Monday, September 11, 2017

Did You Know?

A friend who knows I'm a sucker for trivia sent me a link to a fun article called "29 Interesting Facts About The Internet You Really Need To Know"

Some of my favorite facts: 
  • Approximately 3.2 billion people use the internet. Of those, 1.7 billion are Asians.
  • China has treatment camps for internet addicts.
  • 30,000 websites are hacked every day.
  • The first webcam was created at the University Of Cambridge to monitor the Trojan coffee pot.
  • ”Gangnam Style ” by PSY is still the most viewed videos of all time (with more than 2,840,000,000 views).
  • The first tweet was sent by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, and the first YouTube video (“Meet At Zoo”) was uploaded by Jawed Karim at 8:27 p.m. on April 23, 2005.
  • Approximately 9 Million adults in Britain and one-third of Italians have never used the internet.
  • The term ‘surfing’ the internet originated in 1992, courtesy of a New York librarian whose name was Jean Armour Polly.
  • In 2010 Finland became the first country to make the internet access a legal right.
  • Almost half of the world’s population are internet users, and nearly half of them have Facebook accounts.
  • Every minute 72 hours of YouTube video content is being uploaded.
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  1. Wow! Especially about over half the users being Asian and the addiction camps in China.