Amazing facts of Internet

1. Internet in India was started by vsnl on 15 August 1995.


#2. About 3.2 billion people use the Internet. Of these, 1.7 billion Internet users are Asian.

#3. It is estimated that about 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches will have to wait if the Internet goes down for a day.

#4. Every day 30,000 websites are hacked. Highly effective computer software programs are used by cybercriminals to automatically detect unsafe websites that can be easily hacked.

#5. When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name changed from .yu to .me.

#6. People in the Internet send about 204 million emails per minute and 70% of all emails sent are spam. It takes 2 billion electrons to generate an email.

#7. To post a link on the web, a U.S. The journalist faces 105 years in prison.

#8. The first webcam to check the status of a coffee pot was built in Cambridge.


#9. More than 100,000 new dot com domains are registered on the web every day.

#10. 50% of internet users wait 10 seconds for the video to load.

11. By the end of 1993, there were only 623 websites on the World Wide Web.

#12. 6% of the world’s population is addicted to the Internet.

#13. “LOL” used to mean “lots of love” before the Internet.

#14. In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.

#15. US There are more people using the internet in India than the entire population of India.


#16. The US government gave Indiana University $1 million to study memes.

#17. In Japanese, “e” means “image” and “moji” means “character”, so the word “emoji” means “image character”.

#18. NASA’s Internet connection is 13,000 times faster than the average American user at 91GB per second.

#19. The man who invented pop-up advertising has apologized to the world for making it one of the internet’s most hateful advertising forms.

#20. People who spend a lot of time on the Internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study has found.

21. Disconnecting people from the Internet is a human rights violation according to the United Nations.


#22. Search engines can only reach 0.03% of the Internet. Rest of the website is in the form of “deep web”.

#23. In 2016, North Korea accidentally leaked their DNS data, showing that they only have 28 “.kp” domains compared to 10 million “.uk” domains.

#24. In 2005, Estonia became the first nation to have legally binding general elections on the Internet.

#25. Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscar selfie has been retweeted 3.41 million times.

#26. The online encyclopaedia dedicated to Lego is called ‘Brickipedia’.


#27. sold its first book, “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies”, in July 1995.

#28. Snapchat founders tried about 34 projects before coming up with the social network.

#29. Porn websites attract more visitors each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.

#30. When Facebook acquired Instagram for about $1 billion, the company had only 13 employees.

31. “Mouse potato” is called a person who spends a lot of time on a computer.


#32. The name of the Snapchat mascot is: Ghostface Chillah

#33. The inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, has one regret: adding the double slash “//” to URLs, he says, was completely unnecessary.

#34. Earl Wilde, the first person to play the piano on American television, was also the first to perform on the Internet after 58 years.

#35. In 1973, the entire Internet consisted of only 42 computers.

#36. Google processes more than 6,586,013,574 search queries worldwide. 15% of those questions have never been searched on Google before.

#37. 63% of all search ads will be based on mobile in 2018, with 27% more money being spent on all types of mobile advertising.

#38. Long blog posts generate 9x more leads than short posts.

#39. Youtube is India’s No.1 Video Streaming App.


#40. More than two million blog posts are published on the Internet every day.

41. 81% of online consumers trust the information found on blogs. 61% U.S. Online consumers make purchases based on blog recommendations.

#42. 80% of people ignore Google ads.

#43. The top five most popular domain name extensions are currently: .com (129.2 million), .cn (21.4 million), .tk (19.1 million), .de (16.2 million), and .net (15.1 million) .

#44. Overall, there are approximately 331.9 million domain name registrations around the world, and that number has grown exponentially at around 6.7% each year.

#45. is the most expensive domain name ever. It sold for $872 million.

#46. The world’s first website was published by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee on August 6, 1991.

#47. 29.2% of all websites on the Internet are powered by WordPress, the open source content management system.


#48. 51.3% of all websites on the Internet do not use a content management system.

#49. The most prominent sites that use WordPress are The New York Times, Forbes, and Facebook Blog.

#50. Sites that land on the first page of Google search results have an average page load speed of less than 2000 milliseconds.

51. Using videos of products increases their likelihood of purchasing a product by 144%.

#52. The average B2B buyer is under the age of 35.

#53. 80% of all internet users have a mobile phone.

#54. People spend 89% of their mobile media time on apps and 11% on websites.


#55. Infographics are liked and shared on social media 3 times more than any other type of content.

#56. Top brands on Instagram are seeing engagement rates per follower of 4.21%, which is 58 times higher on Facebook and 120 times higher on Twitter.

#57. Facebook currently has 2.07 billion users.

#58. Twitter has 33 million monthly active users.

#59. Instagram has 800 million users.

#60. LinkedIn has 467 million users.

61. People spend an average of 2 hours and 15 minutes on social media networks.

#62. More than 200 million people use Instagram stories every month.

#63. 73% of cyber attacks are done for economic reasons.


#64. Globally, cybercrime is the second most commonly reported crime.

#65. 1 in every 131 emails contains malware.

#66. In China, camps are organized for the treatment of Internet addicts.

#67. The first common use of www (World Wide Web) took place on 6 August 1991.

#68. Mosaic was the first graphical web browser.

#69. Raymond Tomlinson is called the father of e-mail.

#70. The world’s first email was sent by Raymond Tomlinson in 1971.

#71. Justin Hall started Personal Blogging in 1994. He is called the father of personal blogging.

#72. Facebook is the world’s No.1 Social Networking which was started in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.

#73. Alibaba is the fifth largest Internet company in the world by revenue.

#74. Bluetooth Jaap Haartsen Bluetooth was first developed in 1994 by Jaap Haartsen. who was working on the radio system at Ericsson at that time

#75. 97% of users in India access the internet from mobile.

#76. The number of internet users in India is 627 million in 2019.

#77. The number of active users of Facebook in 2019 is 627 million.

#78. In 2019, the number of active users of Youtube is 265 million.


#79. On an average, every Indian spends 67 minutes watching videos.

#80. On an average, 2.30 hours are spent in social media in India.


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