15 Jaw-Dropping Tech Facts

  • 100: The hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.

    If you attempted to watch all of the videos uploaded on one day, it would take you 6,000 days.

  • 140,000: The number of hard drives that crash every week in the U.S.

    There has to be a better solution...

  • The personal cloud will gradually replace the PC as the location where you keep your personal content.

    And there it is!

  • 55 to 64 years old: The fastest-growing age bracket on Twitter.

    But the 25-34 age group out tweets everyone else.

    Source: Global Web Index

  • $25 billion: The amount of revenue that apps generated in 2013.

    Impressive when you consider the average price of an app is 19 cents.

    Source: Gigaom

  • 2: The number of users who join Facebook every second.

    A little late to the party, aren’t you?

  • 70%: The amount of YouTube traffic that comes from outside the U.S.

    You can access YouTube from 61 countries in 61 languages.

    Source: YouTube

  • 2.5 billion gigabytes: The amount of data created every day.

    And that number doubles every month.

    Source: IBM

  • 82 billion: The number of apps that were downloaded worldwide in 2013.

    Facebook is the number one downloaded app in the U.S.

    Source: Mashable

  • 3 or less: The number of seconds 60% of mobile users expect it takes a website to load.

    Patience is no longer a virtue.

  • By 2018, more app revenue will come from tablets than smartphones.

    And by 2017, there will be more Internet-connected devices worldwide – 8.2 billion – than people.

    Source: IHS

  • 14 million: The number of jobs the cloud will generate by 2015.

    Hope there’s enough room in the cloud for all of those cubicles.

  • 1 in 4: The number of apps downloaded and abandoned after the initial use.

    Not surprising considering the average smartphone user downloads 25 apps.

    Source: Mashable

  • YouTube reaches more U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 than any cable network.

    Each month more than 6 billion hours of video are watched. That’s almost an hour for every person on Earth.

    Source: YouTube

  • 82%: The percentage of mobile media consumption within apps. 18% is from mobile browsers.

    Smartphones and tablets will increase mobile web traffic by 26 times during the next four years.

    Source: Cisco Systems

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Facts compiled by Laurie Bedord.

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