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Interesting Facts about the Internet You Never Knew ...

By Karen

Want to hear some interesting facts about the internet? Almost everyone uses the internet for a variety of reasons including banking, email, job searches, and entertainment. It is a worldwide broadcasting system and a medium for collaboration and interaction between people and their computers. Here are some interesting facts about the internet you need to know:

Table of contents:

  1. Deep web
  2. Users
  3. Email
  4. Twitter
  5. Internet traffic
  6. Facebook
  7. Gadgets
  8. Hackers

1 Deep Web

The deep web’s content is not indexed by standard web search engines. The data on it is one of the most interesting facts about the internet and includes:
•Records, certificates and name directories
•Password-protected and members-only sites
•Timed access pages
•Blocked digital media content
•Back-end dashboards of any type
•Two-party user-to-user communications

2 Users

Currently, about 3.2 billion people use the internet. Out of this number, 1.7 billion of those users are Asian. In China, there are treatment camps for people who are identified as internet addicts.

3 Email

The internet sends roughly 204 million emails per minute and 70 percent of them are spam.

4 Twitter

Jack Patrick Dorsey, an American computer programmer and co-founder and CEO of Twitter, was the first person to send a tweet in March 2006.

5 Internet Traffic

Most internet traffic is actually generated by bots and malware.

6 Facebook

This social networking service is wildly popular. In fact, almost half of the world’s population are internet users and nearly half of them are Facebook users.

7 Gadgets

Around 40 billion gadgets are going to be connected to the internet by the year 2020.

8 Hackers

Cybercriminals use extremely effective computer software programs to automatically detect vulnerable websites which they can hack easily. And they hack nearly 30,000 websites daily.

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