Random Fun Fact #1
The internet requires 50 Million horsepower to keep running in the current state. In 2005, the broadband internet had a maximum speed of 2 Megabits per second. Today, 100Mbps download speeds are available in many parts of the country. But experts warn that science has reached its limit and fiber optics can take no more data.
Random Fun Fact #2
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 #3
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 #4
The modern World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Perhaps royalty does recognize greatness because remember, Anthony Hopkins was knighted too.
Random Fun Fact #5
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.
Random Fun Fact #6
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 #7
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.
Random Fun Fact #8
4 Billion out of the 7 Billion people on earth are already online. InternetLiveStats (ILS) monitors the active state of the internet, and as at October 2018, there are 4,045,421,895 users on the web. This is expected to grow even more by the year 2020.