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25 Amazing Internet Facts You Can Tweet Now

Written by Chris Kelley on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

fun internet factsThere’s no doubt that the Internet has forced a fundamental shift in culture and buying behavior. Increasingly, search engines and social networks are people’s first stop for entertainment, education and product research. Everybody knows that, right?

Well, in an effort to tell you something you don’t already know, here are 25 incredible facts about Internet and social media use. Some useful stats, some fun trivia, all in a convenient, 140 character package, perfect for Tweeting. So collect them all and share with your friends.

  1. Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. In 1995, it was less than 1%. http://bit.ly/1k9DSep [Tweet this]
  2. The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013. http://bit.ly/1k9DSep [Tweet this]
  3. The number of websites nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012. At current rate, more than 1 Billion by end of 2014. http://bit.ly/1ju15NC [Tweet this]
  4. The first-ever website (http://bit.ly/1lX8W0F) was published on August 6, 1991 by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee. http://bit.ly/1ju15NC [Tweet this]
  5. In 2013 alone, the web grew by more than a third, from about 630 million websites to over 850 million. http://bit.ly/1ju15NC [Tweet this]
  6. Google processes over 40,000 searches every second. That’s over 3.5 billion per day; 1.2 trillion per year. http://bit.ly/1mNXzOt [Tweet this]
  7. In 1999, it took Google one month to index 50 million pages. In 2012, the same task took less than one minute. http://bit.ly/1mNXzOt [Tweet this]
  8. 16% to 20% of Google queries that get asked every day have never been asked before. http://bit.ly/1mNXzOt [Tweet this]
  9. Every Google query travels about 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user. http://bit.ly/1mNXzOt [Tweet this]
  10. A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer. http://bit.ly/1mNXzOt [Tweet this]
  11. About 6000 Tweets are tweeted on Twitter every second. http://bit.ly/1q1NwYp [Tweet this]
  12. Whether you are a regular tweeter or have tweeted only once, your "body of work" is part of the Library of Congress. http://bit.ly/1q1NwYp [Tweet this]
  13. The first tweet (http://bit.ly/1oGFpLI) was sent on March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey @jack, the creator of Twitter. http://bit.ly/1q1NwYp [Tweet this]
  14. The first tweet from space (http://bit.ly/TV9f56) was sent in January of 2010 by Astronaut Timothy Creamer @Astro_TJ http://bit.ly/1q1NwYp [Tweet this]
  15. As of September 2013, 73% of online adults use social networking sites. http://bit.ly/1qNJdhd [Tweet this]
  16. As of January 2014, 19% of online adults use Twitter. http://bit.ly/1qNJdhd [Tweet this]
  17. In May 2013, 74% of women were users of social networking sites, compared with 62% of men. http://bit.ly/1qNJdhd [Tweet this]
  18. Between Feb 2005 and Aug 2006, the use of social networks among young adults ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49%. http://bit.ly/1qNJdhd [Tweet this]
  19. 40% of cell phone owners use a social networking site on their phone, and 28% do so on a typical day. http://bit.ly/1qNJdhd [Tweet this]
  20. There are 1158 photos uploaded to Instagram every second. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
  21. There are 1382 Tumblr posts every second. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
  22. There are 1483 Skype calls every second. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
  23. There is 22,343GB of Internet traffic every second. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
  24. 85,443 videos are viewed on YouTube every second. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
  25. There are 2,317,342 emails sent every second. 67% of it is spam. http://bit.ly/1rYcQ1g [Tweet this]
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