1) 1 in every 5 people which are surveyed said that if the Internet would go down for one day, their lives would be horribly disrupted.
2) Dating.com sold for $1,750,000 in 2010.
3) Symbolics.com is the very first domain to be registered on the Internet.
4) 2004: There were 200 million number of hosts and there were over 46 million web servers.
5) 1995: The Internet becomes completely privatized after NSFnet shuts down and the World Wide Web becomes networks largest byte and packet mover.
6) If want to make some money, start writing a blog. Purchase a domain name, download WordPress at WP.com and sign up on Google Adsense to start making some money.
7) Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?
8 ) GoDaddy is the worlds largest domain registrar, with more than 40,000,000 domains under management. ENOM is a 2nd largest, with more than 10,750,000 domain names in their system.
9) U.S. e-commerce sales was $165.4 billion in 2010, up 14.8% from $144.1 billion in 2009.
10) Before the launch of Google, Yahoo used to show the search results alphabetically.
11) The first ever banner ad showed on the Internet in 1994. The ad was part of AT&Ts “you will” campaign, and was placed on the HotWired homepage.
12) Of the 247 BILLION email messages sent daily, 81% are pure spam.
13) Approx 77% of North America uses the Internet and in India, only around 8% of the population uses Internet.
14) 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
15) 1982: Time magazine named the computer its “Man of the Year”
16) 1 of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online: So don’t stop trying.
17) Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.
18 ) 2009: The losses to Internet Fraud grew to $560,000,000.
19) It takes only one week for the users of Twitter to send 1 Billion Tweets.
20) Social.com sold in 2011 for $2,600,000. It will be interesting to see and find out how the name will be used.