Every year, the folks at Domo create a graphic that showcases how much is created and consumed across the internet in any given minute. You can view the 2023 data on their site here, or scroll down to view it:
The numbers are always staggering to see. In just one minute, people send 241M emails, watch 43 years of streaming content, and stream nearly 70K Taylor Swift songs.
I thought it would be interesting to compare this chart to the first one that they made back in 2013. It’s interesting to see how the numbers have changed, but it’s also interesting that so many of the ones from the 2013 list don’t even show up in 2023.
Some things I noticed:
- YouTube users uploaded 48 hours of new video per minute in 2013. This isn’t on the Domo 2023 list, but it’s estimated that we now see around 500 hours of new video every minute.
- Apple app downloads were at 47,000 per minute in 2013. That metric isn’t on their new dashboard, but seems to be just over 400,000 per minute in 20213.
- Emails sent went from 204M to 241M. Not a huge jump, but still climbing.
- Google searches went from 2M to 6.3M.
- In 2013 they shared that there were 347 new WordPress posts per minute, but that data isn’t in their 2023 list. However, that has grown to a bit over 1,600 posts every minute in 2023.
- Users submit 6,944 prompts to ChatGPT every minute. I suspect this will grow rapidly (and spread across many more systems) in the coming years.
These numbers are always amazing to me. Looking at YouTube as an example, you’d have to have 30,000 computers running at the same time just to see the new content being added, and that doesn’t count the billions of hours of content already on there.
Check out their full infographic here, and let me know which statistic stands out most to you.