We’ve downloaded enough content to fill that many iPods.
The Guardian has done a piece on the immense amount of stuff that we download in 1 year. That means add up all our emails, MP3’s, digital videos and we have pushed around 161 billion gigabytes of data in 2006. And guess who will be the biggest pushers of electronic data in the next few years:
The US and Europe account for almost three-quarters of the digital content generated last year but there is likely to be a shift in the coming years as consumers in the Asia-Pacific region get online and use more gadgets such as camera phones. “The US is expected to continue to have pretty explosive growth,” said Mr Minton.
“But then you have regions like Asia-Pacific, that are currently small producers relative to the US and western Europe, where we expect very strong growth because so many people will be coming online in China and India over the next few years.”
Read the full story here.