Fun & Interesting Technology Facts That You Didn’t Know About

Did you know that the internet is only 10000 days old? Here’s a list of fun tech facts you didn’t know about.

  1. The number of emails sent per day in 2017 is around 269 billion! That’s almost 2.4 million emails per second.
  2. The average office worker receives 121 emails per day.
  3. The least effective day to send an email is Friday.
  4. Every minute, 100 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube.
  5. There are 3.5 billion Google searches per day and this has tripled from 2007.
  6. Changing your font can save printer ink.
  7. The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow you down. If you want to type faster, try the Dvorak Keyboard.
  8. Only 8% of the worlds currency is physical money. 92% of currency is digital.
  9. In 1956, 5 megabytes of data weighed one ton.
  10. The founder of Facebook dropped out of Harvard University.
  11. Facebook pays hackers to hack Facebook.
  12. More people own a mobile phone than a toothbrush.
  13. Spotify has 100 million monthly active users and 40 million paying subscribers
  14. Microsoft was originally called Micro-soft, in which they removed the hyphen in 1981.
  15. Microsoft turned down an offer to purchase YouTube for $500 million in 2006.
  16. 3D printing is a 30 year old technology, but has only recently become popular because patents have expired.
  17. Currently, the world’s largest hard drive is a 60TB SSD.
  18. The single most viewed YouTube video is currently at 3.479 Billion views. Watch it here.
  19. The internet is over 10000 days old. You can view the live counter here.
  20. 90% of information on the internet is contained on the Deep Web, with more stored on the Dark Web.


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