Interesting facts about the Internet
Back in 2011, the United Nations recognized Internet access as a basic human right. The disconnection of specific regions from the World Wide Web since June of that year is considered a violation of human rights. According to the document adopted by the UN, the dissemination of information in the network should be as free as possible, which should guarantee the absence of censorship, which, to our regret, takes place not only in such problematic countries as North Korea, but also in the Russian Federation.
Surprisingly, in 1969, the Russian writer Nabokov, in his interview for the New York Times, first suggested the need for a printed sign depicting emotion, which is now called an emoticon and was widely used since 1982 thanks to American professor Scott Fulman.
Few people know, but there are no places on our planet that are not covered by Internet access due to the presence of mobile and satellite technologies. For example, thanks to the operator Chine Mobile and Huawei, you can use the services of high-speed 4G LTE, being at the highest point of the planet – Mount Everest.
Much annoying spam has its origins since the 19th century, when the Western Union company began sending mass telegrams to the existing database of recipients. And already today, according to statistics, 66% of emails received by e-mail are advertising spam, which is slowly beginning to conquer the market of instant messengers such as WhatsApp and Telegram, which has become widespread.
Internet speed is constantly growing, and for 2015 Russia ranks 26th in this indicator, averaging 10 megabits per second, with South Korea taking the first place at an average speed of 2 times higher. It will be important to note that the regions of Russia still lag far behind such megacities like Moscow or St. Petersburg in terms of signal quality and data exchange rate.
Despite the fact that the Internet was created to exchange data and improve educational processes, the vast majority of the pictures that are represented in it are naked girls. If we talk about dating services, then based on statistics, about 30% of the population of developed countries under the age of 24 prefer to get acquainted with the opposite sex online.
And finally, I would like to mention the innovation from Google. In February 2016, she began testing her airships, which will distribute free internet in underdeveloped countries, which, according to various estimates, can increase the audience of the network by more than 1 billion people.