10 facts about the Internet, about which few people know
emoticons for more than thirty years
The first was the ubiquitous smiley symbol that spoke of the fun, playful tone expelled posts. Its author is considered to be an American computer scientist Scott Fahlman, who first sent emoticon in a message to the Internet in 1982.
The first site is still on the network
You can still get in on the very first site created in the Swiss CERN. The site was not available for many years, but it was restored in the past year.
Internet in the clouds
During the ascent to Mount Everest, you can enjoy high-speed access (LTE) network. Moreover, the Internet is available, even on top of the highest mountain in the world.
See all the videos on YouTube is not possible to
Every minute on YouTube appears approximately one hundred hours of new video content. To see all the movies that have added to this site only for one day, you'll need more than sixteen years.
appeared thanks ... coffee Webcam
The first ever webcam has been installed in the University of Cambridge in 1991 on ... coffee machine. Thanks to her university workers to spy on whether their coffee welded or not. Laziness - the engine of progress. A device that records an image with a resolution of 128x128 pixels, connected to the network in 1993 year. Eight years later, the famous coffee was sold at an online auction for a sum of about 204 000 rubles.
How many people in the world has access to the Internet?
Even this year, access to the network will have three billion people, almost half the population of our planet. 2, 4 billion people use the Internet on mobile devices.
Keys from the Internet
It sounds almost unbelievable: in the world there are seven very carefully selected people who hold so-called "keys to the Internet." This e-cards containing the code that allows you to literally restart the entire Internet. In the case of a global hacker attack "guard Internet" will be immediately taken to a military base in the US, where they activate their keys and then the global network will be disabled.
The first advertisement on the Internet
The first banner ad appeared on the network in 1994 as part of a campaign of telecommunications giant, AT & T company.
The rapidly growing popularity of
Four years after the invention of the Internet to use about 50 million people. For comparison, the creation of such an audience phone users took 75 years, Radio - 38 years TV - 13 years, and the game Angry Birds, attention, only 35 days.
Tons of spam
Worldwide, there are nearly four billion active email accounts. Daily they sent about 190 billion messages. According to studies, 80 percent of these messages can be simple spam. Also interesting is the history of the appearance of the word spam, which originates from the name of the brand of canned meat "Spam", which became known for its annoying ads.