Every minute of 2016, people around the world are online using apps, sending messages and emailing, and the numbers are incredible.
You thought you got too many emails? You’re not alone. 150 million emails are sent every minute on average across the Internet, according to data from consulting and technology solutions company, Excelacom.
If that’s not proof the Internet is huge, for comparison, the U.S. Postal Service processes just 353,000 pieces of mail each minute, that’s about 0.2 percent the number of emails sent.
But beyond just email, a lot is happening on the Internet in not a lot of time. In the span of just one minute, on average:
1,389 Uber rides are booked.
347,222 tweets are tweeted.
527,760 images are snapped on Snapchat.
972,222 potential suitors are swiped on Tinder.
And many of those numbers have grown significantly over the past year. Uber saw 695 more rides booked per minute in 2016 over 2015 — a 100 percent year-over-year increase, and Amazon AMZN, +1.55 percent sales rose 70 percent per minute, by $83,836, to $203,596.
Tinder is also growing like crazy. In just one minute, more potential suitors are swiped on Tinder than the number of people logging into Facebook FB, -0.54 percent And here’s one you might not guess, more videos are viewed in one minute than Google GOOG, +0.47 percent search queries made.