We all know that the internet is growing faster than anyone could possibly predict. More and more people are logging on and getting access to the internet through their laptops, smartphones, and other devices. These devices are also becoming cheaper, so the barrier to enter the online world is practically non-existent these days.
One of the most popular uses of the internet is, of course, social media. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter control the vast majority of social media markets. There’s plenty of data that backs this up, and if you’ve ever believed that data is beautiful then you should see the amazing figures for yourself.
Did you know, for example, that Facebook users are liking over 240 million posts an hour, the majority of which is generated by the users themselves? It’s the ideal business model. Users are creating and sharing content, and then liking and re-sharing content made by others. Services such as Facebook are essentially self-sustaining. There’s no need for Facebook to create content themselves.
So, what if you could watch all this information unfold in real time? What if you could see the number of posts being created and shared in real time? Or how about how many files are being uploaded to Dropbox? Or how many videos are being created on YouTube? You can see all of this information and more thanks to the hard work of Betipy.
Betipy put together an incredible infographic that is documenting the internet in real time. It tracks how these large scale companies are operating, providing you with a deep understanding of which areas of the internet are taking off right now.
You may be wondering what the point of something like this is. A lot of work went into creating it, so it has to be good for something right? Well, outside of just being fun to watch, the infographic can be used to decide where the best places to invest in digital marketing efforts are. One look at the infographic shows you that platforms like Snapchat and Instagram are growing rapidly when it comes to revenue and users. This is a sign that the time and money you spend on learning how to market products and services on these platforms would be well spent.
Take a look at the infographic or yourself and see the internet unfold in real time. Don’t forget to hover over a company or service to learn even more in-depth stats about it! If you’re going to spend a lot of time on the internet, you may as well see what other people are doing with it too.