This article uses an infographic to depict the amount of data generated by 5.2 billion Internet users in one minute. Since 2020 (coinciding with the start of lockdowns), messaging apps and video conferencing services have joined the ranks of social media, streaming services, and online shopping sites as the most significant contributors to internet data. For example, due to the enormous number of concurrent users, Zoom hosts 856 minutes of webinars in a single real-time minute, while Microsoft Teams connects 100,000 people in the same timeframe. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here