Global Data Consumption? 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes

The world’s computers crunch through 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data every year.

That’s 9.57 zettabytes. One zettabyte is 10 to the 21st power, or a million million gigabytes.

And if you still can’t get your head around that kind of number (I know I can’t), let’s convert it into average-sized books.

In book form, our …

If You Use Twitter, You’re Probably One of These Dots

If you have a Twitter account, there’s a very good chance that you are one of the millions of tiny dots on this chart.

That’s because Rob Weir has been watching Twitter’s publicly available data since 2009, patiently aggregating it so he had a huge dataset to work with.

Then he began making graphs, plotting individual Twitter …

SXSW Interactive: What Comes After the Information Age?

Many panels at this year’s South By Southwest Interactive have revolved around the introduction of something new – new technologies, applications, visions or theories. But one of the most intriguing panels I’ve attended thus far was also one of the least declarative. It was held Saturday afternoon, was dubbed “Time Traveling: …

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. Next