Tuesday, June 09, 2015

How Much Data is Created on the Internet Each Day? via @joshjames #BigData #HDSDA

Ever wonder just how much Big Data is created every day? Josh James, writing about Data Never Sleeps 2.0 in Domosphere, tells us via an infographic just exactly what was happening in a minute in 2014.

Just imagine - every minute Facebook users share 2,460,000 pieces of content, Twitter users tweet 277,000 times, Amazon makes $83,000 in on-line sales, and YouTube users upload 72 hours of new video. That's EVERY MINUTE! Where all this stuff is stored I'm not quite sure, but recent announcements of massive servers farms being planned for Dublin and Galway hint at increased demand for storage.

Image Source: Domosphere.
Every piece of data, no matter what it is, is leaving a digital trail behind. We can be profiled and tracked like never before. A real challenge for us all is how to manage our own digital trail whether we want it to be private or not.

Educators have some challenges and opportunities with Big Data. Today's graduates need to be skilled in managing data and over the next few blog posts I will discuss this and the skills we need to be teaching our students, and what the basic levels of competency are that everyone will need.

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