How much data do we create every day? [Infographic]
How much data do we really create every day? We produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current rate. What’s even mind boggling is that, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. In IT speak, this is often referred to as Big Data. Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured, including Internet of Things (IoT) data. Big data is characterized with 4-Vs: Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity. Volume. You can read more about Big Data here.
The folks at Domo.com just released their fifth annual infographic that looks into the world’s data generation and online behavior, called “Data Never Sleeps 5.0.” See the infographic below. According to the findings, we’re adding to the data stockpile every time we turn to our search engines for answers. Last year, more than 3.5 million text messages were sent every minute. This year however, it’s around 15.2 million texts, a 334 percent increase. Other highlights from the infographic include: 103,447,520 spam emails are sent every minute, Google 3.6 million searches, Spotify adding 13 new songs, we tweet 456,000 times, Uber taking 45,787 trips each minute, post 46,740 Instagram photos, and publish 600 new page edits on Wikipedia each minute.
- We conduct more than half of our web searches from a mobile phone now.
- More than 7 billion humans use the internet (that’s a growth rate of 7.5 percent over 2016).
- On average, Google now processes more than 40,000 searches EVERY second (3.5 billion searches per day)!
- While 77% of searches are conducted on Google, it would be remiss not to remember other search engines are also contributing to our daily data generation. Worldwide there are 5 billion searches a day.
Author and source: Dofo.com