Archive | December 16, 2009

Average person consumes 34GB of data daily

Data comes in different forms – text, photos, and videos coming from TV, print, radio and online. And with the popularity of the web, people from around the world are hungry for information – be it politics, sports, business, entertainment and health, people need information. So just how much data do we consumed every day?

According to a report entitled “How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers,” released by the University of California, San Diego, U.S. households consumed approximately 3.6 zettabytes of information in 2008. One zettabyte is 1,000,000,000 trillion bytes, and total bytes consumed last year were the equivalent of the information in thick paperback novels stacked seven feet high over the entire United States, including Alaska.
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