Thursday, December 10, 2009

The American Diet: 34 Gigabytes a Day - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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A report published Wednesday by the University of California, San Diego, calculates that American households collectively consumed 3.6 zettabytes of information in 2008. The paper — entitled “How Much Information?” — explores all forms of American communication and consumption and hopes to create a census of the information we consume.

Number of daily words consumed

HMI Report/UC San Diego A graph from the report illustrating the dissection of words consumed each day.

The American Diet: 34 Gigabytes a Day - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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