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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
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 #3
The world’s first website is still online. The first website created was info.cern.ch, and it is still online. It’s a basic HTML site, and the page contains a few lines of text. The page was written with the help of the first version of HTML.
Random Fun Fact #4
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.
Random Fun Fact #5
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 #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
400 Hours of video contents are uploaded on YouTube Every Minute. By the time you reached this paragraph, 1600+ hours of video content have been uploaded to YouTube. Speaking about user engagement, the massive video sharing site serves more than 1 Billion people every month, and an average internet user spends 4 hours every month on YouTube. Looking at such stats, Google has taken massive steps to protect copyrights of individuals by scanning over 100 years of video contents every day using complex software.
Random Fun Fact #8
7 People control the whole internet. Yes, you heard it right. There are seven people assigned to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who hold seven different keys. In the case of a Catastrophe, these seven people can meet again and restore the state of the Internet.