10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Internet

Some People Still Use Dial-Up

If you are old enough to remember the early days of dial-up internet access then you would probably imagine that everyone has moved onto broadband by now. You don’t have to wait an age to download anything or have to choose between using the web or a landline phone. Yet, AOL dial-up still has 200,000 registered users paying monthly subscription fees for the service. Experts believe these are mostly people who can’t get broadband or don’t realize they can use broadband without paying for dial-up.

It Would Take A Lot Of Paper To Print Everything

To put into context exactly how much data is on the internet, scientists have tried to calculate the number of sheets of paper would be needed to effectively print out the web. They found it would take approximately 71 million pieces of A4 just for Wikipedia alone while the rest of the internet would take around 136 billion pages. That would take some 16 million trees to make the required paper.