Is there any way to estimate how much data is added to the world wide web each second? Are there any studies about this?

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    $\begingroup$ try looking at "how much does the internet weigh?", although not an answer, it might give you some direction for estimations. $\endgroup$
    – Ran G.
    Commented May 18, 2012 at 5:11
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    $\begingroup$ worldwidewebsize.com. More seriously, I think Albert-Laszlo Barabasi has done work in this topic. $\endgroup$ Commented May 20, 2012 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ A meta-discussion about the question. $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Commented May 20, 2012 at 18:58

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There is much interesting research in this area that is ongoing. See eg


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