One minute on the Internet: 640TB data transferred, 100k tweets, 204 million e-mails sent

By Rick
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. The well-known idiom "New York minute" is a phrase oft-used to express an extremely brief moment in time -- but an Internet minute? That's a whole other level of micro-time keeping. An infographic by Intel breaks down exactly what happens...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 293   +31

    That's pretty awesome. I wonder what the original founders of the Internet thought once they realized it would grow to this magnitude.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,852   +889

  4. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,036   +91

    Still not big enough for me. Low speed internet connections are slowing down the growth.
  5. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TechSpot Member Posts: 65   +7

    I have 56k, get off my back!
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    Really? Just how many credit card could you run up to max...., how much money could you piss away in an online casino...., how much porn could you download...., how many mindless tweets could you launch..., how many supposed "friends" could you make on Facebook...., and how many copyrights could you infringe upon...., if the slow connections weren't holding you back?

    That was the "royal you", of course. I expect a nice person like you doesn't do any of that sort of thing. Which of course breeds the question, "why exactly does the internet need to be faster"?

    Oh wait, I know! So Google can get targeted ads to you even faster than they do now...:oops: .
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    Since you see negativity in a positive comment, I will jump on your back. The comment was not for you as a buyer, the comment was for providers because they are sitting happy on a monthly income without a desire to upgrade.
    TS-56336 likes this.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    As you probably see in the news, the infrastructure of the country is crumbling, jobs are scarce, and "urban decay" abounds.

    So, if the telecoms are sitting on enough capital to make capital improvements and don't, then it's the customer's responsibility to boycott until the quality of service goes up, and the price comes.down. The people with the smart phones they simply can't live without, are fueling corporate greed. If you weren't so damned needy and addicted, it would be a buyer's market, not the seller's.

    An economy needs food production, natural resources, and manufacturing to be viable.Any economy certainly doesn't need all of its citizens watching HBO and yapping on their phones to the exclusion of everything else. And, as much as I hate to say it, b**ching about it at Techspot either.

    Verizon is massively expanding their infrastructure. Um "FIOS", does that ring a bell with any of you? :confused: It should, because you're their proxies who are supporting the endless, nagging, inescapable ad campaign they've been running for years now.

    I have 1 Mbs DSL, locked in for life @ $18.00. That's fast enough for me. And no, I don't want to "upgrade", so I can waste the rest of my life playing some stupid MMOLRPG.

    Wow, one minute of internet traffic contains 100,000 tweets, 99,999 of which are totally pointless, ego massaging blurts, from a pack of jackals deluding themselves into believing "what they're doing" matters. RIGHT, we need more of that, and we need it a whole lot faster.
    TheHawk and distantreality like this.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    I couldn't agree with you more, except for the fact that not everyone has 1Mbs DSL (including myself). Even though I am for the most part, happy enough with my connection. Not everyone is as fortunate, take the guy above with the 56k connection (which seemed to take offense to the slow Internet comment) for example.

    Tell me exactly how is it these companies don't have the power to kill off everything less than your connection rate? Especially if you are being supplied this rate for only $18.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    Verizon's Bell Telephone lineage makes it one of the few telecoms that is remotely still aware that they are a public utility, and God bless them for it.

    Verizon pretty much put AOL out of business, at least in this area. DSL from them started @ 768Kbs / $14.95 Mo. I grabbed it like a life preserver, after my "free trial" with AOL expired. So, from time to time they offered "locked in for life" pricing, and I grabbed it. I actually called them up to cancel the 15 buck 768 contract, and said, "please charge me more, but the same forever". I have to admit, "erotic art" downloads quite a bit faster, even though the connection is technically only < 300Kbs faster.

    Somebody took out a pole here, and I did without web and phone for almost 3 weeks. When I asked Comcast how much for internet, they said 40 bucks a month for thee months, then 70! I think I said something to the effect of "fire truck you", then waited, hoped, and prayed for Verizon to get back up and running.
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  11. 204M mails? There are about 2.000.000.000 internet users, so that would be 1 mail per 10 minutes per user, all the time. Might be a bit high. I certainly do not receive 144 e-mails per day.
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,972   +729

    Amazon rakes in around $83,000 in sales.
    Must be awful to be struggling like that.
  13. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,036   +91

    You write way too much. Being too serious is bad for your health.
    Also those who don't want to improve their lives (even if it just the internet they use) have no right to stop the ones who want to do it.
    For the record I have an 100mbps connection (for about 12$ per month) and when I test it I get from my place in Romania to the UK 30mbps. Some places have <1mbps and the USA has crap internet speeds in general. Internet speeds should improve every year, but for the last 3-4 years I have NOT seen any improvements. (with the exception one or 2 small countries)

    I work in website development and trust me when I say that I spend more time optimizing for crap internet than I do adding features, improving the design and working on bugs. I hate wasting time. Not to mention that mobile internet will be slow for next decade or so.
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,036   +91

    most of it is spam and many have more than 1 active email account. (I use 3 or 4)
  15. @FLWrd
    you forgot the automated mail replaying systems and other relative services
    the real users are maybe around 1/4 of this 204M
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,972   +729

    Whoa... You must be a busy person working in web development optimizing the internet for all and sundry, manipulating a lot of email accounts with data rushing at you at a 100mbps. On top of that you still find the time to diagnose other peoples health issues and offer sage advice. I can't blame you for not noticing improved internet speeds for the 3-4 years because if you had, Superman would be coming to you for lessons.
    mrcavooter likes this.
  17. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    Ah yes the internet, the dimension of which cannot be controlled. That is until the congress says we need to give up internet freedom to stay safe from nonexistent CIA terrorists.
  18. Still, for every mail sent, there is at least one recipient, often more. So every person should receive at least 144 mails per day on average. I think that I receive some 30 daily, including spam.
  19. Camikazi

    Camikazi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 335   +56

    I have a junk email account that gets about 300 emails a day (I use it on shady sites where I know they will sell my info). I also have 2 other accounts that receive no spam and only real emails and I am sure many people have the same type of setup so 144 per account is not realistic.
  20. @Camikazi:
    you catch me as (Puiu said)
    no body sends more then 20 mails in a regular work time (the mentioned services(spam) are excluded)
    how den, we can reach the real Numbers for the estimation?

    ps.1 I love google.translate
    ps2. I hope its readable
  21. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 802   +8

    I guess you've never heard of company wide emails? You know, where corporate sends out an email to every employee, or at least every member of management. Or what about a college professor emailing an assignment to his/or students? Or what about a college sending out an important email to all students? Or what about internet retail companies sending out deals to all those who subscribed to daily emails? I can continue, if you need me to.
  22. That usually is just one email with hundreds of recipients. It just doesn't add up under a naive interpretation of what "204 million emails" means.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    Not really, one originator, one topic, sent to 200 people equals 200 times the data transmitted over, one originator, one topic, sent to one recipient.

    Now why don't you tell me how "naive" that is?
  24. In, the scenario you're sketching, the professor sends one email, which gets distributed to hundreds of mail boxes, but only 1 is "transferred across the globe", as the article says. And 150M spams per minute means about 100 spam emails per person per day.

    If your assumption is right, then that number should be even higher, as most spam has more than one recipient.
  25. You guys really don't know what an average is.
    Not every account receives 144 emails per day. That would be an average. It does not mean that every single email account in the world gets 144 emails in a day, it means that if emails were distributed evenly, that would occur.


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