10 Facts about Internet You Should Know (Pt.2)

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11. Which decade really saw the explosion of the net?

The 1990s. The Internet exploded into the mainstream with the release of the first popular web browser Mosaic in 1993.

12. How fast is the Internet growing?

Very fast! It took 38 years for radio to reach 50 million users,13 years for TV, and only 5 years for the Internet. Source: CyberAtlas.com

13. Number of Internet Users and Breakdown.

The Internet is roughly 35% English, 65% Non-English with the Chinese at 14%. Yet only 13% of world's population, 812 million are Internet users as of Dec. '04. North America has the highest continental concentration with 70% of the people using the Internet.

14. Country with the highest percentage of net users?

Sweden at 75%.

15. How big is the Internet's surfing world?

Google's index now stands at over 8 billion pages. There are now over a Billion Internet Users and that number is growing rapidily.

16. What was the Net's first index called?

Archie, other than library catalogs, this was the first index created in 1989 by Peter Deutsch at McGill in Montreal. Although it spouted such others as Veronica and Jughead, Archie was short for Archiver and had nothing to do with the comic strip.

Backrub was the original name for Google! Larry Page and Sergey Brin used this term for their search engine in 1996, Google as we know it debuted in 1998. The name Google is a twist on the word Googol, a number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros.

17. Who coined the phrase 'The Web might be better than sex'?

Bob Metcalfe in 1995.

18. What does HTTP stand for?

HyperText Transfer Protocol - it's the protocol for moving files across the net; it requires two client programs. The HTTP client and the server.

19. What is HTML?

Hypertext Markup Language - it's the coded format language for transmitting and creating hypertext web pages.

20. What are your average surfing habits according to Nielsen NetRatings?

Each month you usually visit 59 domains, view 1,050 pages allocating 45 seconds for each page and spend about 25 hours doing all this net activity! Each surfing session lasts 51 minutes.


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