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Interesting Facts about internet

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 Interesting Facts about internet


Interesting Facts about internet

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  • Mr. Berners-Lee uploaded the first image to the internet. It is of a joke band of women from the nuclear research lab CERN.
  • "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi is the most viewed YouTube video of all time. It's been viewed over Five billion times.
  • 10% of sex offenders use online dating.
  • It cost AOL over $300 million to mail all those CD-Roms back in the day.
  • There are 373.3 million Tumblr blogs.
  • The most played song on Spotify is "Wake Me Up" by Avicii.
  • The first website is still online.
  • A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
  • There are 150.1 billion Tumblr posts.
  • The first email was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson to himself. He doesn't remember what it said.
  • The inventor of the modern world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
  • Online daters spend an average of $273 per year on online dating.
  • There were over 7 million Geocities sites before it was shut down in 2009.
  • Four million babies have been born from people who met on Match. com.
  • Chinese social network Sina Weibo has 280.8 million users.
  • The first registered domain was symbolics. com.
  • Tila Tequila had 1.8 million friends on Myspace.
  • Angelfire is still up.
  • 600 milion tweets are sent ever day.
  • 33% of female online daters have had sex on the first online date.
  • This is what Google looked like in 2004:
  • Mark Zuckerberg had a pretty sweet Angelfire page.
  • Mr. Wilhite maintains the correct pronunciation of the term is "jiff."
  • The GIF format was invented by Steve Wilke, an engineer at Compuserve in 1987.
  • 16% to 20% of the searches Geoogle gets each day have never been Googled before.
  • The first YouTube video was uploaded April 23, 2005. It's called "Me at the zoo," and features Jawed Karim, one of the founders, at the San Diego Zoo.
  • The term "surfing" the internet was coined in 1992 by an upstate New York librarian Jean Armour Polly, aka "Net Mom."
  • The Amazon logo is indicating you can get everything from A to Z (look at the arrow)
  • Twitter has 330 million users.
  • We now spend more time browsing the web on mobile devices than desktop computers.
  • The original Space Jam website is still live.
  • The most commonly searched question beginning with "What is" in 2013 was "What is twerking?"
  • At one point, AOL accounted for about 50% of all CD-Rom discs being made.
  • Today, the Internet is 10,519 days old. Check HowOldIsTheInternet to keep up to date.
  • The world record for the fastest time to log into a Gmail account is 1.16 seconds.
  • The most popular Tumblr is the official updates page for Minecraft.
  • The first spam email was sent in 1978 over ARPNET by a guy named Gary Thuerk. He was selling computers.
  • 2.58 million people still pay for AOL.
  • It took only 5 years for the internet to reach a market audience of 50 million users.
  • The world record for fastest texter is held by a Brazilian teenager.
  • Before the world wide web (the modern internet invented in 1989, people traded ASCII porn on the internet during the '70s and '80s.
  • Mark Zuckerberg's original Facebook profile number ID is 4.
  • There is a subreddit devoted to chicken nuggets that look like other things.
  • The first tweet was sent on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey
  • The most expensive keyword for Google AdWords is "insurance."
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