menu

What Happens On The Web In Just One Second [Pics]

What Happens On The Web In Just One Second [Pics]
culture

A new study shows the huge leaps the Internet has made in producing and consuming content.

Rachel Pincus
  • 1 april 2014

How has the Internet changed our world, and how do we wade through the sea of content that our fellow internet users have created? An unprecedented amount of content is coming together on our devices in a phenomenon known as media convergence, allowing our networked society to exert an increasing amount of influence on every creative field imaginable. Coinciding with the Internet’s 25th anniversary this month, Fractl put together a study that measures all things Internet, with a treasure trove of statistics to give us an idea of how far we’ve come.

deviantart.png

Considering that gigabytes were the largest unit of storage known to most people until a few years ago, it’s astounding to think that 7.79 terabytes are transferred across the internet each second. Fractl has calculated that if each byte were a single gallon of water, the amount of information transferred across the internet would fill the Pacific Ocean in just 122 days.

With the Internet’s tendency to distract people all day, it’s impressive to note that 18,144 novels worth of blog content are produced every day on WordPress. If you think none of that is being consumed, it’s heartening to note that 6,649,776 novels worth of blog content is read every day on the system.

spamemails.png

The presentation also has impressive statistics about the art, music, and other cultural productions that people are eagerly putting on the web for viewing. However, it also doesn’t shy away from the less savory aspects of Internet activity, noting that if one email was as long as a standard envelope, the amount of spam sent on the Internet could circle the globe every 2.2 minutes.

selfies.png

The presentation also features live counters that give you a sense of how quickly information is evolving. We live in a truly unprecedented era of connection; here’s to this presentation becoming outdated in just a few months.

View The Content Explosion here.

Fractl

 

culture
Trending

Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Arts & Culture
Work Today

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Transformed Into Dynamic System Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX on why employee fulfillment is a journey and not a destination

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Food Today

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Today

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Today

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

Design Today

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Today

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 23, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Ai Today

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

Travel Today

This Head Hammock Promises The Best Sleep You’ll Ever Get While Traveling

NodPod holds your neck and back perpendicular, hopefully putting an end to sleepless and uncomfortable journeys

Mobile august 26, 2016

Get A Better Idea Of How You Are Wasting Your Time

The TouchTime app is trying to revolutionize personal task management by providing detailed insight on how to be more efficient

Culture august 26, 2016

London Telephone Box Repurposed As A Tiny Mobile Repair Shop

Tools and supplies to replace broken screens or damage are neatly stowed away in these micro-workrooms

Design august 26, 2016

Conceptual Sportswear Created Out Of Futuristic Condom Material

A Dutch fashion designer is experimenting with new methods and fabrics to make high performance clothing

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Fashion august 26, 2016

Fashionable Tassel Will Ensure You Never Lose Your Valuables Again

The device is fashion meets connected tech, that will help you keep track of your belongings at all times

Syndicated august 26, 2016

Would You Wear Wool Shoes To Save The Environment?

As demand for wool shoes grows, a number of US footwear brands are heading directly to the source: the sheep pastures of New Zealand

No search results found.