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It’s not a joke: This is what happens in an internet minute

According to, time spent online correlates positively with the number of years using the internet. Middle East nationals new to the internet (1 year) spend about eight hours a week online.

This jumps to 14 hours per week for those who have spent two years using the internet and again rises to about 21 hours per week among those who have been online between three to seven years.

Those with 10 or more years of internet experience spend about 29 hours per week online.

If we round it to 30 hours per week x 52 weeks per year = 1,560 hours a year.

One minute is just a tiny fragment of your day. But on the internet, it’s a lot more.

Have you ever wondered what happens in a minute time on the web?

Here’s an infographic from Visual Capitalist, showing the activity taking place on various platforms such as Facebook or Google in each 60-second span.

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Just a minute, please

As of 2017, daily social media usage of global internet users amounted to 135 minutes per day, up from 126 daily minutes in the previous year, according to Statista.

Here are just a few key numbers scaled to a monthly basis, for fun:

– 42,033,600,000 Facebook logins
– 159,840,000,000 Google searches
– 1,641,600,000,000 WhatsApp messages sent
– 8,078,400,000,000 emails sent

On an annualized basis, the data becomes even more ridiculous, with something close to 100 trillion emails sent.

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Previous Internet minutes

Are you curious to see this year’s numbers compared to the ones released in 2017?

How much has changed and What stayed the same?

Here they are (2017 vs. 2018):

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The biggest and most noticeable jump comes in Netflix hours watched; the numbers jumped from 77,000 hrs to 222,000 hrs!

In December Netflix announced that users were watching approximately 140 million hours per day.

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