Saturday, 24 December 2011

Amazing Facts About Technology III

1. Counting only domain name sites with content, Netcraft has tracked the growth of the internet since 1995 and says of the 100 million; around 48 million are active sites that are updated regularly. When it began observing sites through the domain name system in 1995, there were 18,000 web sites in existence.

2. On the internet, a ‘bastion host’ is the only host computer that a company allows to be addressed directly from the public network.

3. Around 1 per cent of the world’s 650 million corporate e-mail accounts are plugged into hardware and software that forwards incoming messages to a mobile device. And about 3.65 million of them us a Blackberry.

4. Almost half of people online have at least three e-mail accounts. In addition the average consumer has maintained the same e-mail address for four to six years.

5. Spam accounts for over 60 per cent of all email, according to Message Labs. Google says at least one third of all Gmail servers are filled with spam.

6.Yahoo started out as “Jerry and David’s guide to the world Wide Web”. Jerry Yang and David Filo were PhD candidates at Stanford in 1994 when they started the site.

7.The first Web browser was already capable of downloading and displaying movies, sounds and any file type supported by the operating system.

8.‘Carnivore’ is the Internet surveillance system developed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),who developed it to monitor the electronic transmissions of criminal suspects.

9. Anthony Greco, aged 18, became the first person arrested for spam (unsolicited instant messages) on February 21, 2005.

10.he first web site was built at CERN. CERN is the French acronym for European Council for Nuclear Research and is located at Geneva, Switzerland.

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