30 Facts For The 30th Anniversary Of The WWW

Hey guys, this is Burak, from Burak's Blog.

I know this post is one day late, but when am I ever on time for topics like these?

Anyhow, here are 30 facts about the World Wide Web:

  1. On August 6, 1991, the first website, http://info.cern.ch, was made.

  1. A NeXT computer was used to make the World Wide Web.

  1. There are currently over 1.7 billion websites on the World Wide Web… and one of them is mine.

  1. The founder of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee, received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

  1. Sir Tim Berners Lee’s boss thought of the idea of the world wide web as ‘vague, but interesting’.

  1. A US programmer named Ray Tomlinson was the inventor of something we always use. Emails.

  1. The first ever browser made was Archie.

  1. According to Google, there are over 5 million terabytes, and Google has only found 0.04% of that...

  1. August 1st is World Wide Web day

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

  1. About 4 billion people use the internet today.

  1. The first network email was sent by computer engineer Ray Tomlinson in 1971. It said “something like QWERTYUIOP”.

  1. There are about 250 billion emails sent every day. Sadly enough, 81 percent of that is spam.

  1. The entire Internet can be copied in 1 billion DVDs or 200 million Blu Ray discs.

  1. The first ever message sent was LOG. Why not LOGIN, though? The enormous amount of data in the “G” was too much for the network, because

  1. The first ever YouTube video was ‘Me at the Zoo’. It featured Jawed Karim – a founder of San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on 23rd April, 2005.

  1. Advertising revenue earned by Google is higher than the revenue earned by the entire print industry of United States.

  1. The Internet is not the WWW.

  1. There are three different types of webs on the internet: the surface, the deep web, and THE DARK WEB.

  1. The technology that led to the invention of the WWW began in the 1960s at MIT.

  1. It takes longer to say WWW, than World Wide Web

  1. Amazon, eBay, and Twitter were supposed to have different names. Amazon was supposed to be named as Cadabra, eBay was supposed to be echobay and Twitter was supposed to be Jitter.

  1. The first ever domain to be registered was symbolics.com. It was registered on 15th March 1985 and is still active today.

  1. Berners-Lee is not proud of his achievement. He thinks that while the WWW is good, it provides more opportunities for scamming, hacking, and misleading information.

  1. The World Wide Web was made free in 1993.

  1. Starting off, WWW was only to be used by people who work at CERN. Imagine how life would have turned out!

  1. “Surfing the web” was popularized by Jean Armour Paul in 1992.

  1. The number of devices connected to WWW is greater than the number of people there are living right now on Earth.

  1. The most popular websites currently on WWW are Google, YouTube, Facebook, Baidu, and Wikipedia, in no specific order.

  1. If you read at an average paste, there have been 4440 websites created while you
were reading this post. If you were saying it out loud, though, there have been 6760
websites created.


Thanks for reading this highly delayed post.

I literally saw yesterday that it was the 30th aniversary of the WWW, so I instantly started working.


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