Let's Give Some Props To The Internet

Posted by Alex Willis on Jun 16, 2017 1:04:35 PM

In Internet


The internet is a wonderful place. However, we often don't care. We just want it to work when we're using it. Here are some facts that will hopefully make you give it a little more recognition.

1. Emails Sent

Internet sends approximately 204 million emails per minute and 70% of all the emails sent are spam. 2 billion electrons are required to produce a single email.

2. Internet Speed

In 2005, the broadband internet had a maximum speed of 2 Megabits per second. Today, 100Mbps download speeds are available in many parts of the country. But experts warn that science has reached its limit and fiber optics can take no more data.

3. Age of The Internet

The internet is now over 10,000 days old. If you want to keep an exact track of the counter, you can always visit here and appreciate that you have access to free information anywhere and everywhere.

4. What's The Difference?

Do you think the internet and World Wide Web mean the same thing? They are miles apart actually. The internet is a network of computers, while the World Wide Web is a bridge for accessing and sharing information across it.

5. Gadgets

It is expected that around 40 billion gadgets are going to be connected to the internet by 2020. That definitely does not sound good from a security point of view.

6. Online Dating

Online dating might sound like a dumb idea but wait till you hear the amount of revenue it is generating. According to the latest statistic, online dating generates approximately $1 billion dollars every year.

7. Surfing The Web

The queries that you search for are just a minuscule percentage of the internet and is often referred to as the ‘Surface Web’. The remaining part is called ‘Deep Web’ and it is much larger than the Surface Web.

8. Webcam

First webcam was created at the University Of Cambridge to monitor the Trojan coffee pot. A live 128×128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot was provided as the video feed.

9. Website

The world’s first website is still alive and kicking. It does not come close to being glamorous because all that’s present is text and hyperlinks but the fact that it is still running is pretty impressive.

10. Websites Hacked

30,000 websites are hacked every day. Highly effective computer software programs are used by cybercriminals to automatically detect vulnerable websites which can be hacked easily.