Our Collective 500 Terabyte-a-Day Facebook Addiction

August 23rd, 2012 3 Comments

The amount of data Facebook collects from its nearly one billion users is astounding.

The highlights from Facebook is collecting your data — 500 terabytes a day — Data | GigaOM:

Facebook is a single location for 950 million users, and it’s a public company. So, these type of data can be tracked, providing perspectives that have never be achieved for the Internet at-large.

Interesting stuff and scary given that one company controls it all.


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3 Responses to “Our Collective 500 Terabyte-a-Day Facebook Addiction”

  1. John E. Bredehoft (Empoprises) Says:

    The scarier part is that in the not too distant future, someone will comment, “One of Facebook’s clusters ONLY held 100 petabytes of data?” Perhaps the commenter’s phone/communication device won’t have 100 petabytes of storage capacity, but that will happen some day.

  2. Jake Says:

    Storage capacity is one of those mind-blowing topics. I remember how stoked I was to get a 1GB hard drive back in 1997. My TV probably rocks a bigger disk now, plus it’s solid state. Mind = blown.

  3. The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist - The Storage Alchemist - IBM Storage Community Says:

    [...] take a look at a company like Facebook.  Today they have 10's PB of capacity and grow at 500 Terabytes per day.  This means that by 2019 they will have over an Exabyte of data.  At some point they [...]

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