter recently, and I thought it was definitely worth a share. Sometimes when we talk about internet statistics, the numbers are huge and there isn’t really a ton of take-home besides the fact that lots of people share lots of information on the internet. The Internet In Real Time changes that, at least a little bit. When you access the site, it is as though someone has started a watch – all the counts start at zero, and count up from there. It shows how many new accounts are created, messages sent, searches performed, etc on popular sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. You can view the amount of ad revenue on Google, the amount of money spent on Amazon, hours of Netflix watched, and much much more. Watching the rate at which these numbers creep up is absolutely amazing. The screenshot below was taken within 2-3 minutes of when I first accessed the site, just to give you an idea of how quickly it happens.

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Below the main screen that you see below, it shows a timer of how long you’ve been on the site, along with a show of how much data has been transferred around the web in that same amount of time. To give you an idea of just how much data that is, think about how many songs, photos, apps, and more that you can store on your 16 or 32GB iPhone…. that’s a whole load of data!

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