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What Happens in an Internet Minute?

Published On: May 16th, 2016·By ·

Do you know what happens in one internet minute?

Ever wondered what happens during an internet minute? Thanks to an inforgraphic I found on Twitter, you're about to find out. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

Did you know that every 60 seconds, 2.4 million Google searches are queried? At least that's the case according to an infographic posted on Dr. Justin Tarte‘s Twitter profile. The infographic, originally from Excelacom, lists a collection of astounding stats about what goes on in one minute on the internet. All of these stats are pretty surprising. For example, in one minute, Spotify plays 38,052 hours of music and over 120 LinkedIn accounts are created. You can see all of the stats on the infographic below.

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According to this infographic, people now heavily rely on the internet for shopping, connecting with people, listening to music, watching television, and even for taxi services. Can you imagine what we'll start using the internet for next?

If your school still hasn't jumped on the edtech trend in education, then just show your school and district leaders this infographic. Technology and the internet is essential to the modern way of life. If students are going to succeed, they need to know how to work the net. Maybe this might just convince your administrators! You could also show this to your students so you can blow their mind about how heavily we rely on the internet.

Which of these numbers surprised you the most? What do you think we'll use the internet for next? What are some drawback and benefits to having the internet play such a large role in our daily lives?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.

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