Most people know that the volume of digital information in the world is growing exponentially. In fact, 90% of the digital data that exists worldwide today was created within the last two years – and 2.5 quintillion bytes of digital data are created each and every day.
Today, we consume vast quantities of digital content by reading website articles, browsing digital magazines, watching videos on YouTube or other platforms, and even engaging with other people on social media.
Even many of the advertisements we’re exposed to on a daily basis are digital. But how exactly did digital content become such a prominent fixture of modern life?
We did some digging into digital content’s mysterious (or not-so-mysterious) past and put together this infographic to illustrate the history of digital content from its inception to modern times – and even took a glimpse into the future of digital content.
To learn more, check out MerlinOne’s infographic below.
This story originally appeared in MerlinOne’s. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.