Its amazing how addicted we all are getting to the internet and things that happen online, especially on social media. When you are looking for information on a topic, you heard over to google. when you want to checkout your friends you login to facebook e.t.c
what this means is that the internet is gradually becoming a part of our lives. Pulse NG conducted a very interesting study on how Nigerians spend their time on the internet. you should look it up.
Each minute, internet users log online to check for one thing or another; from watching videos online to downloading apps, music, games or to check for the price of a product and purchase it or to ask questions to quench their thirst for knowledge or curiosity.
The use of the internet can never be over emphasized. It has changed the approach to certain aspects of our dealings in the present world. If I am permitted to say, the internet has the answer to almost everything you can possibly think of.
Some experts say three months on a subject on the internet is equivalent to a university degree.
A lot can happen on the internet over the course of a day, but it’s amazing what happens each minute.
The most innovative and amazing things happen online and in this post, I will be sharing with you some interesting tips of stuff that happens online. Here are just a few things that happen online every minute
When you go to a search engine, you have one thing at the back of your mind, and that is to search for a particular topic, product, service or news.
With the popular search engines range from Google, Bing and Yahoo, searching for information has been made easy with the internet because in a minute, your search result pops out with different pages that a relevant to your search query.
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This has replaced those cumbersome books we need to read just to find out one tiny bit of information. At the click of the search button you get a load down of thousands of articles, journals and books relating to your subject search.
Google which is one of the favorites used by most internet users has made search very easy. You type in what you want and in seconds, you get your search results.
In a study by Internet live Stats, Google is shown to translates over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.
This figure might look really ridiculous but in just one minute you can have people from all around the globe logging on to Google to verify certain things and we all can be doing this at once within the space of one minute.
There you go! With about 2,315,000 searches on Google in a minute, you can agree with me that that’s really an amazing thing that happens online.
Uploading videos and pictures
We all love to upload videos and images to share memories with friends and family. For me, most times i log on to either facebook, instagram or Twitter; there is one new picture or video showing me events like weddings, child birth or dedication, engagements, birthdays etc.
There is always somethings either an image or video to give you the latest gist on things that happen online with your friends and other social media users.
You can upload videos and pictures also to share your fun memories with other social media users. Also, this platform is not just for entertainment alone, you can utilize is like most people do by putting up videos and pictures to educate people.
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We come across tutorial videos telling us how to achieve certain things or even how to cook a particular meal. If you have noticed, when you log online and you probably want to see the step by step method with the recipe for making probably cake, you can not only get just text alone but also videos.
This is possible because someone has taken out time to create that video and uploads it.
The internet has made it so easy to communicate even without spending your last penny. On YouTube, in just one minute users upload over 400 hour’s worth of new videos and with Facebook users liking more than 4.1 million posts in a minute. You sure know there is no other better community than the internet community.
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Basically, the platforms helps you share your visual and still stories with other people and also to teach them on certain things you think they should know. You too can upload this memories and start sharing with your friends and you will have millions of internet users viewing it.
Buying and selling happen online
The internet is also a market place where people buy and sell their goods and services. Most people prefer to go online to purchase products rather than go to stores. With buying stuffs online, the products will be delivered directly at your door step.
Research has it that Amazon sees more than 4,310 unique visitors in one minute! Seriously! what store can have this many people in just one minute trying to buy or check for products?
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With the likes of Amazon, and in Nigeria jumia and konga, you can relax while waiting for the arrival of your order. Buying things online is just a click away! and it is one of the numerous things that happen online.
Publishing articles can be very difficult at times but with the internet, you can get your article written and posted within minutes. I will love to use WordPress as an example to illustrate my point. WordPress is a writing tool that helps you like Microsoft word does to write your article and publish it to you target audience.
What this tool does is, it makes sure your write up aligns with the standards of the stipulated rules guiding online posts. It gives you the room to know where you are expected to adjust your text for easy readability, correct spelling errors, also informs you of the necessary things to effect on your post to make it rank tops on search engines.
Therefore, instead of writing and posting without ranking, you can also use WordPress which has over 1,212 post published using this tool every minute.
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With this online tool, you have the opportunity to have your article read because it makes sure you have reached a certain level of post composure before you get the vetting and commence to publish. Once you have an idea and you want to share with your followers or community, you have a tool to run to at any given point in time.
Distribute articles are part of the things that happen online
This part really interests me as a content marketer and am sure it would interest bloggers and other people who write content for social medias, websites and blogs. Gone are the days when you feel like communicating your thoughts, you needed a pen and paper and then you eventually take it to the printing press.
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Those days of cracking your head is well so over. You can write and post online and have millions of the internet community reading your article. It has even been made easier where your content can be distributed online within minutes using Buffer across all the social media platforms even while you’re sleeping.
This post schedules do not take hours to distribute your content, in minutes, your post will be all over the social media. It just shows how technology has eased a lot of stress off our shoulders.
Emails have been used by businesses over the years to keep in contact and maintain relationships with their customers. It is a business strategy that has been proven effective in acquiring leads.
With over 205.6 emails sent every minutes online, i won’t be out of context if i ask this question.
Can postal services send out those amount of letters in one minute reaching its destination at he same time in different countries?
Am sure you honestly know what the answer is; it sure can only happen online. Online emailing has given users the opportunity to connect with a vast number of persons at the same time with the click of the send button.
You can use this emailing service to send newsletters and post notification to your followers and customers within the minutes. If you write content, sell goods or service, you can send personalized mails to your followers or customers on a particular post you just put up, a your new product, or a bonus offer you don’t want them to miss. This is just an easy way to reach all of them at the same time.
That’s not all, there are specially designed tools like Mailchimp, Mad Mimi etc that can help you send these mails without you having to stress yourself. All you need to do is compose your mail, have the address of your recipients on tool and then send! You see how easy this is!
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This is unlike sending messages one after the other to your recipients which will take longer than a day. You can check for other emailing tools to help you ease your stress and make your job easier.
With Apple users downloading about 51,000 apps, Netflix subscribers streaming nearly 80,000 hours of video and Vine users downloading more than 1 million videos all in one minute; this figures might sound like a miracle but its really true.
You want to watch a movie, download this new song you just heard on TV? All this can happen online without much stress or waiting forever to buy the CD; your next stop for your solution is online.
There are websites that are specifically dedicated to downloading whatever you want to download. For movie lovers, you can check Netflix and in Nigeria we have the popular iroko TV among a variety of websites to select from.
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The time where you have to wait a long time before you get to watch a blockbuster, you can actually buy them online those video stores within a minute just by clicking and selecting your preferred option.
So what are the 3.2 billion people who make up today’s global internet population doing online? You have it there.
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The bulk of internet users, have a number of things they look for online. These are just a few of the things that happen online within the shortest time span of 60 seconds (1 minute).
I would love to hear what you do most when you go on the internet.
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