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Internet in 60 seconds

168 million emails, 700,000 Google searches...

We all know that the internet is a busy place, but computer wizards have worked out that it's actually a lot busier than we ever thought. So busy, in fact, that it will make your head spin. In just 60 seconds Google will deal with nearly 700,000 queries, 168,000,000 emails will be sent and 98,000 tweets tweeted on Twitter.

And that's just for starters. The infographic below, produced by Go-Globe.com, gives a mind-blowing snapshot of 60 seconds in the life of the internet. Just where do we find the time to do it all? The success of Apple's smartphones is reflected in the fact that in just one minute, 13,000 iPhone apps are downloaded.

And savvy communicators have cottoned on to the wonders of Skype, which grants free voice calls to fellow users over the internet - with more than 370,000 minutes of calls being made every 60 seconds.
There were 2,095,006,005 global internet users as of March 31, according to the Internet World stats website.

In Britain alone last year, 30.1 million adults (60 percent) accessed the internet every day or almost every day. This figure is nearly double the estimate in 2006 of 16.5million. The number of adults in the UK who had never accessed the web in 2010 decreased to 9.2 million, from 10.2 million in 2009.

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168,000,000+ emails are pinged. 695,000 status updates, 79,364 wall posts and 510,040 comments are published on Mark Zuckerberg's social networking site Facebook.

Search engine Google deals with 694,445 queries. 370,000+ minutes of voice calls are made by Skype users. 320 new accounts and 98,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter. 20,000 new posts go up on micro-blogging platform Tumblr. 13,000+ hours of music streaming is streamed by Internet radio provider Pandora.

13,000 iPhone apps are downloaded. 6,600+ pictures are uploaded to photo-sharing site Flickr. Web browser FireFox is downloaded more than 1,700 times. 1,600+ reads are made on social publishing site Scribd. 1,200+ new ads are created on Craigslist. 600 videos are uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube. WordPress Plugins are downloaded more than 125 times. 100 accounts are created on networking site LinkedIn. 70 new domain names are registered. Blogging service WordPress is downloaded more than 50 times.

YahooAnswers.com answers 40 questions. Meanwhile, 100+ questions are asked on Answers.com. One new definition goes into the UrbanDictionary.com.

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