This is what is happening on the internet in any given second

What Happens Online Every Second

At any given moment there are, quite literally, billions of people online. Approximately 46.1 percent of the world's population has access to the internet, which equates to about 3.4 billion people.

These astronomical numbers lead to the question: what exactly are these people doing online?

Well, fortunately, there are people who have figured it out.

Internet Live Stats is the go-to source for all stats from the world wide web. They recently released a live map that shows just how much activity is happening around the world, down to the very second.

They found more than two million emails are sent every second. Out of those emails, 67 percent of them are spam, which is explains your rapidly expanding junk mail folder.

Every second, more than 54,000 Google searches are conducted, more than 125,000 YouTube videos are watched and around 7,000 tweets are sent.

In that same time span, 729 photos are uploaded to Instagram.

A new study shows that one-fifth of all Americans reported they are online "almost constantly." Of course, young adults make up the largest percentage of that. Roughly 50 percent of them log on several times per day!

While these numbers may make it seem that everybody is online, remember, there are still 4 billion people without access to the internet.

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TO GO WITH AFP BY HABIBOU BANGRE Clients surf the internet at an internet cafe on February 25, 2015 in Kinshasa. Sales are down and business is slow -- small entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of an official clampdown on mobile Internet services and text messages. Internet operators remain powerless in the face of complaints from customers and have yet to communicate the extent of their losses caused by the restrictions. People, however, have found various ways of bypassing the restrictions although it has meant shelling out more. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO SCOPPA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images)
People use computers at an Internet cafe in Manila on March 17, 2014. The Philippines said on March 17 it would require Internet service providers to install filters to block access to child pornography. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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