What do you really understand about the Internet? Sure, you know the ‘Net helps you watch your favorite TV shows, download the greatest hits collection of that hot new band and play word games with contacts who live on the other side of the planet. But do you know how the Internet actually works? Probably not. Luckily, the editorial staff at Site Business Insider are ready to help. The Web site recently produced a feature highlighting some of the more unusual details about the Internet. Here are a few tidbits that may help you boost your Internet IQ.
Facebook is King
We are all aware Facebook is big. Having said that the social network company isn’t just big. It rules the web. Business Insider quoted data from Hitwise to determine just how big of a player Facebook has grown to be: Facebook accounts for one in every five page views on the Internet. Facebook also, in September of 2012, reached 1 billion users.
The Biggest Data Center is Rising in Utah
Do you know where the largest data center is situated? Soon, it’s going to be Utah. As outlined by Business Insider, the National Security Agency is currently in the process of making a enormous data center in the state. Once the center is ready for operation, it will store an awesome yottabyte of data. Like most people, you most likely have no clue exactly what a yottabyte is. But the name is undoubtedly impressive. And know this: A yottabyte of data represents a truly large amount of data. A yottabyte is the same as 1,000 zettabytes or 1 million exabytes.
Streaming is on the Rise
Business Insider quoted Harris Interactive numbers indicating that greater than 50 percent of U.S. residents use the web to watch TV. This is done through streaming video, and the services are becoming especially well-liked by people under the age of 35. Harris Interactive found that streaming TV shows on the internet — and watching them on smartphones, tablets and various other devices — has become the preferred method of U.S. residents under 35 to watch TV.