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21 Interesting Facts About the Internet

21 Interesting Facts About the Internet

interesting facts about the internet

2014 marks the year where the Web officially turns 25 years old. To be more exact, August 19 is the day that inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee released the code of the WWW to the public. We decided to draw up an infographic showing you 21 interest facts about the internet that most people don’t know about.

21 interesting facts about the internet

Written Data:

#1 – a single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer

#2 – the term SURFING the internet was coined in 1992 by New York librarian Jean Armor Polly aka Net Mom

#3 – Twitter has over 250 million users

#4 – the original Space Jam website is still alive (http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm)

#5 – 16 – 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before

#6 – the “You’ve Got Mail!” website is still online (http://youvegotmail.warnerbros.com/)

#7 – the most popular Tumblr is the official updates page of Minecraft

#8 – the most expensive keyword for Google Adwords is “Insurance” – $54.91 Cost-Per-Click (according to WordStream)

#9 – the Amazon logo indicates you can get everything from A to Z

# 10 – the first Spam Email was sent in 1978 over APARNET by a guy named Gary Thuerk

#111 million babies have been born from people who met on Match.com

#122.58 million people still pay for AOL

#13 – Sina Weibo has 280.8 million users

#14 – the 1st tweet was sent on March 21, 2006

#15 – the first registered domain was symbolics.com

#16500 million tweets are sent everyday

#17 – Tila Tequila had 1.5 million friends on MySpace

#18 – the world record of the fastest time to log into Gmail is 1.16

#19 – Mark Zuckerberg’s original Facebook profile number ID is 4

#20 – the first website is still online (http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html)

#21 – today the Internet is 8478 days old


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