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How much data does an average person produce each day?

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  1. dnenb

    dnenb Registered Member

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    I'm giving a short presentation about big data tomorrow and I'm trying to find an answer and source to this question: How much data does an average person produce each day?

    Have you seen any studies? Can you take a guess? Thanks!
     
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    Precisely 3.28 Petabytes a day
     
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    My eyes probably produce about 50 gigabytes a second. Add in touch and perception, a few zetabytes.
     
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    I love when people who have no idea about something are giving presentations about it, and am especially delighted when they do their research on forums.
     
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  11. dnenb

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    I'm interested in the produced data in terms of bytes. As in each status on facebook, each mail sent, each document stored - how much data does a person produce? Thanks for some helpful answers, and some not-so-helpful but funny answers! :)
     
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    2.5 quintillion bytes per day on the planet.

    *SIGH*. Did you not even google "big data"?

    Also, dont use buzzwords because you think they're the next hot topic. Three years ago "big data" was "business intelligence". Don't follow crowds or you'll never hold onto clients.

    Surely you've read all the preliminaries in ESWA, SIGKDD, KIS, DM&DS, the proc. of ICML/ICDM and the rest of the important ones and should know basic figures like this though?

    I deal with "big data" for a living (Academic researcher). I'll happily consult with you if you're doing something novel or your clients have a specific problem you cannot solve.
     
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    I have plenty of statistics to use, and there's a good reason I'm using terms such as "big data". I asked simple question guys, and though I'm sure some of you mean well I really don't need input on my presentation. I'm just looking for an answer to the question. And for the record: I've already googled my ass off.
     
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    Well, i hope your underlying assumptions regarding the statistics you present are correct.

    I.E. if you're stating the amount of data which will exist in the future, you're essentially performing a linear regression and have to ensure your underlying data is independent, normal, linear, has weak exogeneity, lacks multicollinearity and has homoscedasticity ... but i'm sure you'll present the required tests and statistics to back it up =]

    If you'd googled your ass off you'd have been on SD,WoK,GS and the other standard places ... your question was answered on the first page of each.
     
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    Then I must be blind. Can you direct me to the answer?
     
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    I'm talking about everything you as an individual produce during a day. Everything you type in counts. Every document you save or copy counts. Every tweet, facebook status and login session counts towards what you produce of data during a day.