Oh, the great world wide web – how we adore this beautiful invention by man. Bare in mind, over 3.2 billion people use the internet, with 500 million tweets being sent everyday. It’s fair to say, we as the human race are silent addicts to the digital world.
Here is a collection of the wackiest facts, we could muster up about the internet:
- The world’s first ever website is still active today – http://info.cern.ch/
In 1991, CERN published its website, that informed audiences on how to set up a server, and dealing with hypertext-based projects, and the site is still growing strong in 2018.
- Nearly 30,000 websites are hacked per day
Cybercriminals use specialised software programs designed to target vulnerable websites, which are susceptible to hacking.
- Twitter was called Twttr before
Our favourite social media application was considered an SMS-based networking site, which explains its character limit. Jack Dorsery is considered the first tweeter – sending the first tweet on March 21st 2006.
- Most Expensive Adword is Insurance
According to research study on keywords conducted by WordStream, the most expensive Adword keyword is Insurance – costing $50 per click.
- The first ever email was sent in 1971
In 1971, Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of the email system sent an email to himself, and legend has it, that he does not remember what he wrote exactly.
- $243 is spent on average per year on online dating
Lovers who are seeking companionship on the internet, are said to have spent an average of $243 per year – I think the old fashioned way is far more profitable and tad more cheaper.
- In 5 years, the internet reached a user count of 50 million users.
When in comparison to other popular mediums of communication, the internet has trumped its forefathers quite comfortably. With Television requiring 13 years, and Radio taking over 38 years to reach the same amount.
- Over 5000 domain names are registered every hour
What is crazy to know, although the large influx of registered domain names is apparent, still over 75% of domain names are not live. Let’s just say, there’s been mass domain hoarding on the internet – no wonder, no one can never find the perfect domain name.
- AOL is still active, with over 2.58 million users.
AOL is so 90’s, but a large user count of people are still using their service today.
- GIF’s were invented in 1987
GIF’s rule twitter, and trump memes any day. But did you know, the format was invented in 1987, by Steve Wilke, an engineer at Compuserve.
Written & Conceptualised by Sheikh Aminur Rahman