The world is a rapidly changing place, with new kinds of way to entertain ourselves arriving all the time. One of the single biggest transformations in modern times, though, is that of the internet. The web has been a breeding ground for massive companies that have the power, influence and ability to grow far beyond anyone else.
You see, the world is a changing place and in a 24-hour timeframe the internet can produce billions of hugely results.
From social media sites getting billions of likes – in a single day, Facebook sees over 6-billion ‘likes’ for posts – to Twitter producing half a billion tweets, it’s easy to see why the internet is such a big part of our lives.
With so many people using the internet – often using multiple platform at once, it’s so easy to get lost in the maelstrom of information. If you want to know who some of the genuine market leaders are, though, we will take a look below. Do you want to know how much big name companies such as Facebook and Twitter are pulling in on a daily basis?
Then let’s take a look at their growth.
As one of the biggest companies in the world, Facebook produces over six billion likes in a single day. That same day will produce over 430,000 new profiles, too, meaning that in a single week we could see the best part of 3m new users on Facebook – so that six billion likes per day number is likely to keep on growing.
With over 8 billion views of videos and the like in a single day, too, it’s easy to see why so many people can spend their whole day on Facebook chatting, commenting and having fun their own way.
Another super popular online company is that of YouTube, the massive media platform. YouTube is massive, and brings in a whopping 5 billion views of its videos every single day. That, though, is only likely to continue growing thanks to 432,000 hours of video uploaded in a single day.
With more variety to pick from and even greater opportunity, it’s easy to see why this is only going to keep growing and changing. The world of YouTube is all about making sure we can have fun, and there is now more content on YouTube than you could watch!
Once upon a time, if you wanted to go for a trip, you would need to work out a place to stay that would cost you (often) more than you wanted to pay. If you want to avoid such an issue, then you should use AirBNB: with over 1 million bookings in a single day, they are the kind of company that makes it easy for you to find a friendly place or person to stay with a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
If you are on the go and want to really enjoy yourself, AirBNB makes that so much simpler.
Move aside taxi ranks – Uber is here to stay. With over 10m Uber riders captured every single day, there is not a tax firm in the world that can match their reach. This allows Uber to be in total control of the market, and is one of the main reasons why it has become one of the most powerful tools on the road.
It has changed and transformed the industry for those who take part within driving for a living, seeing as many as 1,600 new drivers sign up to be part of Uber every day.
Of course, it would be wrong to make a list of the most powerful online platforms without mentioning Google. Google has quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the online world, and proudly holds its position of dominance across the search engine industry with an average of 2 billion searches in any given day.
For comparison, other popular search engines like Bing produce around 873m searches in a single day. this shows you just how big Google is – it’s more than double the size of its next best competitor on the market, and probably outstrips all of its competition combined.
If you want to send someone a message today, you will probably find that they want you to do so through the use of WhatsApp. The powerful chat app produces over 60 billion messages through its server in a single day, showing you the immense scale and reach that they hold over the rest of the chat industry.
Indeed, over 4 billion photos are shared and over 4 billion voice messages are recorded, too. With the increased safety and security that WhatsApp offers, it’s so easy to see why so many use it as their chat app of choice.
Of course, payment processing giant PayPal is easily among the biggest companies online. In a single day, PayPal can see as much as $1bn in total payments come through their listing. This shows you just how many people are buying, selling and paying things through PayPal.
They produce around $35m in revenue in a single day, too, another testament to their stratospheric growth over the years into one of the most reliable systems for safe, secure and highly protected online payments that the web is ever likely to see: it’s hard to see anyone ousting PayPal now.
Lastly but not certainly not least, we have Amazon. Producing around $487m in revenue in one single day, the online giant is one of the most powerful companies on the planet. As you might expect with a company that brings in so much, they were among the first companies to become rated as being worth as much as $1bn.
For that reason, it’s easy to see why Amazon is among the global leaders in eCommerce and retail. With around 13.6m purchases in a single year, it’s easy to see why Amazon is among the most popular sites in the world.
So, what kind of web companies do you like to use – do you make us of any of the above? We’d be surprised if you don’t use at least one.
Best Veneers have created a live ticker called “Internet in Real Time” which shows just how big these internet companies are.