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Random Fun Fact #1
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 #2
First webcam was created at the University Of Cambridge to monitor the Trojan coffee pot. A live 128×128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot was provided as the video feed.
Random Fun Fact #3
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 #4
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 #5
Do you think the internet and World Wide Web mean the same thing? They are miles apart actually. The internet is a network of computers, while the World Wide Web is a bridge for accessing and sharing information across it.
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
2010 was the year which saw a tremendous event taking place in the age of the Internet. In this year, Finland became the first country to make the internet access a legal right.
Random Fun Fact #8
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.