Visualizing Information Abundance: Every 60 Seconds on the Web

by on June 13, 2011 · 2 comments

My colleague Cord Blomquist brought to my attention this amazing info-graphic, which depicts the stunning volume of activity unfolding every 60 seconds online. [Click on the image to enlarge it.] It appears the graphic was created by, a web design firm, although I’ve not been able to find the original. [Update: The folks at Go-Globe got in touch with me and sent me the original link. Thanks Go-Globe!] Cord found it in this collection of “35 Cool Infographics for Web and Graphic Designers.”  I find this graphic especially interesting because it helps bolster the work I’ve been doing lately with Jerry Brito about the challenges faced by information control regimes. [See our recent essays on the topic: 1, 23, 4, 5.]  Most recently, I put together a list of “Some Metrics Regarding the Volume of Online Activity” but I’d been searching for a really excellent visualization to help tell this story and this is probably the best one I’ve ever seen. Absolutely amazing numbers.

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