Facebook Photos For 15 Days = Internet Archive’s Two Years Storage

January 17, 2013 3:59 am

That was a contrast we spotted today – the photo content uploaded on Facebook runs up a storage of 7 Petabytes every month (Source); whereas the Internet Archive project is raising funds to buy 3 Petabytes of storage. (Source)

How do we digest this stat? With one petabyte of storage, the Internet Archive can store pages for 5.4 months. Facebook photos use up an equivalent storage in just 4 days.

There is another way to digest this fact: Facebook, in 2011, had 10,000 times more photos than the entire US Library of Congress.

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1 Comment for “Facebook Photos For 15 Days = Internet Archive’s Two Years Storage”

  1. very disappointing to see the state of Internet Archive.

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