If ever you feel facts are lacking for a topic, it would not be so for the subject of the internet. With the amount of work it is capable of, the amount of work put into it, with the amount of words linked with it, facts are waiting to be added to the already over flowing list of facts on the internet.
As an almost every day user did you ever take the time to think, how did the internet start? How big is it? Average time spent on the internet? Average number of users? These are the facts on the internet which one should know whether it interests you or not.
Did you think about the famous three letters we type in the address bar "WWW" (World Wide Web) do you know who introduced this phrase & when? It was none other then Mr, Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. What about the phrase "Information Superhighway", Mr. Nam June Paik used this phrase in 1974.
Taken the time to think who can be named as the father of internet? In reality one will get many answers to it as there is no one person alone. Mr. J. C. R. Licklider is named as one for his ideas of 'Interactive Computing'. Mr. Vinton Gray Cerf is named as another for playing the key role in the creation of the internet by developing the TCP/IP protocols used for the internet.
Ever communicated online and thought when the first long distant connection was established? Well in 1965 MIT researcher, Mr. Lawrence G. Roberts with Mr. Thomas Merrill, connected the PC's in Massachusetts. Thou the phone lines weren't up to standard, this is the first ever long distant connection established.
Who introduced the well known concept of packet switching? It was none other then Mr. Leonard Kleinrock. When was the first mouse ever introduced? In 1968 Mr. Douglas Engelbart introduced the mouse at thell joint computer Expo in San Francisco.
How fast is the internet growing? Very much faster as it reached 50 million in just 5 years, where as Radio and TV took 38 & 13 years respectively. (Source: Cyber atlas.com).
What about the country which has the highest number of internet browsers? It is none other then Sweden with a astonishing 75%.
We search and search and almost always find results? Then did you imagine how big the Internet's surfing world is? Google has defined its index at more than 8 billion.
A final quick fact which will interest you is an average surfing habit of an individual, including you.
Each month approximately, you would be visiting 59 domains; view 1050 pages and spend about 25 hours in these activities. Each surfing session lasting around an hour.