It goes almost without saying that the internet itself is the richest database available to us. From a 2014 blog post, it was claimed that every minute : Facebook users share nearly 2.5 million pieces of content. Twitter users tweet nearly 300,000 times. Instagram users post nearly 220,000 new photos. YouTube users upload 72 hours of new video content. Apple users download nearly 50,000 apps. Email users send over 200 million messages.