The following digital trends infographic—it’s the eighth edition produced by the fine folks at Domo—shows how much digital data is produced every minute of every day. It’s a truly surprising glimpse at the era we’re currently living through and makes you wonder, “why am I not investing in data servers!?”
No seriously, COVID-19 has created a big shift. For example, “before quarantine, just 15% of Americans worked from home. Now over half do.” reports Domo. I can tell you that from here in Paris, life will never be the same; at least not in my lifetime. There are no non-French tourists…in the most visited place on earth! Tour guides are giving tours online. The French government continues to move online. It just feels like we’ve turned a major corner, somehow.
Here are a few of the digital trends that jumped out at me (say to yourself, “Every. Minute.” after each point):
- Consumers spend $1,000,000 online
- Instagram users post 347,222 stories
- Facebook users share 150,000 messages
- WhatsApp users share 41,666,667 messages
- Zoom hosts 208,333 participants in meetings
- Netflix users stream 404, 444 hours of video
- Youtube users upload 500 hours of video
- LinkedIn users apply for 69,444 jobs
Obviously, look at each data point and see if it affects your business. For me, it opens up questions. Like…
$1 million per minute = $60/hour * 24 hours * 365 days = $525.6 billion dollars …is the value of the everyday “surface web” $525.6 billion ? Out of curiosity, what is the “deep web” value?
The other thing I find overwhelming to think about is the astonishing amount of data that Mark Zuckerberg is responsible for with Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp data combined.
Finally, this information tucked in at the bottom was enlightening:
“The world’s internet population is growing significantly year over year. As of April 2020, **the internet reaches 59% of the world’s population and now represents 4.57 billion people** — a 6% increase from January 2019.”
Anyway, I came across this data and thought I’d share it.
Please leave a comment below if you find anything “eye-popping”.