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Interesting Stats About The Internet And Modern Technology

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All around the world, technology is evolving at such a rapid pace that it is often hard to keep up. As soon as one gets a whiff of the latest computer or mobile phone on the market, there is already something else that is set to come out, something which is supposedly even better!

This blog post aims to give individuals an insight into where modern technology and computers are at, at this moment in time. It will do so by providing some facts, which will be either interesting or useful; hopefully both! So, let’s take a look at them in further detail




90% of technology was created in recent years

The modern lifestyle in which individuals now live is largely due to technologies which have been created within the last 150 years. In fact, a massive 90% of technology was created in this time frame.

Cutting down on social networking is harder than resisting tobacco!

There’s no getting away from it; social networking has become extremely popular. But when the researchers at the University of Chicago carried out a survey regarding what people cannot resist each day it is likely that even they were surprised to learn that people find Twitter more addictive than alcohol or tobacco.

Text messages that imprint on your skin…

When it comes to technology it is simply impossible to predict what new and exciting concept will be released next. ‘SkinDisplay’ is a technology which imprints a text message on the reader’s skin so that they do not have to go through the hassle of reading it on their phone.

The number of websites today

Can you guess how many websites are on the Internet today? Well, according to statistics, there are more than 1.9 billion websites for us to choose from! Not only this, but there are 75.8 million businesses and blogs on WordPress, as well as 441 million blogs on Tumblr. Plus, there are more than five million blog posts published on a daily basis.

A lot of these websites are hacked

Unfortunately, not all technological developments have been good ones. In fact, there have been a lot of hacks in recent years, which are worrying, to say the least. Did you know that more than 85,000 websites are hacked every day? The content management systems (CMS) that are impacted the most are Joomla and WordPress.

“Recent” technological booms started a long time ago…

We often associate the likes of VoIP with being a new development. However, while VoIP services have only really taken off over the last decade, their use goes back much further than this. In fact, did you know that the first two-way VoIP communication occurred in 1974? It occurred through using ARPANET.

The first email sent

Staying on the theme of things that happened a long time ago. Did you know the first ever email was sent in 1971? It was sent by a US programmer, Ray Tomlinson, who invented the email system.

Everyone in Iceland is online!

If somebody was to ask an individual which country they think has the most broadband users in relation to population in the world, I highly doubt the first country they would come up with would be Iceland. Nevertheless, it’s true; Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users worldwide! Save that question for a trivia game!

We love Instagram

If there is one social network that has really increased in popularity over the past few years, it has got to be Instagram. In fact, 95 million photos are uploaded onto this platform every day. However, the sad statistic regarding all of this is that only 30 per cent of these photos are seen! Time to brush up on our Instagram marketing efforts!

Lots of emails = lots of spam!

On average approximately 160 billion emails are sent every day, wow - someone really must be popular… Oh, but wait; a massive 97% of those emails are actually spam!

Hopefully, the facts mentioned in this blog post will have been of use. There are so many interesting things to be learned about the modern technology that surrounds everyone. And, the good news is that this is only going to continue! As more and more developments are made, there are going to be plenty of interesting stories and facts to keep up with.