- Tim Berners-Lee is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web as we know it today.
- Garfield the cartoon cat once offered a free email service at Gmail.com. Google literally had to buy the Gmail domain from Garfield.
- YouTube’s copyright-checking software scans over 100 years of video every day.
- The first-ever webcam was used to watch a pot of coffee.
- “Internet” is short for a longer term. In 1974, the word “internet” first appeared in the “Internet Transmission Control Program” booklet as a shortening of the term “internetworking” or “inter-system networking.”
- One in six marriages today occur because the couple met online.
- The entire World Wide Web used to be just one computer.
- 55% of Americans 45-54 have a profile on a social networking site
- Facebook users send an average of 31.25 million messages and view 2.77 million videos every minute.
- Twitter has approximately 347,222 “tweets” per minute.
- Each minute, Instagram users post a combined 48,611 photos, and they like 1.73 million posts.
- An average of 300 hours of YouTube video are uploaded every minute, and that number increased by 50 percent year over year in 2014.
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