In this article, we look at 9 Obscure Internet Facts that you may not have heard about – but certainly piqued our interest!
1Today, the number of people using the Internet in China is more than double the population of the U.S. and more than the combined population of the U.S., Japan, Russia, and Mexico.
2The World’s most expensive domain name is insure.com. It’s now worth $16 million dollars!
3Industry watchers estimated the 49 minutes of downtime Amazon experienced in January 2013 may have cost the company $5 million in missed revenue.
4Almost 30% of websites in the world run on WordPress, a web-building software that firmly dominates the CMS industry with 60% market share.
What do you think about this list of 9 obscure internet facts? Let us know down in the comments below, and get ready for the final five facts on our list!
5 “Hackers prefer social engineering because it’s much easier to hack a human than a business. Social engineering attacks allow the hacker to combine multiple efforts and even cover their tracks, because they can use the human to take money or install malware under their persona.”
6It takes 50 Million horsepower to keep the internet running in its’ current state. In 2005 broadband internet had a maximum speed of 2 Megabits each second. Today, 100Mbps download speeds are available in several regions of America. Experts, however, warn that speed has just about maxed out and fiber optics are becoming obsolete.
7 “British inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the simple-but-brilliant hypertext technology way back in November 1989, giving birth to the humble internet. Which means it’s already a quarter of a century old.”
851%, internet traffic is fake. The fake traffic is a serious issue for the people and a scientific report found that more than half of all internet traffic is fake.
9It may be hard to imagine but by the end of 1993, there were only 623 websites on the Internet!
Jeremy has been The Web Doctor since 2006, replacing The Original Doctor Martin. Though many attempts have been made towards forcing the next evolution of The Web Doctor, Jeremy remains at the helm to this present day. Murphree completed a Specialization course on Creative Writing through Wesleyan University presented by Coursera in July of 2019.