In a revealing article on the 1000 Memories website you get a fantastic picture on just how big Facebook is when compared to other photographic sites such as Flickr and Instagram. Also revealing that “Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s”.
The diagram below shows a square representing Facebook’s 140 billion photos that have been uploaded to it since it start, and down in the bottom left corner (magnified) is the amount of photos for Flickr and Instagram have stored for users.
With devices making it even easier to snap photographs and share them with friends and family its a little difficult to even image how many photos we have all taken and where they are now stored.
“In total we have now taken over 3.5 trillion photos. The kind of photos we are taking has changed drastically – analog photos have almost disappeared – but the growth of photos continues”
Source: 1000 Memories : Gizmodo