Kicker: One internet minute


AUDIO: Microwave starting

NICK EICHER, HOST: The span of one minute isn’t a lot of time by human standards. About all you can do with it is nuke your coffee in the microwave. 

But in internet time— a minute is forever.

By 2018 estimates— in just one minute …

Nearly 1 million of us will log onto Facebook …

We’ll swipe 1.1 million times on Tinder …

Create 2.4 million snaps on SnapChat …

Search Google 3.7 million times …

Watch 4.3 million videos on YouTube …

Send 18 million text messages …

And finally— send a whopping 187 million emails.

Ponder that while your coffee heats up.

AUDIO: Microwave ding

Ahh. There it is.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(AP Photo, File) In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. 

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