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