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18 Interconnected Facts About The Internet
The internet is a boon to mankind. Today’s generation cannot do without it. Although this internet was researched by the US government in 1960’s, to build robust, fault-tolerant communication via computer networks, its services and technologies had been incorporated into virtually every aspect of modern life only in the 2000’s.
Here we bring you some astonishing facts on the internet that few very will be aware of.
In China, you will be sent to the de-addiction camp for recovery of addiction, from browsing the internet.
High Above With Wifi
Thinking of hiking the Mt. Everest? Now, there is high-speed internet service available on the way up to Mount Everest. Now, you can check your weather updates and also post your stunning selfies online.
It’s Me, Not Yu
After becoming independent from the former Yugoslavia, Montenegro changed their domain from .yu to .me.
You might be surprised to know there are about 15% of the American population are surviving without the internet. Can you imagione? It means no netflix, apps, amazon or candycrush.
Most of the Americans assume HTML is a sexually transmitted disease. Only a few are aware of HTML, being a programming language used to build web pages.
Behind The Screen
The trolls on the internet are made by people who are “narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic,” as observed by Psychologists.
The UK’s internet porn filter architect was arrested on child porn offenses in 2014.
China has the highest phone internet users, as they find it more flexible and easy to use in par with laptops and desktops.
If the internet ever goes down for a day, it will stall approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches.
The Most Viewed
PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video has garnered about 2,840,000,000 views making it the most viewed video. So, about one-third of the world’s population have watched that video.
The internet is 10,000+ days old. If you ever need to check, visit howoldistheinter.net.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the modern World Wide Web was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
The internet was first included into legal rights by Finland, in 2010.
The Famous Book
Facebook over a billion profile pictures, and even more status updates! That shows nearly half of internet users have Facebook accounts.
YouTube has about 72 hours of video content uploaded every minute. Imagine the storage space Youtube would require.
The Key Holders
There is “Key Ceremony” in which a group of 14 people (equally divided into two groups) meet four times a year. These 14 people are from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and are responsible for assigning numerical ID’s to websites and computers. They then translate the ID’s into the normal web addresses that people type into their browsers. They are the main force who control the way we navigate the Internet.
Among the 3.2 billion people who use the internet, 1.7 billion of them are Asians.
You Have Company
There are about 30,000,000 unique visitors who are viewing porn at any time of the day worldwide.