Internet Trivia

Funning And Interesting Internet Trivia And Facts

Below are some funny and interesting internet trivia facts! Please note that this information has been sourced from multiple locations on the internet and may not be 100% accurate.

Business Names

The famous sites of Amazon, eBay and Twitter nearly had different names. Amazon was to be named ‘Cadabra’, eBay was to be known as ‘echobay’ and Twitter was almost ‘Jitter’!

E-books

Amazon was originally a printed book seller company, they now sell more e-books than printed books.

Internet Usage

The Internet is comprised of billions of gadgets – computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers, car GPS units, wireless routers, wristwatches and even refrigerators. The number of gadgets is expected to grow to 15 billion by 2015, and to exceed 40 billion by 2020.

An estimated 65% of Americans watch TV and use the Internet simultaneously.

It is estimated that there are around 8.7 billion electronic devices (this includes computers, laptops, phones, tablets etc) connected to the Internet. This requires a substantial amount of electricity to run the system for even one day. Estimates from Russell Seitz and Michael Stevens reveal that 50 million brake horsepower worth of electrical power is required to keep the Internet running.

Online activity

The first-ever website is still online.

The most popular online activity is email, closely followed by instant messaging.

Google’s index hosts about 8 billion pages.

There are more devices (such as computers, laptops, phones, servers etc) connected to the Web than living human beings.

70% of virus writers work under contract for organized crime syndicates.

In the West, the average “digital birth” is around 6 months old – this is the age at which a child first has an online presence.  This occurs as parents email pictures to their friends of their new baby and posts photos online.

Garfield the cat once offered a free email service.

About one of every eight married coupled in the US met online in 2011.

Currently, there are more women going online than men. However, before 2000, there were more male users online.

The first-ever webcam was deployed at Cambridge University computer lab – and it was used to watch a pot of coffee!

YouTube

YouTube serves a billion videos every day.

Every minute about 70 hours of YouTube video is uploaded. Of those 70 hours, most of the videos are about cats, Harlem Shake dance moves, and many other inane things that are of very little interest.

Other Internet Trivia

80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women.

There are about five porn pages for every ‘normal page’.

There are more devices (such as computers, laptops, phones, servers etc) connected to the Web than living human beings.

 

This odd and unusual internet trivia has been sourced from the internet and compiled into a blog for your interest by Affordable Computer Repairs and Service, a multi-skilled business providing quality computer repairs and IT services in Brisbane.

Internet Trivia

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