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System of interconnected computer networks globally that use the TCP/IP protocol

  • The technology behind the Internet first began at the MIT in the 60's.
  • The first message that was transmitted on the Internet was 'LOG'. The user attempted to type LOGIN, but the network was crashed after he typed the letter G.
  • The term 'World Wide Web' (WWW) is coined by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990.
  • JCR Licklider is referred to as the father of Internet. Vinton Gray Cerf is the founding father of Internet who played a key role in developing the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Google estimates that the Internet today has data worth 5 million tera bytes in size. Google has indexed 200 TB or 0.004% of the total.
  • FTP and Email even before the Internet evolved.
  • 234 million websites and 126 million blogs are registered.
  • 17,000 domains are added to the Internet every day.
  • 2.8% of the world population is online.
  • 19% of Internet users are from the United States of America
  • America makes up 76.2% of the World's internet population.
  • 75% of the population of Sweden are connected to Internet.
  • 1 billion users around the world surf the Internet every month.
  • Among the continents Asia tops the list with 389 million internet surfers every month.
  • 18 countries in the world still doesn't have internet connectivity
  • Teenagers spend an approximate 31 hours online every week on average.
  • 50 million tweets are sent everyday, with 600 tweets per second.
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