Interesting Facts About The Internet That Blow Your Mind

Internet is the global architectural system of computer networks that interconnected using an internet protocol suite to communicate between networks and devices that revolutionized communications and methods of commerce, payments, education, entertainment and much more.

Internet is also referred as the “networks of networks” founded in the United States. January 1st, 1983 is considered as the official birthday of the internet.

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Here are some of the amazing and interesting facts about the internet that will blow your mind and surprise you are as follows,

  1. The term “Internet” was first used to describe the growing network of interconnected computers around the world.
  2. Tim Berners Lee is the founder of World Wide Web (www) in the year 1990. He is also known as the “Father of the Web”.
  3. Google average almost 3 billion searches per day.
  4. The first website on the internet is that went up in 1991.
  5. There are over 1.13 Billion websites on the Internet, 18% of which are active.
  6. The first webcam video is from the University of Cambridge. The subject of the first live video feed? A coffee pot.
  7. was the first registered domain.
  8. YouTube uploads 72 hours of video every single minute. Yes, it is mostly people’s pets.
  9. The term “Internet surfing” was coined by a librarian named Jean Armour Polly.
  10. The domain was the first website registered in India in the year 1996.
  11. The first spam email sent so far was from a computer salesman named Gary Thuerk.
  12. The Word “Google” Was Officially Recognized as a Verb in the year 2006.
  13. Bing is a search engine by Microsoft and is second in terms of market share after Google.
  14. The number of people in China who use the internet with 640 Million users is double than the population of the whole United States.
  15. The number of internet users increases at an average growth rate of 8.2% users per year.
  16. Asia has the largest number of internet users with over 2.8 billion. Europe takes second place with less than half of this number, boasting just under 700 million internet users.
  17. Google is the world’s biggest search engine and includes hundreds of billions of webpages that total up to over 100,000,000 gigabytes in size.
  18. The majority of internet use is not done by human beings, but by the malware and internet bots, which account for two-thirds of internet activity.
  19. If the internet were measured in horsepower, it takes 50 million horsepower to run the internet today.
  20. Stanford University Owns the Patent to Google’s Original Search Algorithm.
  21. The Chrome web browser is used by 65.9% of internet users worldwide, followed by Safari web browser with 16.82% users and Firefox in third with 4.09% users.
  22. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) holds the fastest mobile global average internet speed with amazing 110.90 Mbps download. And Singapore is the fasted fixed broadband connection speed with 213.18 Mbps download.
  23. Amazon Was Initially Called Cadabra.
  24. The first thing was sold online on the internet was marijuana.
  25. Approximately there are around 175 websites are created in every minute.
  26. Iran, Russia and United States are the top three countries has most dark web users.
  27. Google is ranked as the most popular website worldwide, with YouTube coming in second and Facebook third.
  28. The deep web hosts approximately 7,500 terabytes of data, compared to the approximately 19 terabytes hosted on the surface web.
  29. The current estimate of internet users is roughly 3.26 billion worldwide, or less than half of Earth’s population.
  30. The Deep Web contains about 4,000 times as much information as that which can be found on the Surface Web.
  31. File sharing and online media streaming are responsible for more than half of the traffic on the internet.
  32. Google was inspired by the mathematical term googol, which is the number one followed by 100 zeros.

Mahesh Vyas

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