One Minute of Social Media Love: How Much People Share Within 60 Seconds via Mobile

January 7, 2013 | Posted in Mobiles | By


The modern world is teeming with data—some may even call it data overload. There is so much information, communication, and entertainment available at our fingertips, and this phenomenon is continually expanding into every corner of the globe. It’s extremely interesting to note just how much people share within the space of a minute.

Status Updates

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No doubt that social media has broken every data share record in existence. In a mere 60 seconds, there are 510,000 posts to Facebook, 120,000 tweets on Twitter, and 2,083 check-ins with Foursquare. Around 293,000 people update their Facebook status each minute while another 136,000 photos are uploaded to the social media site’s Timeline.

All of this is made possible by super-fast connection speeds. As of 2011, over 77,244 Wi-Fi connections are made on the iPhone every minute, with 51,937 additional connections coming from Android. These figures are likely to be higher this year.


using mobile cell phone

Image via Flickr by Moomettes

With so many images to share, the penchant for uploading photos on the internet seeps into other aspects of social media. Flickr sees about 3,500 photos uploaded every 60 seconds. That’s enough photographs to form a stack of printed photos taller than today’s average NBA player. Instagram boasts 1,350 photos uploaded and Twitter sees about 1,475 third-party photos each minute, while websites like Yelp still lag behind at only two new photos per minute.

To put some of these figures in perspective, the amount of image uploads to Facebook in 15 minutes alone would equal the total number of photographs stored in the New York public photo archives! With the arrival of the latest smartphones, such as the new T-mobile Windows phone that runs on Windows 8 and the Samsung Note 2 that runs on Android ICS, with their advanced features for image editing and sharing online, going digital is the preferred norm for images now.

Reviews, Ad Requests, and Music

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Online reviews boast less impressive figures, but Yelp still sees 20 new reviews posted every minute. That number is likely to be much higher on product purchasing websites like Amazon. Ad requests fare better, with 4,111 advertisements being clicked on Mobclix’s network. This translates to an astounding 400,710 ad requests every 60 seconds, with 140,248 of them being rich media requests. Instant music is one major perk of having a smartphone, and it’s been estimated that 2,000 lyrics are played every minute on Tunewiki. Additionally, a total of three hours’ worth of video is uploaded to Youtube from mobile devices per minute.

Downloads and More

Image via Flickr by Edmond Chung

Apps have become must-haves for today’s smartphone user, so it’s no surprise that as many as 23,148 apps are downloaded every minute from the app store. To put the download and mobile gameplay in perspective, 208,333 minutes of Angry Birds are played globally for every real-time minute.

Every 60 seconds there are 1,500 pings sent on PingMe, 34,597 people using Zinio, and 463 European mobile banking interactions.

As smartphone use, connection speed, and newer mobile services improve at lightning speed, we can expect to see a dramatic increase in mobile banking and payment options, downloads, image sharing, and social media use. With so much content and information out there, this world becomes much smaller and more connected, one minute at a time.



Author Bio

Shaun Chatman is a freelance writer by night and a gym trainer in the day. He lives in Dunedin, FL. Shaun spends his free time playing with his kids or his gadgets.

Do not forget to leave us a message and let us know how many times per minute do you really use social media?


Google Activates 7 Lac Android Devices Every Day

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Technology | By

Recently Google has Tweeted that they are now activating around 700k Android devices every day, this includes cell phones, tablets and other gadgets powered by Android OS. Google also stated a similar statement in Google+. These numbers includes only unique devices and a device once activated is not counted again, thus these stats are real numbers.


The number of activations in May this year were around 4,00,000 which increased to 5,00,000 in June. According to Google, they have activated 200 million Android devices last month.


Nokia 700 Preview and Features : First Look

September 17, 2011 | Posted in Mobiles | By

Nokia always has something good in store for its lovers. It believes in giving surprises to its users. Here again it comes with its ultimate new phone to amaze the users – NOKIA 700. One can term this smartphone as ‘SMALL PACKAGE WITH BIGGER QUALITIES’. Its a cute little smartphone. Only the size is small but when we probe into its features, we see that it offers many things to its users. With a 1GHz processor and Symbian Belle, it’s got both its media and communication bases covered.

Its small size makes it so appealing. Then there is a 3.2” ClearBlack AMOLED touchscreen. Besides this NFC pairing enhances its features in the connectivity department featuring quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G support.

