A look at internet traffic in this particularly difficult year 2020: data exchanged every minute

Most of us are very regular users of at least one of the apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Netflix, and all of these services generate an incredible amount of data.

Most of us are very regular users of at least one of the apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Netflix, and all these services generate an incredible amount of data

In fact, for a few years now, the worldwide popularity of the Internet has not stopped increasing over the years. In April 2020, the web already brings together nearly 59% of the world population, which represents a total of 4.57 billion Internet users (an increase of 6% compared to January 2019). The Domo site looked at users’ consumption methods through an infographic called Data Never Sleeps (“data never sleeps”).

Do you have any idea of ​​the amount of data generated every minute on the web in 2020?

Indeed the infographic method entitled Data Never Sleeps reveals a sacred amount of data from most social networks. We learn that Facebook users post nearly 147,000 photos and exchange 150,000 messages every 60 seconds. On the Instagram side, they publish 347,222 Stories. Regarding wathsapp have noted exchanges of a total of 41,666,667 messages which represents a huge traffic overall.

In addition, with the Covid-19 pandemic, many employees had to work from home to telecommute and used software to attend virtual meetings. Thus, Zoom and Teams bring together no less than 260,000 users.

During the lockdown, citizens spent their time watching content of all kinds with video on demand services. For example, Netflix addicts watch 404,444 hours of series and movies.

For its part, the TikTok application, which is in the sights of the CNIL, is downloaded 2,704 times every minute.

Finally, we will note this other key figure: 1,000,000. That is the amount spent (in dollars) by online consumers.

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