Thirteen things I’ll bet you didn’t know about the Internet

posted May 2, 2015, 4:27 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 4:29 PM ]

Did you know?

  1. Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 coined the phrase ‘World Wide Web.’
  2. The first domain name ever registered was symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
  3. The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997.”
  4. Bob Metcalfe is credited for coining the phrase the web might be better than sex in 1995.
  5. The term “Blog” was coined by Peter Merholz in 1999.
  6. Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) launched blogger.com in August 1999.
  7. Google purchased Blogger in February 2003.
  8. Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog.
  9. The highest amount of blog readers are Canadian.
  10. 46% of bloggers are women.
  11. 54 % of bloggers are men.
  12. 80% of all livejournal users are from the United States of America.
  13. The most popular blog in the world is that of Chinese actress Xu Jinglei.

 by Rose DesRochers


The Rite Word - April 2008, Volume 2, Issue 4