Friday, 23 December 2011

Amazing Facts About Technology II


1. In February 2009, Twitter had a monthly growth (of users) of over 1300 per cent several times more than

2. The first graphical Web browser to become truly popular was Marc Andresen and Jamie Zawinski’s
NCSA Mosaic. It was the first browser made available for Window’s, Mac and Unix X windows System with
the first version appearing in MARCH 1993.

3. The cost of transmitting information has fallen dramatically. A trillion bits of information from Boston to Los
Angeles from $150,000 in 1970 to 12 cents today. E-mailing a 40 page document from Chile to Kenya costs
less than 10 cents, faxing it about $10, sending it by courier $50.

4.The average total cost of using a local dialup Internet account for 20 hours a month and USD 60 a month
in the US. The average African monthly salary is less than USD 60.

5. Before they can read, almost one in four children in nursery school are learning a skill that even some adults have yet to master: using the Internet, about 23per cent of children in nursery school – kids age 3,4 or5 – have gone online.

6. at the end of the 20th century, 90 per cent of data on Africa was stored in Europe and the United States.

7. Facebook now has 24 million users who spend an average of 14 minutes on the site every time they visit.
This is up from 8 minutes last September, according to Hit wise, a traffic measuring service.

8. MySpace has 67 million numbers - nearly 3 times as many as Facebook! MySpace users spend an average of 30 minutes on the site each time they visit.

9. if you want to sell your book on amazon.com you can set the price, but then they will take 55 per cent cut and leave you with only 45 per cent.

10. R Tomlinson was the first person on records to have sent an email. His email address was: tom-linson@bbn.tenexa. He had invented this software that allowed messages to be sent between computers. He is also credited with the use of the @ in email addresses.

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