Are you always online? If so, then you join millions of people who have a digital life. The internet has become so ubiquitous that we take it for granted.
In fact, in 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right. Following that lead, all prisoners in Norway were given internet in their cells. Come on! Here are some interesting facts about the internet, I bet you didn’t know half of these!
Internet users: 35.6% of internet users are Asian with Singapore having the fastest average internet speeds, The US comes in 20th place. Currently, over 1 million babies have been born from people who met through online dating. In the world, there are more devices connected to the Web than human beings. Humans make up only 49% of the entire traffic; various bots and spamming software trigger the rest. No doubt, we would have faster connectivity if they weren’t leeching on bandwidth. China has treatment camps for Internet addicts. Sign me up!
Internet by the numbers: It took only 4 years for the internet to reach a market audience of 50 million users, to be 5 times faster than Radio and 15 times faster than TV. Over 30,000 websites are hacked every day. Over 100,000 .com domains are registered every day. Over 70% of all the emails sent are spam. Up to 15%-20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.
Nonsense on the internet: 51% of all internet’s traffic is fake and done through bots. The “Fi” in “WiFi” doesn’t stand for anything. The “@” symbol used to mean that the message was sent to a person and not a machine.
Because the internet is more and more common, fun situations ensue every day. Have you encountered any of today’s funny internet encounters?