30 Fun and Interesting Facts about the Internet


It’s official that almost everyone today is using Internet more than any other means of entertainment. Everyone and their mother and even their mother’s mother are on Facebook or Twitter. But how much do we really know about the Internet?

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Let’s take a look at some interesting internet facts and cool information about the WWW with these fun internet facts you probably never saw or heard before.

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1. Every day around 30,000 websites are hacked.

2. 37% of the Internet is PORN

3. The bulk of Internet traffic is not created by humans, but bots such as Malware and Google.

4. Researchers are considering adding Internet addiction in the list of mental disorders.

5. The first webcam was made to check status of a coffee pot in Cambridge.

6. Every day over 100,000 new .com domains get registered on the web.

7. Approximately 9 million adults in Britain have not used the internet EVER!

8. After just 10 seconds, 50% of users quit waiting for a video to load on the internet.

9. Internet users send 204 million emails every minute.

10. WordPress, has about 63 million blogs, however it is not the largest blog provider. Tumblr.com powers 102 Million, Livejournal has 63 million and Weebly reports more than 12 million blogs.

11. 81% of emails sent on the Internet are considered to be spam.

12. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile number ID is 4.

13. The first YouTube video called “Me at the zoo,” was uploaded on April 23rd, 2005

14. To retrieve an answer, a single Google query makes use of 1000 computers in 0.2 seconds.

15. 16 to 20% of Google searches everyday have never been Googled before.

16. More than 500 million tweets are sent daily on the Internet.

17. Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of WWW was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

18. “Insurance” is the most expensive keyword in Google AdWords.

19. The Amazon logo is representing that you can find everything from A to Z (look at the arrow).interesting facts about the internet
20. The latest version of IP addresses i.e. IPv6, can provide 100 IP addresses for every single atom on the planet.

21. Even today AOL brings $600 million per year through dial up Internet subscriptions.

22. Internet took 4 years to reach 50 million people; on the other hand it took 38 years for radio, and 13 years for television to reach that much audience.

23. The Internet needs around 50 million horsepower in electricity

24. Over 2.4 billion of the 7 billion people on earth use the Internet.

25. At present more than 8.7 billion machines are connected to the Internet.

26. 72 hours of YouTube video is uploaded in every 60 seconds.

27. There are roughly 1158 photos uploaded on Instagram, 1438 calls made on Skype and 85,500 videos watched on Youtube every second.

28. In China treatment camps have started for internet addicts.

29. Gangnam Style is still the most watched videos with more than 2,450,000,000 views.

30. There are more than 227 million websites, with 65 billion web pages according to Netcraft.

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