David Kirkpatrick

December 14, 2009

Thirty four gigabytes of data

Filed under: et.al., Media, Technology — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:56 pm

That’s how much the average American personally consumes each day. Information in the form of data-rich video gets the lions share of blame.

From the link:

An average American digests a whopping 34 gigabytes of information outside of work every day, according to a new study from the University of California, San Diego. The UCSD researchers estimate we each ingest about 100,500 words daily from various forms of media. In all, it’s about 350 percent more data than we were swallowing down just three decades ago.