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Top 35 Amazing Internet Facts | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly Al Gore, Vice President of USA  invented the word “internet”.
  2. Emails started in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson and the first e-mail was sent written entirely in UPPER CASE.
  3. Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase “World Wide Web” in 1990.
  4. Amazing fact is that while it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
  5. The first domain name ever registered was symbolics.com. Business.com is the most expensive domain name sold for $ 7.5 million.
  6. Amazingly facebook paid $8.5 million to acquire the domain name ‘fb.com’.
  7. Fact is that a single individual Dr Lieven Van Neste owns over 200000 domain names.
  8. Up until the 14th of September, 1995, domain registration was free.
  9. Domain names are being registered at an amazing rate of one million names every month.
  10. When Montenegro became independent nation from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name amazingly changed from .yu to .me.
  11. Amazingly microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.
  12. Mosaic was the first popular web browser which was released in 1993.
  13. U.S. President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
  14. Amazing fact is that google uses over 1 million computers for is operation and handles over 1 billion search requests per day.
  15. E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
  16. One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
  17. Amazingly only 10% of the web pages are used by the search engines.
  18. More than 80% of web pages are in English.
  19. About 1.8 billion people connect to the Internet, only 450 million of them speak English.
  20. Amazingly 15% of American adults do not use the Internet.
  21. Every minute, 10 hours of videos are uploaded on Youtube.
  22. Of the 250 billion email messages sent every day, amazing 81% are pure spam.
  23. Amazingly over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.
  24. The very first you tube video was uploaded on April 23rd 2005.
  25. The longest video on YouTube is amazing 596 hours according to uploader MoldytoasterMedia.
  26. The world’s fastest Internet connection belongs to Sigbritt, a 75 year old Swedish woman and is amazing 40 Gigabits/second! she can just download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds!
  27. The first tweet on Twitter in 2006 read “just setting up my twttr”! in the site’s infancy, the social network was called “Twttr”.
  28. Amazingly Emma Watson is the most dangerous thing you can search on the Internet . About eight out of every ten search results are malicious links.
  29. Hackers in 1999 discovered an amazing flaw that allowed logging into any Hotmail account with the password ‘eh.’
  30. All Internet is 4 exabytes of information. By the way, 1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes; 1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes; 1 terrabyte = 1000 gigabytes. Each year, this amount is doubled.
  31. The country with the highest percentage of net users is Sweden ( 75 %).
  32. Amazing fact is that if you weighed all the electrons used to store the information on the internet, it would weight less than a chicken’s egg.
  33. China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
  34. Amazingly 30,000 web sites are hacked every day.
  35. Fact is there’s high speed Internet on the way right up to top of Mount Everest.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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