6 Computer and Internet Fun Facts

computer fun facts

Ever wondered how many people use Facebook? Or how many computer viruses exist? Here are 6 computer and Internet fun facts for those family trivia nights:

1. If it were a country, Facebook would be the third largest.

Since its beginning in 2004, Facebook has accumulated 800 million users. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is worth a whopping $30 billion, although his average annual salary is $1. Many CEOs choose a tiny salary in order to increase their company’s overall stock value, which is where their actual wealth comes from.

2. In 2012, Symantec announced that it had detected 17,702,868 variants of computer viruses

This number may seem large, but it’s important to note that these are variants of malicious software, so most computer virus damage is caused by the same “family” of viruses.

3. Symbolics.com was the first registered domain name.

The homepage is now a popular advertising spot.

4. 247 billion emails are sent each day.

Of that amount, 81% are spam.

5. The Heartbleed bug is known as the biggest security threat in the history of the Internet.

A glitch in Open SSL made two-thirds of the worldwide web vulnerable to major security threats. The glitch made it possible for hackers to obtain financial information, account logins and passwords without the victim knowing until the damage had been done.

6. Google uses renewable energy to power over 34% of its operations.

Although the company uses 15 billion kWh of electricity per year, it at least tries to supplement some of it with renewable energy.

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