What Happens In An Internet Minute?

If you can remember back that far, think about the internet as it was in the 90’s. You know what I mean – AOL style dial up and the familiar happy announcement of ‘you’ve got mail!’ – IF your whining connection actually connected and you didn’t have to wait five more minutes. When you clicked on a link, you weren’t instantaneously connected to a new page – you had to wait. And when you hit ‘send’ on your email, it didn’t send instantaneously – you needed to sit there and wait to make sure it actually sent before you continued on with your browsing. 

Now, that’s obviously not the case. Instantaneous is the speed that most of us expect, and mind-numbing amounts of data are crunched, sent, and received. But just how much stuff is happening on the internet? The handy infographic below takes a look at a minute in the existence of the internet. Some of the statistics are mind boggling, but moreover, I can’t wait to see what these numbers look like and what additions have been made in five or ten years! Keep reading to learn more!

What Happens in an Internet Minute?

(click the link above for a larger, easier to read version of the graphic!)

  • 639,800GB of global IP data transferred
  • 133 botnet infections
  • 6 new wikipedia articles published
  • 1,300 new mobile users
  • 20 new victims of identity theft
  • 204 million emails sent
  • 47,000 app downloads
  • $83,000 in Amazon sales
  • 61,141 hours of music are played on Pandora
  • 100 new LinkedIn accounts are created
  • 20 million photos are viewed on flickr; 3,000 photos are uploaded
  • 320 new Twitter accounts are created; 100,000 new tweets are sent
  • 277,000 Facebook logins; 6 million Facebook views
  • 2 million Google search queries are initiated
  • 30 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube; 1.3 million videos are viewed
  • Today, the number of networked devices equals the global population. By 2015 that number will be double the global population.
  • In 2015 it would take you 5 years to view all video crossing IP networks each second.


1 Comment

  1. Sam

    February 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This is neat…but is’s almost a year old, which means these numbers are now dated
    Source: http://scoop.intel.com/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute/