This is Big Data: We send over 200,000,000 emails a minute

We keep hearing how the amount of data everyone produces is skyrocketing and that these digital breadcrumbs can be used to track and predict our actions. There’s even the thought that this “Big Data” will create a Big Brother environment as portrayed in "1984." But how much data is civilization creating?

Domo, a business intelligence company, created an infographic to visually display this concept. While some numbers, like the fact that we’re adding 217 new mobile users a minute, seem to make sense, some numbers are staggering. One of those is the fact that 204,166,667 email messages are sent every minute and while we don’t know how many of those are from Nigerian kings, the number is still very impressive. Some other highlights are the fact that we spend $272,000 online every minute and that there are over 100,000 tweets each and every minute.

Source and Image: Domo

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The numbers in the chart don't seem right, The Facebook Branded Likes and Tumbler posts seem quite high compared to the rest, and online shopping seems quite low compared to Apple app store for example.

'The mobile web receives 217 users/minute'
So that means that it gets 114,055,200 per year, and there's approximately 6 billion people in the world... No sorry, I vote bull****.

n_K said,
'The mobile web receives 217 users/minute'
So that means that it gets 114,055,200 per year, and there's approximately 6 billion people in the world... No sorry, I vote bull****.

A 2% increase of new users for an entire year isn't really that surprising is it? - I would have guessed higher.

n_K said,
'The mobile web receives 217 users/minute'
So that means that it gets 114,055,200 per year, and there's approximately 6 billion people in the world... No sorry, I vote bull****.
30% of the world don't have access to mobile devices.

n_K said,
'The mobile web receives 217 users/minute'
So that means that it gets 114,055,200 per year, and there's approximately 6 billion people in the world... No sorry, I vote bull****.

At HP Discover, they made several references to the fact that most users have at least two devices, and many have 3-5. While "new users" might be a little misleading, I'd say that might mean "lines of service." With people buying tablets and putting them on their wireless plan, people with multiple cell phones (one for work, one for personal, for example), and things of that nature, I don't think it's that surprising.

I wonder how many porn images get uploaded every minute?

The amount of data flying back and forth is absolutely staggering!

The amount of money spent online is also pretty impressive: $142.9632 billion U.S. dollars (On a yearly basis according to the amount spent every minute)

Neobond said,
Of those emails I bet quite a large portion is spam

Was just going to say that, I would be willing to bet 51% or greater...