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Net Effect: 10 Mind-Blowing Internet World Records

27 July 2012 One Comment

The internet has become so popular that everyone rushes to its doorways for information and entertainment. There has been enough time to set the world records on this widespread networking arena. We’ve listed the top 10 Internet World records below:

Highest Number of Twitter Followers: Lady Gaga

The Queen of Pop Lady Gaga is Number one in Twitter verse with 26,823,122 followers. Next is Justin Bieber with 24,687,443 followers. President Barack Obama has 17,381,203 followers. He is the only other male in the Top Ten.

Most watched video on YouTube: Justin Bieber

Beating Lady Gaga’s music video of “Bad Romance,” Justin Bieber nabbed the honor of having the most-watched YouTube video of all time. This Prince of Twitter captures 245,746,720 views for his “Baby ft. Ludacris.” The other most watched youtube videos include Shakira “Waka Waka (This Time forAfrica). Official World Cup song, Eminem “Love the Way You Lie”, Eminem “Not Afraid”, Rihanna “Rude Boy”, Justin Bieber “Never Say Never” and Lady Gaga “Alejandro”.

Oldest site on Internet: Symbolics.com

Symbolics Computer Corporation is the first domain name and the oldest website in history. When the address was registered on March 15, 1985, there were just five websites in existence. After that, nearly 200 million domain names have been registered but Symbolics.com remains the same.

Longest Domain Name: Llanfairpwllgw- yngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-Llantysiliogogogoch.com

Usually a domain name can have 65 characters. And, there are lots of stupid names but here is the longest one. The technically longest domain name is http://www.thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com/ which is followed closely by a free email service http://www.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com/.

Highest Webcam on Earth: Mount Everest

In today’s world of surveillance, it is difficult to escape the hidden eyes of cameras. Even the most unreachable sport on earth is being watched. The Italian Scientific Committee has placed a webcam on the highest peak of Mt. Everest at an altitude of 5643 meters.

Biggest Hog of Internet Data: The Royal Wedding

The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 was a much celebrated event in the world. It was as if the whole world was watching. Around 2.5 billion people watched the nuptials in some way or the other. An estimated 1.6 million people streamed it live via Internet, dominating the 2010 World Cup record.

Country with Fastest Internet: South Korea

Can you believe it, this country is really wired. Today the users’ in South Korea connect at a blazing fast 17.5 Mbps which is much faster than the US with only 5.8 Mbps. Korea is followed by Japan with 9.1.

Most Expensive Domain Name: Insure.com

Sex sells but not as much as insurance. It is the insure.com that is the huge cash snatcher on internet. Can you believe it? Fund.com and Porn.com are also included in the list.

Most Facebook likes in 24 hours: Oreo or Lil’ Wayne?

In February 2011, Oreo announced a campaign to win the Guinness Record for the most number of Likes in a 24-hour period as part of its public promotion. And two days later, the cookie snatched the award with 114,619 Likes on a single post within 24-hour period. Rapper Lil’Wayne heard about the record and immediately summoned his posse to break it. The next day, Oreo’s record was smashed with 588,243 likes on Lil’Wayne’s status.

The Godfathers of Spam: Gary Thuerk, Joel Furr and Ken Daignean

On May 3, 1978 a marketer named Gary Thuerk at Digital Equipment Corporation comes out with a unique idea to make the world know about their new computer systems. He sent a mass email to 400 accounts on ARPANET and voila, Spam was born. The name was coined by Joel Furr in a Usenet posting around 1993.

One Comment »

  • Le Bomber (that's French, newb) said:

    This article is fascinating… I love the internet with a passion, and I love data a fair bit as well. While it says some scary things about the state of pop culture (Beiber…), it says some REALLY cool things about how important the internet can be to average folks and businesses. Thanks!

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