Internet Facts

Surprising Internet Facts

Do you know the following surprising internet facts?

There are many unknown and interesting facts about the internet. Read some of the ones we have found online below.


  1. Currently, the most visited website is Google. But did you know that ten years ago it was Myspace and AOL that was making history?
  2. Google uses an estimated 15 billion kWh of electricity each year, more than most countries. However, Google generates a lot of their own power with solar panels.

Online Dating

  1. Online dating generates over one billion dollars each year.

The Internet

  1. The internet weighs as much as one strawberry.
  2. Bill Gates was reported to have said that an internet browser was ‘a trivial piece of software’ – however, he later launched the most famous web browser Internet Explorer.
  3. You can fit the whole Internet on just 200 million Blu-Ray disks.
  4. Of the 2 billion+ people who connect on the internet, only 40 million of them speak English.
  5. There are approximately 11 countries in the world who still do not access the internet.
  6. Archie was the world’s first internet search engine – it was used as a tool for indexing FTP archives which allowed people to find specific files.
  7. Jean Armour Polly coined the term ‘surfing the internet’ in 19992.
  8. Although anyone can launch a website, the majority of the top 100 websites are run by corporations – with the only big exception being Wikipedia
  9. To copy the entire internet to a disc, it would take over one billion DVDs.


  1. The internet and web are commonly mistaken for the same thing – the internet refers to networking infrastructure that connects millions of machines across the world. The WWW is the collection of text pages, files, music and digital photographs which users can access over the internet.
  2. In March 1989, British engineer and scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for what would become the World Wide Web – he uploaded the first photo on the web in 1992 which was an image of the CERN house band Les Horribles Cernettes.
  3. The launch of the Mosaic web browser in 1993 has been considered the turning point in the history of the www. The graphical browser was developed by a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.
  4. The web has a huge environmental impact as it is largely powered by big serve farms located around the world that require massive quantities of electricity for computers.


  1. Every month, over a billion people, watch videos on YouTube which averages to 4 hours each per month.

Miscellaneous Internet Facts

  1. About a third of all internet searches are for pornography – around 65% of all pictures on the net are of naked women. At any given time there are about 28,000 internet users watch X rated videos.

Please note: These internet facts been sourced from multiple locations on the net and may not be 100% accurate.

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