In my university days, I started something I tagged ‘information 101’ due to my zeal to know more. As a result of this, I sought for information everywhere I could and would paste them on the notice board for people to read. Now I am doing the same thing, but this time I am pasting it on the world wide web in Today, we’ll focus us ‘tech’ ‘did-you-knows’.

Below are 9 amazing facts you never knew:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.

Number 2

The first website went online in 1991

Number 3

We currently have over 1.2 billion websites in the world, but 75% of them are inactive (parked domains)

Number 4

Approximately 2,596,134 e-mails are sent every second around the world.

Number 5

Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer. Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user.

Number 6

We have about 3.6 billion internet users all over the world and nearly a quarter of them live in China.

Number 7

69,551 YouTube videos are viewed every second

Number 8

Nigeria is the 7th Largest user of the internet with 86,219,965 Nigerians using the internet, representing 46.1% of Nigerias total population.

Number 9

7,642 tweets are sent every second as against 785 Instagram photos that are being uploaded per second.

Compiled by Leke Ademo


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