A post recently posted on a technology USENET newsgroup reports a recent study from Intel on what happens online on any given minute. According to Intel, the number of networked devices now matches the world’s population, which means the Internet is a frenetic, crowded place.
Whether logging on via laptop or a mobile device, most people who are online have a daily Internet routine that includes sending emails or checking Facebook. But what about in one minute? Analysts at Intel have crunched the numbers and have looked at what exactly happens in one online minute. Here are some of the highlights they have come up with:
- 204 million sent emails
- 1300 new interconnected mobile users who along with present mobile users will download 47,000 each minute.
- Amazon.com will sell $83,000 worth of merchandise
- LinkedIn will see over 100 new subscribers
- Pandora will stream 61,141 hours of music
- 2 million search queries will be handled by Google alone
- 20 million photos will be viewed on flickr
- Twitter will sign up another 320+ users and deal with over 100,000 new tweets in one minutes time
- Facebook will have 277,000 people log-in who along with users who stay logged in will view Facebook 6,000,000 times
- 30 hours of new video will be uploaded to YouTube while the site will handle 1.3 million video views
This data also may make us wonder a bit about the future. As the number of devices continues to rise, will our Internet infrastructure be able to keep up? Intel expects the number of networked devices to be double the world’s population by 2015.
In anticipation of a potential online traffic jam, Intel said it working on a next-generation communications platform code named “Crystal Forest” that will “boost performance and beef up network security to handle the increasing network traffic.” What does that mean? Hopefully faster speeds and access for all our Thundernews USENET members.