Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Interesting facts about the Internet

Here are some of the interesting facts about the Internet.

  • Tim Berners Lee coined the word "World Wide Web" in the year 1990.  Many people believe that he is the person who started internet.
  • The internet is growing at a very fast rate.  It took more than 38 years for the radio to reach 50 million users,  and it took 13 years for TV to reach the same number of users, and it took only 5 years for Internet to reach 50 million users.
  • Only 13% of the world population are internet users as on December,2004.  Roughly 35% of internet users are English, 65% are non-English and 14% are Chinese.  The highest percentage of 70% internet users are from North America continent.  70% of people of North America are internet users.
  • There are nearly 8 billion pages in internet now.  Nearly 815 million surfers are there in the internet and it is growing.  67% of the users are using email and 45% are doing research and 41% are interested in getting information about products, checking news, weather etc.
  • 35% of internet users are from Asia.
  • 3 people out of 100 in Africa surf the internet.  10 people out of 100 surf internet in Asia.  38 people out of 100 surf the internet in Europe.  70 out of 100 in North America surf the Internet.  53 out of 100 surf internet in Australia.
  • Nearly 1 billion users are surfing internet every month.
  • About 18 countries in this world still do not have internet connection till now.

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