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Cool Fact #1
The modern World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Perhaps royalty does recognize greatness because remember, Anthony Hopkins was knighted too.
Cool Fact #2
Approximately 3.2 billion people use the internet. Out of this, 1.7 billion of internet users are Asians. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google search would have to wait if the internet goes down for a day.
Cool Fact #3
The internet is now 10,000+ days old. If you want to keep an exact track of the counter, you can always visit here and appreciate that you have access to free information anywhere and everywhere.
Cool Fact #4
4 Billion out of the 7 Billion people on earth are already online. InternetLiveStats (ILS) monitors the active state of the internet, and as at October 2018, there are 4,045,421,895 users on the web. This is expected to grow even more by the year 2020.
Cool Fact #5
The world’s first website is still online. The first website created was info.cern.ch, and it is still online. It’s a basic HTML site, and the page contains a few lines of text. The page was written with the help of the first version of HTML.
Cool Fact #6
Let us bring some science into the equation; it takes around 2 billion electrons to produce a single email. Now imagine millions of emails being sent in a single day. That’s definitely a lot of electrons to be playing around with.
Cool Fact #7
Back in 2010, it was estimated that around 247 billion emails are sent in a single day. Fast forward to 2017, statistics group called Radicati Group estimates that around 269 billion emails are sent per day. Unfortunately, the majority of all them fall under the spam category.
Cool Fact #8
The first ever email was sent in 1971. The email was sent by Ray Tomlinson (US programmer) who invented the email system. The “@” symbol was used to signify that the email was sent to a person and not a dumb machine (computer). Sad that he doesn’t remember the exact message he sent back then.