Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Tuesday Trivia: Tools to change the way we see the world

By Tom Burke from Morgan Hill, CA, USA (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In a world of increasingly large numbers it can be hard at times to gain a sense of perspective. Thankfully the Web is full of tools that can help. Here are just a few examples that:

What's happening in one second on the Internet? A great list of what happens in one second online. Make sure you scroll to the bottom to see how the number of emails sent compares with the other stats.

How much money are the big Internet companies making right now? I was a little surprised at some of these, particularly Amazon's profit.

Watch the Earth breathe. See the world showing births, deaths and carbon dioxide production in real time country by country.

"Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose." - Douglas Adams

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