50 Surprising Facts About The Internet

1. The term “surfing” the internet was coined in 1992 by an upstate New York librarian Jean Armour Polly, aka “Net Mom.”

2. The most played song on Spotify is “Wake Me Up” by Avicii.

3. The first tweet was sent on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey:

4. Mark Zuckerberg’s original Facebook profile number ID is 4.

5. The first YouTube video was uploaded April 23, 2005. It's called “Me at the zoo,” and features Jawed Karim, one of the founders, at the San Diego Zoo.

6. A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.

7. The original Space Jam website is still live.

8. So is the You’ve Got Mail site.

9. 16% to 20% of the searches Geoogle gets each day have never been Googled before.

10. Chinese social network Sina Weibo has 280.8 million users.

11. Twitter has 250 million users.

12. 500 milion tweets are sent ever day.

13. Tila Tequila had 1.5 million friends on Myspace.

14. The inventor of the modern world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

15. Mr. Berners-Lee uploaded the first image to the internet. It is of a joke band of women from the nuclear research lab CERN.

16. The first website is still online.

17. The most commonly searched question beginning with “What is” in 2013 was “What is twerking?”

18. The most expensive keyword for Google AdWords is “insurance.”

19. The GIF format was invented by Steve Wilke, an engineer at Compuserve in 1987.

20. Mr. Wilhite maintains the correct pronunciation of the term is “jiff.”

21. He is clearly wrong.

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