Unknown facts of Networking



Some interesting facts about computer networking are:

  • Internet was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.
  • Internet is controlled by 75 million servers.
  • Backbone of internet is made by 550, 000 miles of underwater cable.
  • About one billion computer systems are connected to internet.
  • About 3.2 billion people use the internet from which 1.7 billion internet users are Asians.
  • Internet consists of five billion computing devices such as computers, phones, modems, switches, routers etc.
  • According to Google, Internet consists of 5 million Terabytes of data.
  • If the internet goes down for a day, approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google search would have to wait.
  • Approximately 204 million emails per minute are send over Internet. 70% of them are spam.
  • 269 billion emails are sent per day.
  • 30, 000 websites are hacked every day.
  • 50 million horsepower is required by the internet to keep running in the current state.
  • Approximately 9 million adults in Britain and 1/3rd of italians have never used the internet while China has treatment camps for internet addicts.
  • Microsoft has more servers than Google. Microsoft owns over one million servers while Google has 900, 000.
  • Internet bots and malware generate 61.5% or nearly two-thirds of all the website traffic.
  • Approximately 1.7 trillion euro dollar worth of funds is spent online.
  • Tim Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
  • An email takes around 2 billion electrons to produce.
  • Online dating generates approximately $1 billion dollars every year.
  • Qwerty was designed to slow you down so that keys would not jam.


My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

Check out this Author's contributed articles.

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using contribute.geeksforgeeks.org or mail your article to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org. See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.