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  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar
  • Dimensions: 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm, 50 cc; 96 g
  • Display: 3.2-inch 16M-color nHD (360 x 640 pixels; ~229 ppi pixel density) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Nokia ClearBlack technology
  • Memory: 2 GB storage memory, hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • OS: Symbian Belle OS
  • CPU: 1GHz processor
  • Camera: 5 megapixel fixed focus camera with [email protected] video recording, geotagging
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, stereo Bluetooth v3.0, microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS receiver with A-GPS, NFC
  • Misc: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Flash lite 4.0
  • Battery: 1080 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Nokia 700

The Nokia 700 is a hot mini. Sub-centimeter slim, it keeps its weight under 100 g. At just 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm and 96g, this compact smart phone is simple and to the point, pure class. This handset is an Eco-friendly handset as its internals are made of recycled materials and bio-based paints are used for the finish. This set will be available in silver white color combo and also in Cool Grey, Coral Red, Peacock Blue and Purple.

This handset is really a looker that has many things to offer to its users. Why to wait? Just go, grab it and flaunt it.


Apple iPhone Alternatives to Consider

September 15, 2011 | Posted in Mobiles | By

The Apple iPhone is the king of the smart phone market. The graphics and multimedia are top notch. The colors pop off the screen. Carry an iPhone and you will be hip, cool, and ready to tackle any smart-phone related task with panache. Still, you will be surprised to find there are many quality smart phones available with superior qualities to the iPhone. So when you are not going to buy an iPhone or do not want to consider it for your budget then you can think of these phones. The phones might differ in price a little bit but you can have almost the same capability as the iPhone and sometimes even better.  Here are Apple iPhone alternatives to consider.

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The Android family of phones, which includes products from Motorola and Samsung, provide superior camera quality. The iPhone 4 features a 5.8 megapixel camera. Take a picture with the iPhone and because of the small screen and the quality display of the iPhone it will look amazing. But many of the Droid cameras, including the Droid X2, the Charge, and the HTC Thunderbolt, offer 8 megapixels. That means when you are going to use the picture in your PC wallpaper or even going to put in as your profile picture this will look even better than the iPhone’s one. And what about printing quality?

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The iPhone has trouble with dropped calls. Consumer Reports recently reviewed cell phones and the iPhone scored poorly, largely due to problems with making phone calls.  Only one iPhone scored well enough to make the cut, while a dozen or so phones from other manufacturers scored higher.  Nearly any other smart phone will provide better pure phone service than the iPhone.

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There’s nothing worse than your battery running out right when you need your phone.  Among the best?  Kent German at cnet reports that the Droid X2 and the HTC Status provided 8 hours worth of battery life.  Other phones performing almost as well included the Casio g’zOne  Commando, the LG Thrive, the Samsung Infuse 4G, and the Motorola Xprt.

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The iPhone touchpad does not provide the most graceful typing experience.  For those who use their smart phones to text or type frequently, a keyboard is a must have.  Smart phones with that capability include the Droid 2 and Droid 3, the Samsung Epic 4G, the T-Mobile My Touch phones, and the Blackberry Torch.

Over the years, there have been one or two smart phones that came close to iPhone; but to be honest, nothing really wins over the best gadget of all time. Nevertheless, if you are the type that doesn’t want to be part of the trending craze, you can sure find cheap, quality smart phones online. Before buying anything online, be sure to dig details on your seller to avoid online scams and fraud. You can do this with the use of the best background check service.


New WP7 Smartphones by AT&T

September 14, 2011 | Posted in Mobiles | By

For all the tech lovers out there, there is a good news in store for you. There has just been a new lineup of WP7 Smartphones by AT&T and further it also plans to pamper you with Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. They both are engraved with Super AMOLED tech in deep blacks and are Mango – running devices.

Here we throw light on each of them. Lets first focus on SAMSUNG FOCUS S. This one is more flattering as it has a superslim 8.65mm body with its 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus. There is also a 8 megapixel main camera and  a 1.3 megapixel front-facing snapper.

The CPU under the Samsung Focus S bonnet ticks at 1.4GHz (no dual-core apparently), while its built-in radios allow for 4G speeds (though we suspect HSPA+ is what they meant).

Lets now divert our attention to the another offering – SAMSUNG FOCUS FLASH and see what it has in store for its users. It has got  3.7″ Super AMOLED of the non-plus variety and a 5 megapixel camera. Then there is a 1.4 GHz CPU inside.

AT&T hasn’t yet provided the images of the newly announced devices, so we are unable to upload the images.

The third new offering by the AT&T Windows Phone 7 lineup is the HTC Titan, which was announced at the start of the month. The 4.7″-screened smartphone will be packing a 1.5 GHz CPU, but as compared to other Samsung Smartphones in terms of screen technology, this one will not be much influencing.

The final bit of good news brought  by the press release is the upcoming Mango update for all of the current WP7 smartphones that AT&T offers. Carriers are known for being responsible for the delay of updates, but AT&T promises that won’t be the case with HTC HD7S, HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus.


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