Observations on Internet usage and interesting Internet Facts:
- The Internet is more than 40 years old.
- In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase ‘World Wide Web’ (www).
- Mosaic, the first web browser arrived in 1993.
- 18 countries still do not have Internet access.
- Less than 20% of the world’s population surf the Internet.
- 70% of Internet users are men while 30% are women.
- Roughly, there are around 15 billion devices connected to the Internet.
- Every 10 seconds there is a cybercrime committed.
- The late 80s experienced the first Internet worms that crippled thousands of computers.
- The first advertising banner on the Internet was put up in 1994.
- The first speech recognition software called ‘Hearsay’ was developed in 1971 in India.
- Current microprocessors contain about 10 million transistors.
- 1,693,000 terabytes of information is created and stored every year.
- The first hard disk drive could hold just 5MB worth of data.
- The Internet Will Carry Exabytes, Perhaps Zettabytes, of Content.
- Internet traffic will grow to 44 exabytes per month by 2012, more than double what it is today. The exaflood refers to the rapidly increasing amount of data that is being transferred over the Internet.
- Xu Jinglei, a Chinese actress has the most popular blog in the world.
- 80% of the pictures on the Internet are of naked women.
- The QWERTY keyboard layout is around 130 years old.
- The first mouse was made of wood.
- It took www 5 years to reach an audience of 50 million, the same milestone was achieved by TV and radio in 13 and 38 years respectively (Source – Morgan Stanley).
- Your cellphone that you use to connect to the Internet now, is a million times cheaper, a hundred times smaller, and a thousand times more powerful than a computer 40 years back (read: Internet Turns 40).
- The number of mobile broadband subscribers is exploding. The number of mobile subscribers will increase by 85 percent each year for 3G, WiMAX and other higher-speed data networking technologies. There were 257 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2009. There will be 2.5 billion by 2014.
- More Services Will Be in the Cloud
- An Internet user blinks less than 10 times a minute, 20 being the average for a normal person.
- There are 32 countries with more than 10 million Internet users.
- The estimated world population in 2009 was 6,767,805,208. The estimated number of Internet users on December 2000 was 360,985,492. The latest data shows the current number of Internet users at 1,802,330,457. The penetration of the Internet into the population is 26.6 percent. The growth of Internet users from 2000 to 2009 was 399.3 percent.
- In 2010, there are 1.8 billion Internet users and a world population of 6.7 billion. In 2020, it is estimated that there will be five billion Internet users.
- The Internet Will be a Network of Things, Not Computers
- Today, the Internet has 575 million host computers. Expect billions of sensors on buildings and bridges to be connected to the Internet by 2020.
- The Internet Will be Wireless.
- Cloud computing is leveraging third-party computing capability over the network to cut costs, increase scale, improve agility and access best practices. Cloud computing will generate more than $45.4 billion in revenue by 2015.
- The Internet Will Be Greener
- Lack of built-in network management techniques is one of the biggest weaknesses in today’s Internet. There will be automated ways to self diagnose, track events and reboot systems as well as finer-grained data collection in 2010.
- The Internet Won’t Rely on Always-On Connectivity
- Researchers are looking into communications techniques that can tolerate delays or can forward communications from one user to another in an opportunistic fashion, particularly for mobile applications. There’s even research going on related to an inter-planetary Internet protocol which would bring a whole new meaning to the idea of delay-tolerant networking.
- Pornography Time Statistics, Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography,Every second – 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography ,Every second – 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines, Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States.
- The Internet Will Attract More Hackers
- In 2010, more hackers will be attacking the Internet because more critical infrastructure like the electric grid will be online. Among hacking incidents in 2009, 57 percent were in North America, 23 percent were in Europe, 6 percent were in Asia, 4 percent were in the Middle East, 2 percent were in South America, 2 percent were in Australia and 6 percent were in New Zealand.
- In 2007, there were 0.6 million new malicious code threats.
- In 2008, there were 1.6 million malicious new code threats.
Internet Facts for Kids:
- 4 out of every 6 kid’s parents have little or no idea what their kid surfs on the Internet.
- Kids who use the net do so for an average for an hour everyday.
- 87% of kids aged 12 to 17 use the Internet in the United States.
- 40% teenagers receive a request online for personal information.
- Over 15% children in the United States are confronted by a stranger online, for some reason or the other.
Internet Statistics by Country/Continent:
- The top 10 countries on the Internet together have 1.17 billion Internet users. That’s 65% of all Internet users in the world.
- The top 20 countries on the Internet together have 1.47 billion Internet users. That’s just under 82% of all Internet users.
