Visualising An Internet Minute!
What happens in an Internet Minute? How often
do you use the internet to Google answers? How often do you log in to Facebook
& scroll the news feed? During an average workday, a single minute seem
negligible. If you’re lucky, a minute might buy you enough time to write a
quick email, grab a coffee from the break room, or make small talk with a
co-worker/a friend/ partner. But in
other situations, a minute can also be quite extraordinary. Imagine being a
quarterback in the superbowl in overtime, or finding yourself in a
life-and-death situation in which every second counts towards the outcome. The numbers of services are extensive &
that they can only be shown using the sixty second time scale, because if any
bigger our brains will not be able to process these huge quantities in any
useful way. It is not going to be of any significance if we calculate per month
or per day data, just a picture of one minute- simple sixty seconds is enough
to understand the magnitude of it’s use.
Visualizing an Internet Minute: The online activities of individuals move at a pace which is immeasurable. With the number of social media platforms & apps increasing on a daily basis, it could be quite impossible to keep track of your inner circle, let alone of the remainder world. When it comes to gauging the epic scale of the internet, it would seem that each minute leans closer to the extraordinary side of the spectrum. Our online activities move at a pace which is beyond fast but just how much activity is conducted online? The data transmitted alone is overwhelming, every second 1 Million users login on Facebook, 1.4 million people swipe on Tinder, & 4.5 Million users of YouTube. 41.6 million Messages are passed between various individuals on Whats App & Messenger. All this is just a glimpse of the bigger picture. This kind of scale is almost impossible to grasp.
The content game has tilted, people trust the quality of content and thus the startups & individuals are getting a great start and the potential of gaining market presence has greatly increased. Cost friendliness and time flexibility are its crowning qualities. The internet has given us an opportunity to showcase are talents in the most effective ways as well as establish a market for our- products & services.
These infographics boil it down in a very compact, relative way- The info-graphic is from Lori Lewis & Chadd Challahan who aggregate the online activity of billions of people globally, to see what an internet minute looks like.
On realizing the truth of an internet minute, it’s good to reflect on the fact that how recklessly we waste time by taking it for granted. Although, we may not be able to match up to the internet speed, yet there is no doubt that we have immense scope for improvement. Internet also offers us the opportunity to enhance and develop our skills for which we don’t have sufficient funds. Be wise & prepare yourself for success.