15 Interesting facts about the internet

  1. The internet was originally designed to be a secure communication network for the US military.
  2. Of the 7 billion people on earth now 2.4 billion people use the internet.
  3. Over 8.7 billion computers are connected to the internet in 2014
  4. Every minute 72 hours of YouTube videos are uploaded
  5. 19% of married couple meet through the intent
  6. The internet is 8731 days old check it out
  7. WordPress is the most widely used CMS system and power approximately 75 million websites.
  8. The first ever email was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson to himself. However he can’t remember what he said.
  9. The first spam email was sent in 1978 by a man called Gary Thuerk and he was selling computers.
  10. Facebook was original called thefacebook
  11. 47% of all internet users have Facebook
  12. 38% of all mobile traffic is from mobile devices such as phone and tablets
  13. There are apparently 7 people in the world who possess the “key” to the internet. In an event of a major catastrophe and the internet shuts down these key holders together be able to reboot an integral part of the system.
  14. Russel Seitz a physicistdone some number crunching and predicts all the electrons moving around the internet weigh up to approximately 50 grams.
  15. The first website to ever go live was developed by Tim Berners-Lee’sthe inventor of the World Wide Web. And here it is