The rise of sensors, surveillance cameras, and other automated devices can be seen in a new analysis of Internet traffic.
As one of the leading manufacturers of the equipment that routes data around the Internet, Cisco Systems is in good position to know just how many 0s and 1s go zipping around all day, every day. Today it released an annual analysis of how much Internet usage is growing on mobile devices, and the report produced some staggering numbers.
For example, Cisco estimates that the amount of data that was ferried to and from mobile devices last year was eight times greater than the data on all of the Internet in 2000. Global mobile data traffic is expected to see an 18-fold increase between 2011 and 2016. Not surprisingly, video is a big reason: Cisco expects there to be 7.6 exabytes of data flowing to mobile devices every month in 2016, about 70 percent of the total of 10.8 exabytes of data per month. (An exabyte is more than 1 billion gigabytes and equivalent to 250 million DVDs, if that helps you wrap your mind around it.)
A quote from that site I refuse to link to:
Visitors using personal computers spent an average of about three minutes a month on Google+ between last September and January, versus six to seven hours on Facebook each month over the same period, according to comScore, which didn’t have data on mobile usage.
3 minutes versus seven hours. I mean, 3 minutes!
The sad thing is: I bet when mobile usage is counted, the gap is actually worse.
We keep hearing over and over how Google+ is on the up-and-up — from Google. 10 million sign-ups here. A billion more there. So many fucking sign-ups.
The reality of the situation sure seems to be the opposite. The only people I know that use Google+ regularly are people who work at Google (and Robert Scoble).
It’s just not working. For fundamental reasons. Millions more in TV ad spend won’t fix that.
Google+ isn’t fundamentally different or better than Facebook, and everyone you know is already on Facebook. Shitting up my search results with G+ links isn’t going to change the fact that I only need one social network.
Saturn Radio Waves
In this audio clip, Saturn’s radio waves sound like music playing in a haunted house.
Sound clip from NASA
Reminded me of the the bloop.
This Water Tastes Bit Different
Suspicious Quotation Marks
I notice this shit all the time.