Jumat, 13 Mei 2011

Internet | Fun Facts

  • The term surfing the internet was created by Jean Armour Polly in 1992. This occurs when Polly saw a mouse pad that used a picture of people who are surfing. Polly was credited with coining the phrase "surfing the Internet", being the author of the first known appearance of the phrase in print, in an article called "Surfing the INTERNET", published in the University of Minnesota Wilson Library Bulletin in June, 1992.
    • Popular browser, which first appeared was the mosaic, in 1993. Mosaic is the web browser credited with popularizing the World Wide Web. It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, NNTP, and gopher. Its clean, easily understood user interface, reliability, Windows port and simple installation all contributed to making it the application that opened up the Web to the general public. Mosaic was also the first browser to display images inline with text instead of displaying images in a separate window.

  • Compared to other media, the internet is fairly fast growth. To reach 50 million users, radio took 38 years; television took 13 years, while the Internet is only 5 years old.

  • Newspapers circulation at U.S. fell by 7 million within 25 years. Whereas in the past 5 years, readers of online newspapers rose to 30 million.

  • Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting nearly 78 million visitors monthly as of January 2010. There are more than 91,000 active contributors working on more than 17,000,000 articles in more than 270 languages. As of today, there are 3,637,518 articles in English. Every day, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world collectively make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles to augment the knowledge held by the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
  • The growth of new users of Facebook in Indonesia, the world reached a highest record in the world at April 2009, i.e. 159.000 new members within a week.

  • Twitter's heyday occurred in March and April 2009, marked by a number of artists who create twitter accounts like Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey to make a rapid rise of Twitter users.
  • Thursday is the day where the most active Twitter users posting tweets, followed by Wednesday and Friday respectively. Why?
  • Cities of the most users of Twitter are New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco and Boston.
  • Top 10 mobile sites in Indonesia are Facebook, Friendster, Waptrick, Yahoo, Google, Detik, Peperonity, Digg, Wikiedia and Twitter.
  • Top 7 sites in the world are Google, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, Windows Live, Wikipedia and

  • Mobile Phone will be the main internet connection tool in 2020.

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