18 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet

The first emoticon

The first emoticon is commonly credited to Kevin Mackenzie in 1979, but was a rather simple -) and didn’t really look like a face. 3 years later, 🙂 was proposed by Scott Fahlman and has become the norm.

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The “Fi” in “WiFi” doesn’t mean anything. The creators just called it that because it rhymed with “HiFi”.

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Human rights

Disconnecting people from the Internet is a human rights violation according to the United Nations.

Do you?

Most people believe other people’s social lives are richer and more active than their own, a study found.

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Researchers are debating on adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.

What does HTML mean?

1 in 10 Americans thinks HTML –the language of web pages– is a sexually transmitted disease.

Internet traffic

The majority of Internet traffic is not generated by humans, but bots like Google and Malware.