Since most of us can not imagine life without access to the internet, we all are addicted to some extent. But, not all of us know about many interesting facts about the internet and its usage. View more at #FactsPediaIn.
List of the most unknown Facts:
1. According to Google, the internet consisted of 5 Million Terabytes of Data way back in 2010.
Approximately 3.2 billion people use the internet. Out of this, 1.7 billion of internet users are Asians. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google search would have to wait if the internet goes down for a day.
2. China has treatment camps for internet addicts.
200 million Internet users in China are between the ages of 15 and 35. Hence, it is most like that they lose self-control. Tao Ran, director of the country’s first Internet addiction treatment clinic under a military hospital in Beijing said that 40% of those addicted to the Internet suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
3. As of Sept 2014, There are more than a billion websites on the Internet.
To add more numbers to the data, As of 20 February 2014, there were around 172 million Tumblr blogs on the web. 75.8 million Blogs and Business sites in existence are on WordPress. Moreover, more than 2 million blog posts are published every single day.
4. 30,000+ Websites are hacked every day.
We don’t want anyone’s site to get hacked up, however looking at the total number of sites on the internet; this number is pretty low. We guess webmasters and the service providers are getting more secure.
5. The internet requires 50 Million horsepower to keep running in the current state.
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.
6. About 247 billion emails are sent in a single day
Back in 2010, it was estimated that around 247 billion emails are sent in a single day. Fast forward to 2017, statistics group called Radicati Group estimates that around 269 billion emails are sent per day. Unfortunately, the majority of all them fall under the spam category.
7. Twitter was earlier known as Twttr.
Twitter was first described as an SMS-based social networking and, therefore, has a character limit of 140. The first tweet was by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006. The tweet read “just setting up my twttr.” The site has evolved a lot in the recent years and now has more than 250 million active users. There are more than 500 million tweets shared every single day.
8. 72 Hours of video contents are uploaded on YouTube Every minute.
By the time you reached this paragraph, 150+ Hours of videos have already been uploaded to YouTube. Speaking about user engagement, the massive video sharing site serves 1 Billion people every month, and an average internet user spends 4 hours every month on YouTube. Looking at such stats, Google has taken massive steps to protect copyrights of individuals by scanning over 100 years of video contents every day using complex software.
9. Around 80% of the images available on the internet are of Naked women.
The internet is pretty much attracted to naked ladies and explicit materials. We did a bit research on this, and the data seems believable. We have few more shocking stats to share with you regarding inappropriate contents. Here they are: 12% Of all existing websites online are currently NSFW.
- 1 out of every three downloads is NSFW content.
- Sunday is the day of maximum consumption.
- The online adult industry makes 3000$ a second.
10. 7 People control the whole internet.
Yes, you heard it right. There are seven people assigned to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who hold seven different keys. In the case of Catastrophe, these seven people can meet again and restore the state of Internet. There are seven more copies of the original key in case if any one of them gets misplaced or if something goes wrong.
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