Interesting facts about internet

June 2, 2009 | In: Technology Facts

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.

Official statistics in the UK say that 29% of women have never used the internet, but only 20% of men.

Someone is a victim of a cybercrime every 10 seconds, and it is on the rise.

Google, the Internet search company founded in September 1998. by Larry Page & Sergey Brin, got it’s name from the word Googol, which represents number 1 followed with hundred zeros after it.

According to a University of Minnesota report, researchers estimate the volume of internet traffic is growing at an annual rate of 50 to 60 percent.

The terms Internet and World Wide Web are often used in every-day speech without much distinction. However, the Internet and the World Wide Web are not one and the same. The Internet is a global data communications system. It is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides connectivity between computers. In contrast, the Web is one of the services communicated via the Internet. It is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs.

By December 31, 2008, 1.574 billion people were using the Internet according to Internet World Statistics.

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