You’ve heard the term ‘surfing’ on the internet, right? Well, it originated in 1992, courtesy of a New York librarian whose name was Jean Armour Polly. Even now, the term is used quite often, but other words such as ‘browsing’ have also become a popular addition.
Interesting facts #2
7 People control the whole internet. Yes, you heard it right. There are seven people assigned to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who hold seven different keys. In the case of a Catastrophe, these seven people can meet again and restore the state of the Internet.
Interesting facts #3
30,000 websites are hacked every day. Highly effective computer software programs are used by cybercriminals to automatically detect vulnerable websites which can be hacked easily.
Interesting facts #4
With the global average Internet speed sitting at 5.6Mbps, South Korea is storming ahead as the fastest country in the world, with an average Internet speed of 26.7Mbps!
Interesting facts #5
By 2020 it is estimated there will be over 50 billion Internet-connected devices worldwide being used by 7.8 billion people – over doubling the amount of average devices per person!
Interesting facts #6
Right now 3.6 billion people are using the Internet – that’s over half the world’s population connected to the world wide web just like you are.