10 interesting facts about the Internet

10 interesting facts about the Internet

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Today the press reported that Russia may be disconnected from the global network. In this regard, we decided to tell you 10 interesting facts about the Internet that you might not know about.

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10 interesting facts about the Internet

1. Emoticons are over thirty years old.

The first commonly used emoticon was the symbol :-) which spoke of the cheerful, playful tone of the message sent. Its author is considered to be the American computer scientist Scott Fahlman, who first sent a smiley face in a message to the Internet in 1982. (Photo: Casey Fleser / flikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

2. It is impossible to watch all videos on YouTube.

About a hundred hours of new videos appear on YouTube every minute. It will take you over sixteen years to watch all the films that were added to this site in just one day. (Photo: Rego Korosi / flikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

3. The very first site is still online.

Website making is no longer unusual, but you can still enter the very first web page, created in 1990 at the Swiss research center CERN. The site has not been available for years but was rebuilt last year.

10 interesting facts about the Internet

4. Internet under the clouds.

While climbing Mount Everest, you can enjoy high-speed (LTE) access to the network. Moreover, the Internet is available even at the top of the highest mountain in the world. (photo by Stefan Perneborg / flikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

5. The webcam appeared thanks to ... coffee.

The first-ever webcam was installed at the University of Cambridge in 1991 on ... a coffee machine. Thanks to her, university employees could spy on whether their coffee was brewed or not. Laziness is the engine of progress :-) The device, which recorded an image with a resolution of 128x128 pixels, was connected to the network in 1993. Eight years later, the famous coffee maker was sold at an online auction for about 204,000 rubles. (Photo: mofetos / flikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

6. How many people in the world have access to the Internet?

This year, three billion people will have access to the network, that is, almost half of the world's population. 2.4 billion people use the Internet on mobile devices. (Photo: 123 RF).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

7. Keys to the Internet.

It sounds almost unbelievable: there are seven very carefully selected people in the world who hold the so-called "keys to the Internet." These are electronic cards containing a cipher that allows you to literally reboot the entire Internet. In the event of a global hacker attack, the "guards of the Internet" will be immediately taken to a military base in the United States, where they activate their keys and then the global network will be disabled. (Photo: Brenda Clarke / flikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

8. The first advertising on the Internet.

The first banner ad appeared on the web in 1994 as part of a campaign by telecommunications giant AT&T. (Photo: Michael Sauersflikr.com).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

9. Rapidly growing popularity.

Four years after the invention of the Internet, about 50 million people were using it. For comparison, it took 75 years to create such an audience of phone users, radio - 38 years, TVs - 13 years, and Angry Birds games, attention, only 35 days. (Photo: 123 RF).

10 interesting facts about the Internet

10. Tons of spam.

There are nearly four billion active email inboxes worldwide. About 190 billion messages are sent from them every day. Studies have shown that 80 percent of these messages may be plain spam. Also interesting is the history of the emergence of the word spam, which originates from the name of the trademark of canned meat "Spam", which has become famous for its annoying advertising. (Photo: epSos .de / flikr.com).

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