25 Surprising Facts About The Internet You Probably Didn’t Know

There are many facts about the internet but today, we’re going to show you some of the most interesting ones. The history of the internet dates back to the 1950s with the development of electronic computers. However, the anniversary of the World Wide Web, the modern day internet, started with British computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee. The creation of this new internet drastically changed the world, revolutionizing media, dating, entertainment, and so on. With the anniversary of the internet, we thought we’d take a look back and see how far we’ve come. Interested in how the internet has grown over the years? These are 25 surprising facts about the internet you probably didn’t know.

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The world’s first website still exists.

The_First_WebsiteSource: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

In March 1989, the first website went live. Believe it or not, it’s still in existence today and it’s looking just as barebones as it likely did back then.


One subreddit is devoted to chicken nuggets looking like other things.

chicken-nuggetsSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/chickenshapes/

Reddit is a great place to be part of a community while also keeping up to date on current events. It’s also home to a place devoted to chicken nuggets looking like other things. The internet is a beautiful thing.


The most expensive Google AdWords keyword.

google adwordsSource: http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2016/30063/the-100-most-expensive-google-adwords-keywords

Google Adword prices are always changing but in 2016, the most expensive Google AdWords keyword was “best mesothelioma lawyer” at $935 dollars. In fact, many attorney keywords were rather expensive overall.


Around 247 billion emails are sent in one day.

emailSource: https://www.quora.com/How-many-emails-are-sent-in-the-world-every-day

It’s estimated by Radicati Group that around 247 billion emails are sent every day. However, about 90% of them are SPAM and viruses. So, be careful what emails you open.


The first tweet was posted on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey

twitterSource: https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-03-21/twitter-birthday/53684356/1

Who would have known that Twitter would explode onto the world stage, shaking up the media as we know it? Well, the very first Twitter post was on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey. He wrote, “Just setting up my twttr.” Riveting.

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