The legacy of Tim Berners-Lee: Internet in facts and figures

Few people know that November 12 is a special date. On this day in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee was based on the idea of creating one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind — the world wide web.

Revision Droider believes the old man Tim almost Holy, and on the occasion of the 25 anniversary of his incredible ideas, publishes an interesting selection of stunning figures and interesting facts about the Internet.

World's First

The world's First web site was posted by Berners-Lee August 6, 1991 on the web server is available at The resource has defined the concept of the world wide web, contains instructions for installing the web server, use browser, etc. the Site became the first in the world online catalog, as soon as Berners-Lee has posted a list of links to other sites.


By the end of 2014, the global audience of Internet users will reach the third part of the population. The highest level of attendance by young people on the Internet sites — 75% — is Europe. The largest audience of Internet users live in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the Fund 'Public Opinion', the audience of Internet users in Russia totals 68.7 mn people, of which 56.3 million go online every day.

The Number of network-connected devices

In the near future the number of devices connected to Internet will increase 10 times. Today, of the 1.5 trillion of various items to the world wide web is connected to only $ 10 billion (in 2000 the figure was 200 million). It is expected that by 2022, the network will connect 50 billion physical objects.


By 2022, the worldwide network will help to increase global aggregate corporate revenue by 21%. In the next 10 years potential benefit from the Internet to the private sector of the economy will amount to 14.4 trillion dollars, according to the company Cisco, which conducted a study on analysis of 27 industries. 27% of the total income will be in manufacturing, 11% retail trade 9% “depart” information services, and another 9% — the financial sector and insurance business.

The Number of domain names

In all 18 General top-level domains 30 September 2013 were registered 150 173 219 domain names. It is areas such,.som,.edu.the Leads with a huge gap, which accounts for slightly more than 113 million domain names. The second most popular is — 15.5 million registered domains. By the end of 2013, in the area.EN was less than 5 million domain names.

Social networks

According to analysts, on the Internet activity in social networks Russian users spend on average 121 minutes a day. The older users, so they are more thorough: for example, the 12-24-year-old spend online in an average of 115 minutes per day, 24-34-year — 117 minutes, and users from 35 to 54 years — 130 minutes per day.

According to the analysis, given KPCB, every day people upload 1.8 billion images in Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Every second 8 people on the planet become part of any of the existing social networks. Surprisingly, the number of followers Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears are comparable in number with the population of Ireland, Norway or Panama. More than 90% of people born in the new century, have accounts in various social networks.