Here’s Why a Minute on the Internet Is More Like a Million Hours

Close your eyes. Stand still. Can you feel something swirling around you? It’s not the wind—it’s data. Not to alarm you, but data is everywhere. It’s picking up speed and taking up space. And Domo(Opens in a new window) has measured that data for its 2022 Data Never Sleeps report.

The report examines one minute on the internet. If you’re one of those people who feel overwhelmed by too much communication, shield your eyes from this next part: In just 60 seconds, 16 million texts and 231.4 million emails are sent.

On social media, 1.7 million pieces of content are shared on Facebook, 347,200 tweets are written, 66,000 photos fill Instagram feeds, and 2.43 million snaps appear and disappear on Snapchat, all within that one minute.

Daters are swiping left and right on Tinder 1.1 million times per minute. As for money, $473,600 is sent via Venmo. And in terms of “money,” $90.2 million in crypto is purchased. Somehow, amid all this other activity, 104,600 collective hours are spent on Zoom.

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If all these numbers are making you tired and hungry, you can join in with the 1 million hours of streaming and $76,400 in DoorDash that manage to also fit in that minute.

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