30 Fun Facts about the Internet

The internet has quickly become one of the most important aspects of our lives. It’s hard to imagine living without it! Here are some fun facts about the internet that you may not know:

The first website ever created was http://info.cern.ch/.

The first person to purchase something on the internet was a man, who bought a Sting CD in 1994.

The first.com domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com in 1985.

The first Google search engine query was “What is love?”

Netflix was founded in 1997, which is longer than Google has been around.

Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, who started the company out of his garage!

eBay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, who started the company as a side project while working at a consulting company.

The longest domain name registered is beatles.com, which has 60 characters in it!

The first recorded use of the @ symbol was by businessman Francesco Lapi in 1536, when he used it to sign his last name “Lapi.”

China has specialized clinics for Internet addiction.

The security of your website is a top concern for most business owners, but the reality is that 30 thousand websites get hacked every day. With constant threats from cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers alike it’s more important than ever to have an up kept online presence in order to protect yourself as well as others who may rely on these resources like customers or employees!

Imagine reaching the height of Mt. Everest and finding that you are not alone in the world anymore; there’s high-speed Internet up here too!

The internet is a busy place with bots and malware making it difficult for humans to keep up. The majority of internet traffic is not humans. The bots and malware generate most of the traffic.

In 2015, the internet came back hard on a U.S journalist who posted an article link online and got five years in prison for it!

Internet addiction is something that many people debate. Some say it’s a motivating factor in some crimes, while others feel there isn’t enough evidence to label this behavior with an official disorder and instead view Internet usage as just one more thing you can control for yourself – like your diet or exercise routine!

The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot. Fortunately for all you aspiring hackers out there, this is just one small example that your applications can go places and do things never thought possible before!

The web is a vast and ever-changing place, with over 100 thousand new dot com domains being registered every day.

Internet trolls are a fascinating and strange breed. They have been found to be “narcissistic, psychopathic, sadistic” and even bladed!

I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked. With 50% of internet users quitting their browser after 10 seconds and most people only spending 2 minutes on any given page before moving onto another site or app – this is an issue that needs solving!

While many people in China still use traditional desktop computers, there are more mobile internet users than regular landline or laptop ones.

The number of emails we receive in a day is staggering and, according to 70%, spam.

The “Fi” in WiFi has no meaning. It was called that because it rhymed with Hi-fi and we all know how much people love their music!

It’s no wonder that at the end of 1993 there were only 623 websites on this new internet thing! How many are we up to now?! It’s a little hard for me sometimes when I think about how much information has been added since then!

When the Internet came along, it turned out that “LOL” meant a whole lot more than just laughing all day. It meant “lots of love”.

Finland is a country that has always been at the forefront of new ideas and innovations. In 2010, they took it one step further by making Internet access legal for all citizens!

The seven people who have access to the keys that can restart our world wide web in case of an emergency are just waiting for their chance.

You can’t go wrong with a book that’s been on Amazon since July 1995. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies was the 1st book sold on Amazon. It is an essential read for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t quite belong in this world, or wanted to know what it would be like if their life had another ending–as long as you’re willing to accept something less than perfect.

Marques Johnson, Snapchat’s creator, had tried over thirty projects before launching the social network that eventually became one of today’s most popular applications.

There were 13 employees in the Instagram company when Facebook acquired it for $1 billion.

The Internet in 1973 was a small network of 42 computers.

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