Happy Friday everyone! The World Wide Web, or Internet, as I will hereon refer to it as, is a truly amazing place. Many people use it everyday as an integral part of their lives. In fact, if you are reading this on ZeroLag.com, I personally GUARANTEE you have used the Internet at least once!
Whether you use it everyday, or this is your first exploration into the Internet, (I am flattered you stopped here to begin your journey!) there is a lot about the Internet that many people either do not know, or have not stopped to fathom. What follows are 4 questions on the Internet and the facilities that provide the Internet, with information that will blow your mind.
How many active websites are there on the Internet (As of March 2012)?
A) 443,000 B) 364,654,235,123 C) 644,275,754
(Source – http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-08/tech/31135231_1_websites-domain-internet)
(Answer – C)
Which of these items is equal in weight to the entire Internet?
A) Strawberry B) Titanic C) Mount Everest
(Source – http://news.discovery.com/tech/how-much-does-the-internet-weigh-111103.html_
(Answer – A)
What % of the Internet has Google Indexed in its search engine?
A) .004% B) 27.6% C) 98.97%
(Source – Eric Schmidt, former CEO Google – via news.disocvery.com)
(Answer – A)
What % of all electricity used in the US in a given year, is used by Datacenters?
A) .77% B) 2.2% C) 14.7%
(Source – NyTimes, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/technology/data-centers-using-less-power-than-forecast-report-says.html?_r=0)
(Answer – B)
Now that you are armed with information on the Internet that few are privy to, I encourage you to venture forward and spread your knowledge with the world! Please share in the comments below any other outstanding facts about the Internet you have!