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Crazy Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Web

Crazy Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Web | 40Tech

Did you know that, every 60 seconds on the internet, there are over 695,000 Facebook updates, 168 million emails (which, frankly, shakes the whole “email is dead” theory), 219,000 PayPal payments, over 12,000 new Craigslist ads, and about 2 million people watching porn? That’s every single minute, according to the pretty infographics put together by Go-Globe.com. There are also 925 iPhone 4S sales, 11 million IM conversations, 232 computers that got infected with malware, and some 38 tons of e-waste generated.

These are only a few of the highlights of the 40 items listed across the two infographics. Many of the entries are eye-widening, especially when the timeframe is considered, but — maybe because I practically live online — not surprising when considered in the grand scheme of things. In fact, I thought some were a little low. Only 694,445 search queries per minute on Google? Only 416 website hacking attempts? Only 13,000 (plus) iPhone apps downloaded? I wouldn’t have been surprised if there were more.

Check out the infographics below — what stats stand out to you?

Incredible Things That Happen On The Internet Every 60 Seconds Part 1 | Go-Globe.comIncredible Things That Happen On The Internet Every 60 Seconds Part 1 | Go-Globe.com

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4 Responses to Crazy Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Web

  1. “and about 2 million people watching porn? ”

    This seems way low. With 6 billion people in the world, that means that one 1 in 3 thousand would be watching porn. Granted, with different times zones and such, some people are sleeping (and many of the 6 billion don’t have internet access), but I still think this is off by a factor of 5-10.

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