- Continent Usage
- Asia 38%
- Europe 29%
- North America 21%
- South America 8%
- Africa 3%
- Australia 1%
Dotcom (.com) Facts:
- The dotcom has turned 25 this year, and was actually a short form for commerce as it was initially set up for the use of e-commerce websites.
- There are 11.9 million e-commerce and online business websites, 4.3 million entertainment sites, 3.1 million finance-related sites, and 1.8 million sports sites.
- The first dotcom company was Symbolics.
- Initially, .cor was decided, but later .com was finalized to be used.
- As we speak, there are about 250 million websites, out of which 80 million are .com.
- All through the 1980s, just around a 100 dotcoms were registered, while in the 90s around 20 million came into existence. In the last 10 years, nearly 60 million dotcoms have been registered.
- http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest website name online.
- The world’s most expensive dotcom is insure.com which was sold for $16 million.
- 53 billion requests for websites including dotcoms are logged every day.
- The most popular word used in domain names is ‘home’ (1.2 million & counting).
- The dotcom domain is now a stage for a $400 billion annual economic activity.
- There are nearly 4 million domain names that are registered each month
According to Nielsen NetRatings
- The average person each month usually visits 59 domains(website URL’s),
- Views 1,050 pages averaging 45 seconds for each page,
- and spend about 25 hours a month doing this!
- Each surfing session lasts approximately 51 minutes.
- TV-based Internet video receivers and connected consumer electronics platforms will drive transactional revenues for premium Internet video services past $6 bln. U.S. consumers will spend over $6 bln for Internet video services by 2013, with direct-to-TV videos accounting for 75% of that revenue, according to Parks Associates.
This 31 infographic explores INTERNETFacts & Figures (history & statistics):
1- Infographic – How The Internet Works
2- Infographic – History of the Internet
3- Infographic – The Internet
4- Video JESS3 / The State of The Internet – Vídeo
5- Infographic – Internet_In_2020
6 – Infographic – Internet Statistics
7 – Infographic – State Of The Internet 2009
8- Infographic – A day in the Internet
9- Infographic – Are We Addicted to the Internet
10- Infographic – How different age groups are using the internet
11- Infographic – The History Evolution_of_Email
12- Infographic – Instant Messaging Facts and Figures
13- Infographic – Internet Speeds And Costs Around the World
14- Infographic – How the World Spends Its time Online
15 – Infographic – The World Online
16- Infographic – The Internets Undersea Word
17- Infographic – HTML5 And Why We Should all Care
18- Infographic – A Short History of Hacking
19- Infographic – Identity theft and Password Security
20- Infographic – The Stats on Internet PornoGraphy
21- Infographic – US Data Consumption in One Day
22- Infographic – Evolution of Storage
23- Infographic . The History of Web Browsers
24- Infographic – Internet Search Engines
25- Infographic – Internet Search Engines History
26- Infographic – Google Universe
27- Infographic – How Google Works
28- Infographic – Google facts and Figures
29- Infographic – Google Biggest Product Flops e Failures
30- Infographic – Map of All Yahoo API and Services
31- Infographic – Bing
4- Video JESS3 / The State of The Internet – Vídeo – JESS3 designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 201
9- Are We Addicted to the Internet? By Ethan Bloch on Jun 1, 2010 – Infographic – Are We Addicted to the Internet
10- How different age groups are using the internet – Infographic – How different age groups are using the internet
12-Amazing facts and figures about Instant Messaging (infographic) – Infographic – April 23rd, 2010 by Pingdom – Instant Messaging Facts and Figures
16-Undersea world of Internet: Look at the undersea cables Image by: guardian.co.uk – Infographic – The Internets Undersea Word – SeaCableHi
17-WTF is HTML5 and Why We Should All Care By Focus Editors– Infographic – HTML5 And Why We Should all Care
21-It’s 2010—Who Listens to Five Hours of Radio Per Day? (3.6 Zettabytes: The amount of U.S. data consumption in ONE day) – Infographic – US Data Consumption in One Day
24-The History of Search Engines – An Infographic – [THIS INFOGRAPHIC IS PROPERTY OF WORDSTREAM, INC.] – Infographic – Internet Search Engines
25-The History of Search, an Infographic by Elliot Turner – Infographic – Internet Search Engines History
27-Don’t put Google into Google, or it could break the internet! – designer Jess Bachman at WallStats.com – Infographic – How Google Works
29-Google Flops & Failures – The Failed Google Graveyard– Infographic – Google Biggest Product Flops e Failures