Internet Fun Facts

  1. Tim Berners-Lee is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web as we know it today.
  2. Garfield the cartoon cat once offered a free email service at Google literally had to buy the Gmail domain from Garfield.
  3. YouTube’s copyright-checking software scans over 100 years of video every day.
  4. The first-ever webcam was used to watch a pot of coffee.
  5. “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.”
  6. One in six marriages today occur because the couple met online.
  7. The entire World Wide Web used to be just one computer.
  8. 55% of Americans 45-54 have a profile on a social networking site
  9. Facebook users send an average of 31.25 million messages and view 2.77 million videos every minute.
  10. Twitter has approximately 347,222 “tweets” per minute.
  11. Each minute, Instagram users post a combined 48,611 photos, and they like 1.73 million posts.
  12. 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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