Top 10 ... Facts about the web


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The internet is a network of computers, the web is just one way of accessing the net.

2 ONE MAN'S VISION: The web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee as a means for universities to share research.

3 YOU SURF IT: Librarian Jean Armour Polly coined the term 'surfing the web'.

4 FIRST IMAGE: Tim Berners-Lee uploaded the first photo on the Web in 1992, an image of the band Les Horribles Cernettes.

5 WEBCAM: The first webcam was deployed at Cambridge University.

6 SPAM: Of the 247billion email messages sent each day, 81% are 'spam'.

7 AMAZON: Legend has it Amazon became the No.1 shopping site because, before the invention of Google, Yahoo listed sites alphabetically.

8 NAUGHTY: It is estimated that 80% of all images online are of naked women.

9 MP3: Invented in 1991, it is now the most popular file to save music.

10 WEB TV: Most of us use the web more often than we watch TV.

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