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Random Fun Fact #1
The internet is now 10,000+ days old. If you want to keep an exact track of the counter, you can always visit here and appreciate that you have access to free information anywhere and everywhere.
Random Fun Fact #2
Want a reason to be jealous of South Korea and Japan? These countries have the best internet right now because according to Akamai, the average bandwidth speed in these locations is 22Mbps. In comparison, the average internet speed in the U.S. is 8.4Mbps.
Random Fun Fact #3
You’ve heard the term ‘surfing’ on the internet, right? Well, it originated in 1992, courtesy of a New York librarian whose name was Jean Armour Polly. Even now, the term is used quite often, but other words such as ‘browsing’ have also become a popular addition.
Random Fun Fact #4
The Internet took just four years to reach its first 50 Million Users. Television took 13 years. While the radio took 38 years to reach the same number of users. That’s cool!
Random Fun Fact #5
The first ever email was sent in 1971. The email was sent by Ray Tomlinson (US programmer) who invented the email system. The “@” symbol was used to signify that the email was sent to a person and not a dumb machine (computer). Sad that he doesn’t remember the exact message he sent back then.
Random Fun Fact #6
Back in 2010, it was estimated that around 247 billion emails are sent in a single day. Fast forward to 2017, statistics group called Radicati Group estimates that around 269 billion emails are sent per day. Unfortunately, the majority of all them fall under the spam category.
Random Fun Fact #7
Approximately 9 Million adults in Britain and one-third of Italians have never used the internet. Imagine that! While there are treatment camps for internet addicts in China, a vast population of people has never used it till date.
Random Fun Fact #8
In 2010, the most surprising fact is that Google itself said that they had indexed just 0.004% of all the content present on the internet. According to Google, the internet consisted of 5,000,000 terabytes of data way back then.