World Information for One Year: Infographic Displays Data

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Here at OSM we do enjoy a good infographic with recent examples being a showdown between the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. the Motorola Droid Bionic and another about social networking use across the globe. Today we have another infographic for you, this time detailing the amount of world information in one year.

When such huge numbers are involved it can be difficult to take in just how big those numbers are and so displaying the data in an infographic helps make the figures more meaningful. The statistics involved are truly staggering and will make you think again about just how much information is floating about out there and how much of it is actually necessary. You can see the infographic below this story.

It was brought to our attention by Josh Catone over on Mashable and contains such information as world data for one year totaling 1.8 zettabytes, which is an impossible number to digest. However when told the storage for such an amount would use 57.5 billion 32GB iPads it starts to put things into perspective. 1.8 zettabytes is also equivalent to every person in the U.S. tweeting 3 tweets per minute, that’s 4,320 per day for each person, over a stretch of 26,976 years.

It really is fascinating stuff so take a look at the infographic and see other amazing statistics. What are your thoughts on the amount of world information for just one year? Let us know with your comments.