Trying to emphasize just how much activity is going on all over the internet at any given moment is definitely nothing new, but the website One Second on the Internet does the job in an attractive and easy-to-understand manner.
Each icon represents activities like how many Skype calls were made and Tweets that were tweeted every second. It’s a handy way of seeing just how much more people are doing other activities compared to some services — you can probably count how manny Reddit votes were cast but when it comes to emails sent every second… good luck.
The site also has a neat little reminder on how much the internet has grown over the years:
10 years ago Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, and Instagram didn’t exist.
20 years ago there were only 130 websites total, Google wasn’t even around yet, and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP.
30 years ago there was no internet.
You can check out the site yourself right here.