Ever spent 10+ minutes just browsing Netflix for something to watch? The internet has given us so many options that it’s hard to choose.

I’ve quantified this problem, below, with sizes of major consumption platforms (US-centric).

Buy

Amazon has ~480mm products.

Search results for blank search in Amazon Associates affiliate program; https://export-x.com/2013/12/15/many-products-amazon-sell/#comment-138927

Walmart.com has >4mm products.

http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=. (based on the assumption that their search engine throws away the “.” character, and returns all results)

Apple’s App Store has >1.4mm apps.

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2015/01/08App-Store-Rings-in-2015-with-New-Records.html

Microsoft offers >670k apps and games.

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/07/28/opening-the-windows-10-store-for-developers/

Read

Google estimates ~130mm books in the world.

http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2010/08/books-of-world-stand-up-and-be-counted.html

Amazon Kindle has >4mm ebooks available.

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=154606011 search for text “results for Kindle Store”

Wikipedia has >5mm articles.

https://www.wikipedia.org

WordPress has >40mm posts per month.

https://wordpress.com/about/

Tumblr has 273mm blogs.

https://www.tumblr.com

Twitter has >320mm active users to follow, posting ~500mm tweets per day.

https://business.twitter.com/help/who-s-on-twitter

Watch

YouTube has >11mm cat videos alone, and >220mm “how to” videos.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cats, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to

IMDB lists >3mm movies, tv shows, etc…

http://www.imdb.com/pressroom/?ref_=ft_pr

Microsoft offers >400k movies and TV shows.

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/07/28/opening-the-windows-10-store-for-developers/

iTunes has >85k movies and >300k TV shows.

https://www.apple.com/itunes/music/ (“Video” tab)

Twitch has >1.7mm broadcasters to watch.

http://www.twitch.tv/p/about

Listen

Gracenote indexes 200mm music tracks.

http://www.gracenote.com/music/music-recognition/

iTunes has >43mm songs.

https://www.apple.com/itunes/music/

Microsoft offers >40mm songs.

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/07/28/opening-the-windows-10-store-for-developers/

Look

Instagram has >40bn photos.

https://www.instagram.com/press/

Pinterest has >50bn Pins.

https://www.pinterest.com

If you find errors or omissions in this list, let me know.