Every 60 seconds...millions of mind-boggling online activities take place
Thanks to Barry Ritholz for this graphic depicting the tidal wave of online activity that happens every 60 seconds. It's mind boggling. In a single minute there are over 695,000 status updates on Facebook ... 417 million per hour ... over 1 billion per day. With the US population at about 312 million, this means there are more than 688 million Facebook updates per 24 hours than there are US citizens. That's a lot of chatter!
The other infographic shows the number of electronic "transactions" per second. Hold onto your anti-virus software Batman (I recommend ClamWin, free open-source) — over 232 computers get infected by malware.