Today, the Internet is 8,874 days old. Check HowOldIsTheInter.net to keep up to date.
The first registered domain was symbolics.com.
The first website to ever go online was on August 6, 1991 and is still online.
People who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter will use 10% of their entire life time on these sites.
Researchers are debating on adding Internet Addiction to the list of Mental Disorder.
China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
Nowadays we have Mozilla Firefox & Internet Explorer but the very first widely popular web browser was Mosaic which was available from 1993 and discontinued in 1997.
There are 7 people in the world who hold the “key to the internet.” If in the event of a major catastrophe the internet is shut down these key holders will together be able to reboot an integral part of the system.
The “@” symbol was used to signify that the message was sent to a person instead of a machine.
A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
19% of married couples meet online, making it the most successful method for meeting the “one.”
16% to 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.
This is the NeXT computer that Tim Berners-Lee used to create the World Wide Web:
This is what Google looked like in 2004...
And this is Facebook in 2004...
Over 100,000 new dot com domains are registered on the web every day
More than 30,000 websites are hacked everyday!
Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute
Of which 70% of emails are spam.
The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.
The Internet Requires Approximately 50 Million Horsepower in Electricity
The current library at Alexandria has a copy of all the web pages on every website on the Internet since it started in 1996.
Over 8.7 Billion Machines Are Currently Connected to the Internet.