Most interesting facts about the Internet

Most interesting facts about the Internet

The Internet is one of the busiest place on earth. Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are tweeted, more than 40,000 Google queries are searched and more than 3 million emails are sent via Internet. It also connected our most used devices like desktop, tablet, smartphone or even smartwatch. But, there must be many more interesting things happens on the internet. Let's find out top interesting facts about the Internet-

  1. The technology behind the Internet began back in the 1960s at MIT.
  2. The first website http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which contained information about this new-fangled "WorldWideWeb" project, and how you too could make a hypertext page full of wonderful hyperlinks is still online. Sadly, the original page was never saved, but you can view it after 2 years of revisions.
  3. The inventor of the modern world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
  4. The internet and the World Wide Web are not the same things: the internet is a massive network of computers and the World Wide Web is a means of accessing and sharing information across it.
  5. Approximately 3.2 billion people use the internet. Out of this, 1.7 billion internet users are Asians.
  6. It is estimated that approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google search would have to wait if the internet goes down for a day.
  7. 30,000 websites are hacked every day. Highly effective computer software programs are used by cybercriminals to automatically detect vulnerable websites which can be hacked easily.
  8. The first spam email was sent in 1978 over ARPANET by a guy named Gary Thuerk. He was selling computers.
  9. The first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. It's called "Me at the zoo," and features Jawed Karim, one of the youtube founders, at the San Diego Zoo and the first tweet was done on 21st March 2006 by Jack Dorsey.
  10. The first emoticon is commonly credited to Kevin Mackenzie in 1979, but was a rather simple -) and didn’t really look like a face. 3 years later, :-) was proposed by Scott Fahlman and has become the norm.
  11. The first webcam was created at the University Of Cambridge to monitor the Trojan coffee pot. A live 128×128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot was provided as the video feed.
  12. Before the world wide web, people traded ASCII porn on the internet during the '70s and '80s.
  13. In 2010, Finland became the first country to make internet access a legal right.
  14. A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
  15. 16% to 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.
  16. 5 billion Google searches are performed on the Internet each day!
  17. "Gangnam Style" by PSY is still the most viewed videos of all time with more than 2,880,000,000 views and still growing.
  18. The majority of internet traffic is not generated by humans, but by bots and malware. According to a recent study conducted by Incapsula, 61.5% or nearly two-thirds of all the website traffic is caused by Internet bots.
  19. Today, the Internet is 10,335 days old. Check HowOldIsTheInter.net to keep up to date.
  20. China has a treatment center for internet addicts at a military hospital in Beijing.
  21. Today file sharing dominates Internet traffic with torrent files accounting for over 50% of upstream bandwidth.
  22. With the global average Internet speed sitting at 5.6Mbps, South Korea is storming ahead as the fastest country in the world, with average Internet speed of 26.7Mbps!
  23. By 2020 it is estimated there will be over 50 billion Internet-connected devices worldwide being used by 7.8 billion people – over double the number of average devices per person!
  24. China leads the way with the most Internet usage – over 650 million users, making up a 5th of the total number of people online.
  25. There were 90 billion app downloads across iOS and Android mobile devices in 2016.
  26. There are seven people assigned to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who hold seven different keys. In the case of a Catastrophe, these seven people can meet again and restore the state of the Internet.
  27. The internet is pretty much attracted to naked ladies and explicit materials.
  28. The first website is still online.
  29. The first registered domain was symbolics.com.
  30. It took only 5 years for the internet to reach a market audience of 50 million users.
  31. As of October 2018, There are more than 1.9 billion websites on the Internet.
  32. We now spend more time browsing the web on mobile devices than desktop computers.
  33. You cannot even use a regular browser like Google Chrome or Firefox to access the deep web and will need something that people know as ‘Tor’ to access the ‘Deep Web’. Be careful though, as there is a lot of strange stuff lingering there.
  34. WordPress and Joomla are the most attacked CMS (content management systems) on the Internet.

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