Data never sleeps. Every minute massive amounts of it are being generated from every phone, website and application across the Internet. Just how much data is being created and where does it come from?
There’s no doubt that the increase in the Internet population has played a part in data’s tremendous growth. However, there’s something bigger at play. New technologies continue to emerge that allow people to create and share information in ways never before possible. These additional forms of sharing are delivering a sense of connectedness, adding new value to people’s lives.
With all our data creation—clicks, likes, tweets, photos, blog posts, online transactions—our digital data tells a compelling story about who we are and what we do. For people and business alike, the key to making these digital actions worthwhile is to ensure they and the data they create continue to improve our lives.
I don’t anticipate the growth of data slowing down in my lifetime. There’s too much goodness to be mined from it all.
Recently, we decided to revisit the topic and found, not surprisingly, that the pace of data creation continued to accelerate. Our first infographic, for example, showed that Facebook users shared 684,478 pieces of content. Fast forward a couple of years and that number has exploded to 2,460,000 pieces. Insane.
For that you should check out this Domo infographic.
This was the infographic of two years ago:
Data, are tokens that can be interpreted as some kind of value, usually either as a quantitative measurement of, or a qualitative fact about some thing. Data are manipulated either as values or variables by encoding them into information. Data which are derived through reason or which are employed in the course of behaving, are collectively called knowledge. In computing and data processing, data are often represented in a structure that is tabular (made up of rows and columns), a tree (a set of nodes with parent-child relationship), or a graph (a set of connected nodes). Data are typically the results of measurements, and can be visualised as graphs or images.
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