1. China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.
  2. 37%
    of the web is porn.
  3. 30,000 websites are hacked every day.
  4. There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
  5. The majority of Internet traffic is not generated by humans, but bots like Google and Malware.
  6. When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from .yu to .me.
  7. A U.S. journalist faces 105 years in jail for posting a link on the web.
  8. 15%
    of American adults do not use the Internet.
  9. 1 in 10 Americans thinks HTML --the language of web pages-- is a sexually transmitted disease.
  10. Researchers are
    debating on adding
    Internet addiction
    to the list of mental disorders.
  11. The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.
  12. Over 100,000
    new dot com domains
    are registered on the web
    every day.
  13. 9 million adults in Britain have never used the internet.
  14. Psychologists examined Internet trolls and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic".
  15. 50% of Internet users will quit waiting for a video to load after 10 seconds.
  16. The Philippines has the slowest Internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region with an average speed of 3.54 Mbps.
  17. Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute.
  18. UK's Internet Porn Filter Architect was Arrested On Child Porn Offences in 2014.
  19. China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.
  20. 70%
    of all the emails sent are spam.
  21. One-third of Italians have never used the Internet.
  22. The "Fi" in "WiFi" doesn't mean anything. The creators just called it that because it rhymed with "HiFi".
  23. By the end of 1993, there were only 623 websites on the World Wide Web.
  24. 6%
    of the world's population has an Internet addiction.
  25. "LOL" used to mean "lots of love" before the Internet.
  26. Only 37.9% of people have access to the Internet once a year or more.
  27. In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right.
  28. The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.
  29. The current library at Alexandria has a copy of all the web pages on every website on the Internet since it started in 1996.
  30. If the Internet went down for a day, 196 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.
  31. Thanks to his Internet popularity, the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant.
  32. The first online transaction ever was
    Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
  33. India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S.
  34. 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.
  35. NASA's Internet connection is 13,000 times faster than The average U.S. user, at 91 gigabits per second.
  36. The man who invented pop-up ads has apologized to the world for creating one of the Internet's most hated forms of advertising.
  37. People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study found.
  38. Disconnecting people from the Internet is a human rights violation according to the United Nations.
  39. Search Engines can only access 0.03% of the Internet. The rest is known as the "deep web."
  40. In 2016, North Korea accidentally leaked its DNS data, showing they only have 28 ".kp" domains. In comparison, there are 10 million ".uk" domains.
  41. Estonia became the first nation to hold legally binding general elections over the Internet in 2005.
  42. Seven people have keys with the power to restart the World Wide Web in the event of a catastrophic event.
  43. Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie was retweeted 3.3 million times.
  44. The 1989 article that proposed the acronym LOL also suggested using ‘H' to mean ‘Huh?'
  45. The online encyclopaedia dedicated to Lego is called ‘Brickipedia'.
  46. Amazon.com sold its first book in July 1995: "Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies."
  47. Snapchat founders had tried nearly 34 projects before coming up with the social network.
  48. Netflix has been around longer than Google.
  49. Porn websites attract more visitors each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.
  50. When Facebook acquired Instagram for about $1 billion, the company had just 13 employees.
  51. "Mouse potato" is someone who spends a lot of time at a computer.
  52. The U.S. government gave Indiana University $1 million to study memes.
  53. In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that St. Isidore of Seville would be the patron saint of the Internet and computer repairmen.
  54. In Japanese, "e" can be translated to "image," and "moji" can be translated to "character", so "emoji" is literally "image character."
  55. Snapchat's mascot has name: Ghostface Chillah.
  56. The inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, has one regret: adding the double slash "//" to URLs. In retrospect, he says, it was totally unnecessary.
  57. Earl Wild, the first person to play the piano on U.S. television was also the first to stream a performance on the Internet 58 year later.
  58. At least 1 in every 10,000 people living today
    has a page about them on Wikipedia.
  59. In 1973, the entire Internet consisted of only 42 computers.
  60. A study found that over three-quarters of U.S. workers use social media at work, regardless of any rules put in place by their employers.
  61. Montana became, in 2018, the first state to make net neutrality mandatory.
  62. Netflix is responsible for 15% of global Internet traffic.
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