10 Fascinating Facts About the Internet

By

All of you are using the internet. However, do you know about these facts about the Internet that you're using?


1
16% to 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.

2
China has treatment camps for Internet addicts.

3
37% of the web is porn.

4
“Gangnam Style” by Psy is still the most viewed YouTube video of all time. It’s been viewed over two billion times.

5
There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.

6
When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from .yu to .me.

7
1 in 10 Americans thinks HTML --the language of web pages-- is a sexually transmitted disease.

8
Before the world wide web (the modern internet) invented in 1989, people traded ASCII porn on the internet during the ’70s and ’80s.

9
The internet accrued 50 million users in just 5 years. It took TV 13 years to do that.

10
There are 7 people in the world who hold the “key to the internet.” If in the event of a major catastrophe the internet is shut down these key holders will together be able to reboot an integral part of the system.