An up-to-the-minute peek at data


A lot can happen in a minute.

Domo’s Data Never Sleeps 7.0 infographic, the seventh-annual peek into the “volume, velocity and variety of data generated and distributed over the internet,” proved once again that data creation won’t slow down any time soon.

In 2018, for example, per minute:

  • More than 1 million Facebook users logged in.
  • More than 4.5 million videos were watched on YouTube (up from 4,333,560 in 2017).
  • Some 55,140 photos were shared on Instagram (up from 49,380 in 2017).
  • Twitter saw 511,200 tweets sent (up from 473,000 in 2017).
  • The hashtag #love appeared an average of 23,211 times.
  • Netflix users streamed 97,222 hours of content (up from 694,444 in 2017).

Across the globe, 4,416,720 gigabytes of internet data are now being used every minute (and by 2020, according to Domo, there will be “40x more bytes of data than there are stars in the observable universe”). Also, Grubhub now receives 8,683 meal orders every 60 seconds, Uber drivers are hailed for 9,772 rides; Lyft drivers, for more than 1,157.

“Year over year, the variety and velocity of data generated from new applications and internet-based services provide an interesting view in how technology continues to change the ways in which we communicate, collaborate and build community,” says Josh James, Domo founder and CEO. “While the popularity of underlying applications may change over time, the desire for technology to improve our lives remains constant.” Domo’s platform connects data, systems and people to create a “living, breathing network of data.”


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