With the Internet being on the World stage for more than 15 years, there has been more than enough time and space for setting some World records on the widespread network. And all for your amusement we’ve listed the top 10 Internet World records below:
1. Highest number of Twitter followers: Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga rules on Twitter! Say what you want, but the Mother Monster has a whole league of followers in the Twitterverse. As of July 2012, she has 26,823,122 followers that made her Queen of the social media. Rounding out the top 5 are: Justin Bieber (24,687,443), Katy Perry (22,869,592), Rhianna (22,232,112), and Britney Spears (22,232,112).
2. Most watched video: Justin Bieber
Maybe he is number 2 in the Twitterverse, but when it comes to most watched music videos on YouTube, he comes in first.
3. Oldest site on Internet: Symbolics.com
Back on March 15, 1985, Symbolics Computer Corporation registered the first domain name and made a history. That year, there were registered only 5 websites on the Internet. Wow, only 5! And today, there are more than 192 million domains in existence.
4. Longest Domain Name: Llanfairpwllgw- yngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-Llantysiliogogogoch.com
I told you it’s the longest! There are many domain names that are stupid, but this is the longest. I’m just being curious, does anyone know this name by heart?
5. Highest Webcam on Earth: Mount Everest
You thought there are places that can’t be surveilled, you’re so wrong. They put it a web cam on the highest spot on Earth, i.e., at an altitude of 5643 meters atop a peak overlooking Mt. Everest.
6. Biggest Hog of Internet Data: The Royal Wedding
When Prince William married Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, the whole world was watching. Around 2.5 billion people watched the royal nuptials in a certain way, shape or form. A portion of 1.6 million people streamed it live via Internet, surpassing the 2010 World Cup record. Strange thing to happen in a man’s World, right?
7. Country with Fastest Internet: South Korea
Believe it or not, South Korea is really wired. Just look at the chart above and you’ll see. Today’s users connect at a blazing fast 17.5 Mbps, which is much faster connection than that in the US with 17.5 Mbps.
8. Most Expensive Domain Name: Insure.com
Sex sells, but not as much as insurance.com.
9. Most Facebook likes in 24 hours: Oreo or Lil’ Wayne?
In February 2011, Oreo announced a campaign to win the Guinness Record for the most number of Likes in a 24-hour period. And two days later, the snack did get the award with 114,619 Likes on a single post within 24 hours. But when Rapper Lil’ Wayne heard about the record, he immediately summoned his posse to break it. Just a day later, Oreo’s record was destroyed with 588,243 on Lil’ Wayne’s status. This made news around the globe, but has apparently fallen on deaf ears at Guinness. Sorry Lil!
10. The Godfathers of Spam: Gary Thuerk, Joel Furr and Ken Daignean
The name – The honor for naming Spam – Spam goes to Joel Furr, the person who first coined the phrase in a Usenet posting around 1993.
The use of the word Spam brilliantly refers to both the ham-based-processed-meat-in-a-can, named by Ken Daignean who won a $100 contest in 1937.