How much DATA do we create every day? How much is duplicated and repurposed?

Data being created everyday, million of bits are being transferred and created everyday. Most of the data created is individual, that is, it is somewhere created by an individual uniquely and it does not resembles any other data being over mapped and copied like itself. Another type of data that come into play is, the data which being duplicated and copied again and again in offices, workstations, plagiarism and others.

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The data which is being Duplicated is pretty unneeded to count but however, it does also needs physical space directly or indirectly to be stored on servers, hdd’s, ssd’s, memory cards, data chips, rom’s and on every possible place to store. This add’s to the daily data production all over the world, as the population, digitalism and technology is rising everybody puts in his own kind of data entropy growth to the world.

Some data is collected here. According to Domo’s Data Never Sleeps 5.0 report, these are numbers generated every minute of the day:


With so much information at our fingertips, we’re adding to the data stockpile every time we turn to our search engines for answers.

Social Media

  • Snapchat users share 527,760 photos
  • More than 120 professionals join LinkedIn
  • Users watch 4,146,600 YouTube videos
  • 456,000 tweets are sent on Twitter
  • Instagram users post 46,740 photos

With 2 billion active users Facebook is still the largest social media platform. Let that sink in a moment—more than a quarter of the world’s 7 billion humans are active on Facebook! Here are some more intriguing Facebook statistics:

  • 1.5 billion people are active on Facebook daily
  • Europe has more than 307 million people on Facebook
  • There are five new Facebook profiles created every second!
  • More than 300 million photos get uploaded per day
  • Every minute there are 510,000 comments posted and 293,000 statuses updated

Even though Facebook is the largest social network, Instagram (also owned by Facebook) has shown impressive growth. Here’s how this photo-sharing platform is adding to our data deluge:


We leave a data trail when we use our favorite communication methods today from sending texts to emails. Here are some incredible stats for the volume of communication we send out every minute:

  • We send 16 million text messages
  • There are 990,000 Tinder swipes
  • 156 million emails are sent; worldwide it is expected that there will be 2.9 billion email users by 2019
  • 15,000 GIFs are sent via Facebook messenger
  • Every minute there are 103,447,520 spam emailssent
  • There are 154,200 calls on Skype
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Digital Photos

Now that our smartphones are exemplary cameras as well, everyone is a photog and the trillions of photos stored is the proof. Since there are no signs of this slowing down, expect these digital photo numbers to continue to grow:

  • People will take 1.2 trillion photos by the end of 2017
  • There will be 4.7 trillion photos stored


There are some really interesting statistics coming out of businesses and service providers in our new platform-driven economy. Here are just a few numbers that are generated every minute that are as follows:

  • The Weather Channel receives 18,055,556 forecast requests
  • Venmo processes $51,892 peer-to-peer transactions
  • Spotify adds 13 new songs
  • Uber riders take 45,788 trips!
  • There are 600 new page edits to Wikipedia
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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, connected “smart” devices that interact with each other and us while collecting all kinds of data, is exploding (from 2 billion devices in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020) and is one of the primary drivers for our data vaults exploding as well.

Let’s take a look at just some of the stats and predictions for just one type of device, voice search:

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