June 8, 2014

How We Interact With The Internet


Last week VentureBeat released an impressive animated graphic showing the way the world interacts with the Internet over a short period of time (200 seconds). By now, most people understand the impact that the Internet has had on our world and how many different ways there are to interact with within it. However, the visual representation of this graphic is truly impressive. I’ve read the data on how many people are on Facebook or any of these other social media platforms but to watch it grow so quickly in just 200 seconds was incredible. After all, you know what they say, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” I wonder how many words an automated graphic is worth…

Click the animation to open the full version (via PennyStocksLab).

As I watched I did have a few questions.. I am curious to know what segment of time was this observed during and how different this would have turned out if it was tested at different time periods. For example, if this was done at say 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States then more than half of the world was either asleep or working and weren’t necessarily interacting within the Internet world. How would it compare to 5pm Central European Time (CTE) or 5pm in China. Maybe it would be good to test this at different times and merge the data together.

To read what VentureBeat has to say about their graphic, click here.

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