Internet facts

China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.

37% of the web is PORN

30,000 websites are hacked every day.

There’s high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.

The majority of Internet traffic is not generated by humans, but bots like Google and Malware.

When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from .yu to .me.

A U.S. journalist faces 105 years in jail for posting a link on the web.

15% of American adults do not use the Internet.

1 in 10 Americans thinks HTML –the language of web pages– is a sexually transmitted disease.

Researchers are debating on adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.

The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.

Over 100,000 new dot com domains are registered on the web every day.

9 million adults in Britain have never used the internet.

Psychologists examined Internet trolls and found that they are “narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic”.

50% of Internet users will quit waiting for a video to load after 10 seconds.

The Philippines has the slowest Internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region with an average speed of 3.54 Mbps.

Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute.

UK’s Internet Porn Filter Architect was Arrested On Child Porn Offences in 2014.

China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.

70% of all the emails sent are spam.

One-third of Italians have never used the Internet.

The “Fi” in “WiFi” doesn’t mean anything. The creators just called it that because it rhymed with “HiFi”.

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

6% of the world’s population has an Internet addiction.

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

Only 37.9% of people have access to the Internet once a year or more.

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

The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.

The current library at Alexandria has a copy of all the web pages on every website on the Internet since it started in 1996.

If the Internet went down for a day, 196 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.

Thanks to his Internet popularity, the child from the “Success Kid” meme made enough money to fund his dad’s kidney transplant.

The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S.

Estonian ID cards have a chip with public-private key pair used to sign documents and vote in elections via the internet. For their 2011 election, 24% of the votes were cast online.



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