Interesting Facts about Internet

Did you Know.....?

1. Google Estimates the Internet has about 5 Million Terabytes of Data (1TB = 1024GB).


Google, the largest Index of the Internet in the world, has indexed 200 Terabytes or 0.04% of the Total.
You could fit the whole Internet on just 200 million Blu-Ray disks.

2. Ray Tomlinson was the first person on records to have sent an Email. His email address was: tom-linson@bbn.tenexa.

He had invented this software that allowed messages to be sent between computers. He is also credited with the use of the @ in email addresses.

3. Yahoo started out as "Jerry and David's guide to the world Wide Web".

Jerry Yang and David Filo were Ph.D. candidates at Stanford in 1994 when they started the site.

4. 247 Billion Emails are sent everyday (81% are Spams).

5. Teenagers spend on Average 31 hours online every week.

6. There are 234 Million Websites and 126 Million Blogs.

7. Facebook has more than 6 Million Page Views per minute.

8. 20 hours of video from around the world are uploaded to Youtube every minute.

The first ever YouTube video was uploaded on April 23rd 2005, by Jawed Karim (one of the founders of the site) and was 18 seconds long, entitled "Me at the zoo".

9. The inspiration for the brand name Yahoo! Came from a word made up by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver's Travels. A Yahoo was a person who was ugly and not a human in appearance.

10. Google's original homepage had a simple design, since its founders were not experienced in HTML, the language for designing web pages.

In fact, the Submit Button was a later addition and initially, hitting the RETURN Key was the only way to burst Google into life.

11. A NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee was the world's First web server.

Tim Berners Lee

12. The development of standards for the World Wide Web is managed by the W3C or the World Wide Web consortium.

The W3C was founded in October, 1994 and headed by Tim Berners-Lee.

13. The "www" part of a web site ( is optional and is not required by any web policy or standard.

14. One million Domain Names are registered every month.

15. All three letter word combinations from to are already registered as domain names.

16. It took the Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users. Radio took 38 years while TV made it in 13 years.

17. Domain registration was Free until the National Science foundation decided to change this on September 14th, 1995.

18. Employees at Google are encouraged to use 20 per cent of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.

19. April 30, 1993 is an important date for the Web because on that day, CERN announced that anyone may use WWW technology freely.

20. The term Internet and World Wide Web are often used in every-day speech without much distinction. However, the Internet and the World Wide Web are not one and the same.

The Internet is a global data communications system. It is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides connectivity between computers.

In contrast, the Web is one of the services communicated via the Internet. It is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs.

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