The Internet is so mind-bogglingly huge that it’s tough to grasp exactly how gigantic it is. The site Every Second on the Internet breaks it down, counting out the Tweets, Facebook statuses, and emails, then graphing how many of each are sent every single second. Here are just a few that we could fit on a single page, but head over to the main site to see them all.

Every second on the internet…

  • 2,488,887 emails are sent to people already drowning in their inbox
  • 34,875 GB of internet traffic passes through the network
  • 22 WordPress posts are published
  • 1,160 Tumblr posts are made
  • 3 million Google searches are performed (
  • 122,373 YouTube videos are viewed
  • 2,121 Skype calls happen
  • 1,286 hours of Netflix content is streamed
  • Amazon gets an average of $3,400 in transactions
  • eBay gets an average of $680 in transactions
  • 6 New Facebook profiles are created (there are 3.2 billion internet users and Facebook currently has 1.65 billion active users — that’s half the internet population. Crazy!)
  • 469,445 Facebook Likes
  • 7,203 Tweets are posted to Twitter (did you know that 44 percent of registered Twitter users have never sent a Tweet?)
  • 162 Pins make their way onto Pinterest
  • 4,745 Snapchat snaps are shared
  • 69,444 Snapchat videos are viewed
  • 305 Reddit votes are cast
  • 721 photos are uploaded to Instagram
  • 28,935 photo likes happen on Instagram
  • 486,111 WhatsApp messages are sent
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