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

By Rick ยท 32 replies
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. Sorry, but I know perfectly well what an average is. And median, mode, standard deviation, skew, kurtosis, and what a t-test is, what a mancova is and how to interpret beta weights. So, when I receive 30 emails per day, and people in my environment do not seem quite close to that mark, that makes me suspicious. My whole point was that the number is probably inflated.
    Now, about averages: open your mailbox and compute how many emails you got in the last, say, week? That number should be around 1000. Doesn't that sound too high?
  2. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    There's a difference between them getting an average, and you just picking out a random number. Over this past 7 days, I've received 236 emails (replies from threads I'm subscribed to, youtube replies/channel comments/video comments, personal emails, deal emails from online retailers, job sites giving me matches, spam, updates on items I've ordered and I think that's about it) in just one of my 3 accounts (I was going to find an average between them, but I had already emptied the trash in one of those 3 accounts so it wouldn't really be accurate).
  3. Still makes me wonder how you can get from those numbers to 204M emails per minute. You got 33 emails per day in that account, and it might well be your most active account. Sounds reasonable. I get 30-ish across 3 accounts. Many people don't have that kind of activity. And for every data point under the average, there must be some compensation. I still think the number is too high.
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    After thinking about it more, and about your original comment that it's one email received by multiple people, wouldn't it still be multiple emails that were sent? The content is the same, yes, but from your computer, when you pressed "send" the email was copied and then sent out to the number of people you specified. So while you may have written only one email, you sent out dozens of copies. Thus, you did not send 1 email, you sent out 12 copies of the same thing.

    I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to word this, and I'm still not sure I did it right. One of those things where it makes sense in your head but once you try to explain it, you can't quite figure out how, lol.

    In a nutshell, the content is the same, but multiple copies were sent out. They branched off from your connection. Make sense?
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,092

    You strike me like someone who never worked one day in your life or all you did was to write emails for your boss.
    You sarcastic tone shows me how immature you are on an issue that affects everyone. I know what I said seems like 1st world problems (although I live in a 3rd world country), but if you actually did anything else besides reading emails and playing WOW then you would know why I said that internet connection matters A LOT when you want to improve productivity at work.
    Uploading 100MB can stop your work for a long time if you don't have a good internet connection. And if you have to upload a lot more than that then you loose hours of work time waiting to upload and waiting for the other person to download and give you a response on what is ok and what needs to be changed. When I have to work on an 3G connection I loose hours just waiting. Do you find that ok?
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  6. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 131   +11

    Large image is 404 now. :(
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Seeing not many people like your posts, I'll give you a 'like to' bring up your quota. Now tell me I'm nothing if not generous;)
    Puiu likes this.
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,092

    Thanks Skid. I forgot that that there is a like button on this forum. I'm not a big fan of facebook and this "like button" trend ^_^ , but I do press it from time to time when I find something good.

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