How the world communicates

17 May

Over on the Idibon blog, some info about all the ways the world communicates:

http://idibon.com/idibon-at-strata/

Three factoids from the post:

  • Every three months the amount of text messages sent equals all books ever published
  • If Facebook’s “Like” was a 1-word language, it’d be in the top 5% of the most widely spoken languages in the world
  • If we had recorded every word that every human had ever spoken in text, it would take up less than 1% of the world’s current digital storage capacity (about 50 exabytes, assuming 110B people have averaged 16,000 words a day for 20 years each…uh, of course these are bold assumptions!)
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