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Facts of the Internet

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An Introduction to the Internet

The Internet is a fascinating, wild, and incredible creation, arguably the most amazing of modern wonders, and there are many interesting facts about the Internet. In the 1960s, the Internet was a military-sponsored experiment for connecting computers. The need to connect, join forces, share information, and learn as much as possible about each other has come to humanity. Expressed via the route and the internet. Today, billions of us share our thoughts, feelings, data, and resources with the world online, imagining a life without it, even for us who came generations ago. 


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Facts about Internet

  • Google average almost 3 billion searches per day.

  • 87% of the crowd have not heard the term ‘Internet of Things.’ 

  • The current estimate of computer network consumers is about 3.26 billion general, or less than half of Earth’s population.

  • Symbolics.com was the first record rule.

  • The term "Internet surfing" was coined by a librarian named Jean Armour Polly.

  • The first spam email sent so far was from a computer salesman named Gary Thuerk.

  • The term "Internet" was first used to describe the growing network of interconnected computers around the world. 

  • 1989 was a big year for Internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee, who coined the term WorldWideWeb while working at CERN in Switzerland. 


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Interesting Things on Internet

  • Google still remains a popular search engine.

  • 3.2 billion internet users also use social media.

  • Asia has the highest percentage of users 49%.

  • There are 40,000 google searches every second which translate to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

  • There are 1.95 billion websites on the internet.

  • Mobile social media users from the fastest growing segment of the internet today.


Fun Facts of about Internet 

  • 87% have never heard of the term "Internet of Things". 

  • It is estimated that 2.5 billion vehicles will be connected to the internet by 2020. 

  • The first webcam video is from the University of Cambridge. And the subject of the video is coffee pot. 

  • Most of the use of the Internet is not done by humans, but by malware and Internet bots, which account for two-thirds of Internet activity. 

  • Symbolics.com was the first registered domain.  

  • Asia accounts for 1.7 billion of the  3.26 billion Internet users. 

  • File sharing and media streaming account for more than half of Internet traffic.

  • The  ATM, dating back to 1974, is considered to be the first major object of the Internet of Things. 


Amazing Facts about the Internet

Following are some of the amazing facts about the internet:

  • The internet is 9110 days old today. 

  • For every minute, youTube uploads 72 hours of video.

  • The current estimate of Internet users is about 3.26 billion worldwide or less than half of the world's population.  

  • Google performs an average of about 3 billion searches per day. 

  • China's Internet population (640 million) is twice that of the  United States as a whole.

  • An Amazing fact on the internet is that If you measure the Internet in horsepower, you need 50 million horsepower to run the Internet today. 


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Conclusion

Nowadays, the internet has become a key source for people all over the world. The popularity of the Internet has exploded over the last decade. The Web is currently used for a variety of purposes, including online shopping, social networking, games, news, travel information, business,  and advertising. Social networking websites such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter have become more and more popular in recent years. People today spend a lot of time online trying to stay in touch with each other through these applications and services. 


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Global Impact of the internet


Solved Questions

1. What is HTTP?

Answer: HTTP means Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

 

2. What is a WWW?

Answer: WWW stands for World Wide Web.

FAQs on Facts of the Internet

1. What type of hardware do you need to connect the internet?

Modem, router, and network card.

2. What is the full form of the URL?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.

3. How many types of computer networks are there?

There are three types of networks LAN, WAN, and MAN.

4. What effect does the internet have?

The following is one of the positive effects of the internet: It enables effective communication to any part of the world via email and instant messaging.

5. What exactly is a home page?

A website's home page is its first page. Consider it a book's cover and table of contents combined into a single electronic page.