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  • Last Updated : 11 Jul, 2022
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Some interesting facts about computer networking are: 

  • Internet was invented by ARPANET in 1983.
  • Internet is controlled by 75 million servers.
  • The backbone of the internet is made by 550, 000 miles of underwater cable.
  • About one billion computer systems are connected to the internet.
  • About 3.2 billion people use the internet from which 1.7 billion internet users are Asians.
  • The Internet consists of five billion computing devices such as computers, phones, modems, switches, routers, etc.
  • According to Google, the Internet consists of 5 million Terabytes of data.
  • If the internet goes down for a day, approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.
  • Approximately 204 million emails per minute are sent over the 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 dollars 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Qwerty was designed to slow you down so that the keys would not jam while using a TypeWriter, for which the layout was originally made.


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