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18 things that happen on the Internet every minute

Last updated on: December 06, 2013 12:12 IST

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The proportion of the global population using the Internet rose three percentage points to 38.8 per cent in 2013. More significantly, average worldwide broadband speeds are up 17 per cent on last year, according to Quartz, a business publication.

Let's take a look at what happens on the Internet every minute of every single day. A note of caution: This is a rough snapshot, not definite data.

Source: Intel

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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Data transfer

About 639,800 gigabyte of Internet protocol data is transferred every minute all across the world.

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Image: Alcatel-Lucent contractors lay the East African Marine Cable fibre optic cable on the Fujairah shore-end, United Arab Emirates.
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Mail growth

More than 200 million emails are sent every minute all across the world.

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Image: Jose Manuel Abel, 46, writes an email in an Internet cafe in Munich, Germany.
Photographs: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
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Video uploads

More than 30 hours of videos are uploaded on the Internet every minute all across the world.

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Image: A young cosplayer plays with her mobile phone as she rests after attending the Anime Festival Asia in Singapore.
Photographs: YuanLin Koh/Reuters
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Video views

More than 1.3 million video views are recorded every minute all across the world.

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Image: A visitor at the YouTube stand in Cannes, France.
Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
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Search queries

More than 2 million search queries are recorded every minute all across the world.

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Image: Food preparation team sit down to eat at the Google office in Toronto, Canada.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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World of Facebook

Facebook sees 277,000 logins and 6 million views every minute all across the world.

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Image: Employees gather in their work environment for a discussion at the headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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Tweeting the tweets

Twitter sees more than 320 new accounts and 100,000 new tweets every minute all across the world.

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Image: Twitter employee Amber Costa works at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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Snapshot

Flickr records more than 20 million views of photos every minute all across the world.

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Image: A man has his picture taken in front of Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Photographs: Kimberly White/Reuters
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Music to the ears

Pandora, a free and personalised radio, plays more than 61,141 hours of music every minute all across the world.

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Image: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, left, and drummer Neil Peart, right, perform in front of a video image of singer/bassist Geddy Lee at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photographs: Ethan Miller/Reuters
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Retail rush

Amazon records more than $83,000 is sales every minute.

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Image: A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon's distribution centre in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photographs: Ralph D Freso/Reuters
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App world

More than 47,000 apps are downloaded every minute all across the world.

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Image: Samsung's Krystle Richcreek demonstrates a prototype Internet-enabled refrigerator with a 10.2 inch screen in Las Vegas, Nevada. The refrigerator, which connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, has a variety of apps, including a grocery inventory manager and a Twitter feed.
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters
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Linking the network

Linkedin sees more than 100 new accounts created every minute all across the world.

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Image: Founder of Linkedin Reid Garrett Hoffmanm, centre, applauds with CEO Jeffrey Weiner, right, from the bell balcony at the New York Stock Exchange.
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
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Web of mobile

Internet is accessed by more than 1,300 new mobile phone users every minute all across the world.

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Image: A woman uses her mobile phone to download books in a free mobile library in central Kiev, Ukraine.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
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Infectious net

More than 135 botnet infections are recorded every minute all across the world.

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Image: A view of the forensics lab at Microsoft's Cybercrime Centre, the headquarters of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, in Redmond, Washington.
Photographs: Jason Redmond/Reuters
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Losing identity

More than 20 new users become victim of identity theft every minute all across the world.

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Image: An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defence lab at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
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New articles

More than six new Wikipedia articles are published every minute all across the world.

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Image: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attends the international Wikimedia conference in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
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Double the devices

Today, the number of networked devices equal the global population. By 2015, the number of networked devices will be twice the global population.

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Image: A teacher explains to her students the basics of using their iPads at the Steve Jobs school in Sneek, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Exponential growth

In 2015, it would take five years to view all video crossing IP networks each second.


Image: Visitors walk past the record music publishing and video music market in Cannes, France.
Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
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