What happens in 60 seconds?


A recent poll asked folks at what age they started contributing to WordPress. That was asking for years. Think about what a year really is. 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes.

Yes, I hear the song from Rent in my head when I think about the minutes in a year. Anywho, think about what you accomplish in a year, a month, a week, a day or even an hour. How about a minute? Compared to the time we spend reading, working, eating and sleeping, a minute is a very short period of time. Globally, though, a minute is quite long.

An infographic released this month shows the numbers regarding what happens globally every 60 seconds. The graphic (shown after the jump) shows quite a few impressive things, including:

  • 70+ domains are registered
  • 168 million emails are sent
  • 98,000 tweets are tweeted
  • 13,000+ hours of music are heard on Pandora

Those numbers are astonishing. But, obviously, that isn’t why it’s getting reported on WPCandy. WordPress was included in the data:

According to the graphic, in 60 seconds, there are more than 50 WordPress downloads and more than 125 plugin downloads. That means WordPress is downloaded once every 1.2 seconds and a plugin is downloaded about every half second!

In 60 seconds Infographic Gallery

If you were asked to think about how many times WordPress and its plugins were downloaded in a single minute, what would you have guessed? Also, there are some other blogging related nuggets you can seek out in the infographic. What do you think about the information shown? Tell us.

2 thoughts on “What happens in 60 seconds?

  1. I’ll tell you want happens very 60 seconds: WPCandy makes a new post!

    Thanks for sharing that graphic. Somehow it makes the Internet feel smaller, easier to chew. 🙂

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