What Is the Content of the World's Technologically Mediated Information and Communication Capacity: How Much Text, Image, Audio, and Video?

@article{Hilbert2014WhatIT,
  title={What Is the Content of the World's Technologically Mediated Information and Communication Capacity: How Much Text, Image, Audio, and Video?},
  author={M. Hilbert},
  journal={The Information Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={127 - 143}
}
  • M. Hilbert
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science
  • The Information Society
This article asks whether the global process of digitization has led to noteworthy changes in the shares of the amount of text, images, audio, and video in worldwide technologically stored and communicated information content. We empirically quantify the amount of information that is globally broadcast, telecommunicated, and stored (1986–2007) and assess the evolution of the respective content shares. Somewhat unexpectedly, it turns out that the transfer from analog to digital has not led to… Expand
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