Sunday, 15 July 2007

FREAKY FACTS... Web weaving world together

1) Google is the number one search engine in the world, with almost three times the audience of nearest rival, Yahoo Search.
2) About 61% of New Zealand’s adult internet users bought something online in March this year, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
3) The internet was invented back in 1969 by the United States Department of Defence as a means of communication in case it was attacked by Russia.
4) The world wide web was invented by an Englishman called Tim Berners-Lee in Switzerland in 1989. The first website was built at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (art at CERN, pictured) located north-west of Geneva. It was first put online on August 6, 1991.
5) Type “Bill Gates” into his own MSN Live Search engine and it comes up with 3,091,656 results. Rival search engine Google presents 21,100,100.

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