In Pictures: 7 staggering social media use by-the-minute stats

Everyone knows a lot of people tweet on Twitter each day and even more post to Facebook, but the by-the-minute usage numbers for these eight leading social networks will likely surprise you.

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Social media use by the minute Eight of the world's most popular social networks generate an astonishing amount of content every minute. The social "universe," composed of every single digitally connected person, doubles in size every two years, and by 2020 it will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion GBs, according to IDC. Social media platforms collectively play a big part in the data consumers create and share. Here's a look at eight popular platforms, all of which provided relevant usage statistics during the past year.

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In Pictures: 7 staggering social media use by-the-minute stats

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