Today, we are living in the age of the Internet. The Internet is expanding faster than our imagination. The number of websites and data stored on the web is increasing drastically. In this post, I am going to share some facts about the internet and its history.
- 50 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet
50 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet
These facts will blow your mind and will say only one word, just, wonderful man! what the facts you shared!
18 First Things To Ever Happen On The Internet
- The first search engine (Like Google.com & Yahoo.com) was WebCrawler.com in 1994.
- The first web browser, released in 1993, was called Mosaic and can still be downloaded!
- The first video uploaded to YouTube was titled "Me at the Zoo" and was published on April 23, 2005, by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim. It's still online and you can see it.
- The first website in history (still online here) was put online by CERN in Geneva in 1990 and contains information for the World Wide Web Project J.
- The first change on Wikipedia was made by Jimmy Wales (founder) writing "Hello, World!".
- The first mobile phone with Internet access was the Nokia 9000 Communicator (launched in 1996 in Finland).
- The first Blog is dated 1994 and was written by the American journalist Justin Hall.
- The first e-commerce website is called NetMarket.
- The first domain in history is symbolycs.com and was registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics, a company that produced computers
- The first online bank was Stanford Federal Credit Union. In October 1994, it provided all its customers with Internet banking services.
- The first Instant Messenger chat was ICQ launched in 1996 and still used today.
- The first e-mail was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson. The message was sent before the creation of the Internet network and before the introduction of the "@" symbol in the e-mail addresses!
- The first spam e-mail was apparently sent by Gary Thuerk, on Arpanet, in 1979. It was an advertisement sent to 393 people at once.
- The first item sold on eBay was a broken $14.83 worth of laser pointer sold by one of the co-founders of the well-known e-commerce.
- The first podcast was by Dave Winer, an American software developer who in 2001 added audio content to his blog's RSS feed.
- The first GIF in history was created by Compuserve in 1987.
- The first Hacker attack in history took place in 1990. The object of the attack: the websites of the US Department of Justice, the US Air Force, the CIA, NASA, and some others.
- The first Social Network was born in 2000 and it's called FriendUnited.
5 First Posts or content published on the Internet
- The first tweet on the Internet was on March 21, 2006, by the co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey hammered out 24 characters of his 140-character limit to craft the world's first tweet. Twitter has established itself as a major form of communication among its over 300 million users in the next ten years.
- The first photo on the Internet or World Wide Web was uploaded in 1992 by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. He was working on a small project that he called "the World Wide Web."
- The first photo posted on Instagram by co-founder Kevin Systrom uploaded this picture on July 16, 2010. This picture was taken at a taco stand in Todos Santos, Mexico.
- The first webpage on the internet. The first picture to the World Wide Web was uploaded by Tim Berners-Lee character. later, in 1991, Berners-Lee also thought it might be helpful if there was one central place where users could learn how to use the World Wide Web. Thus, the first webpage was created!
- There were the first three Facebook accounts only for testing, The actual first Facebook profile page was actually number four. That was of co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
15 Incredibly Interesting Facts about the Internet
- The average person now spends almost 10 hours a day online – we spend more time on the Internet that we do sleeping!
- In 2017, there were an estimated about 3.9 billion Internet users worldwide.
The worldwide digital population as of January 2020, Almost 4.54 billion people were active internet users as of January 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population.
- China has maximum internet users. India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users.
- The Internet was invented over 40 years ago, in a beer garden! haha, Who says the best ideas don’t come over a drink!
- Previous names for wireless Internet were WaveLAN, FlankSpeed, DragonFly, WECA and IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence, before the more consumer-friendly name of Wi-Fi was adopted.
- In 2016 there were approximately 7 billion people living on the planet, and over 23 billion devices connected to the Internet – that’s an average of 3 devices per person.
- By 2020 it is estimated that 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!
- Some of the strangest devices that connect to the Internet now include Walking Sticks, Umbrellas, Shirts, Water Bottles, Tails (for festival-goers) and Cutlery. We’ve left the particularly odd items off this list!
- There are currently around 150 million smart homes worldwide – it won’t be long before Internet-connected homes are the norm.
- In 2016 over 15 billion Internet-connected devices were shipped across the globe! That’s a lot of techs!
- With the global average Internet speed sitting at 5.6Mbps, South Korea is storming ahead as the fastest country in the world, with an average Internet speed of 26.7Mbps!
- In the early days of computer networking, coaxial cables were used, the same type of cabling that is commonly used for cable or satellite TV today.
- Ethernet – the most commonly used wired Internet – was invented almost half a century ago in the early 1970’s, by Bob Metcalfe.
- You may have only heard it recently, but the term Internet of Things (IoT) has actually been around for almost 20 years! It was first coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, a British visionary and engineer
- How Many Google Searches Are Conducted per Day?
- Google processes over 40,000 search query every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.
- Google is ranked as the most popular website worldwide, with Youtube coming in second and Facebook third.
5 Curious facts about the Internet's king, Google!
- It took one month for Google to crawl and build an index of about 50 million pages In 1999.
- The same task was accomplished in less than one minute in 2012.
- Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user.
- 16% to 20% of queries that get asked every day on Google have never been asked before.
- A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
GOOGLE IS THE MOST VISITED SITE ON THE INTERNET.
With more than a billion websites to choose from, Google is king. According to the traffic ranking site Alexa, Google.com is the most visited site in the world. Youtube.com ranks second and the Chinese language search engine Baidu.com is third.
10 random Interesting Facts about the Internet
- On average 30,000 new websites are hacked every day.
- The internet requires 50 Million horsepower to keep running in the current state.
- China has treatment camps for internet addicts. 200 million Internet users in China are between the ages of 15 and 35. Hence, it is most like that they lose self-control.
- Internet sends approximately 204 million emails per minute and 70% of all the emails sent are spam. 2 billion electrons are required to produce a single email.
- 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.
- Want to know how popular is Facebook? Here is a little fun fact for you; almost half of the world’s population are internet users and nearly half of them are using Facebook.
- Online dating might sound like a dumb idea but wait, till you hear the amount of revenue it is generating. According to the latest statistic, online dating generates approximately $2.141 billion dollars every year.
- The queries that you search for are just a minuscule percentage of the internet and is often referred to as the ‘Surface Web’. The remaining part is called ‘Deep Web’ and it is much larger than the Surface Web.
- 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. (If you are not an expert, I'll not recommend you to go there)
- With every minute passing, there are 72 hours of YouTube video content being uploaded and that’s just one website. Imagine all the storage required to house all of this data.
2 Bonus facts about the Internet
- Do you Know? 40% OF AMERICANS USE ONLINE DATING.
THE MOST POPULAR THING TO DO ONLINE IS TO SEND EMAILS.
According to Statista, 90.8% of Americans use the internet to send and receive emails. Coming close behind is texting or instant messaging with 90.2% and using social media ranks third with 74.4%.
So, in this post, I shared Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet with you. We all know that the size of the Internet is beyond our imagination but I tried to put the most popular and Interesting facts. I hope you will like it. Share, this with your friends and comment below what you liked most.
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