It's hard to believe that only about 20 years ago, the Internet was a strange, new world. And now it's difficult to imagine life without it. But how much do you really know about the Internet?
Yes, we're already opening up that can of worms. But no, it's not true -- nor is it true that Gore ever made the claim.
According to Advanced Micro Devices, 1.5 billion people -- or about a quarter of the world -- have Internet access.
At the end of the first quarter of 2009, there were 180 million domain names. Quick -- how many can you name?
All false, actually. The network was ARPANET, it was 1969, and the schools were Stanford and UCLA.
It was the Nokia, but it didn't really catch on because of its price and the fact that networks weren't quite developed enough yet.
True -- but it was only about a year before Netscape Navigator came along and took over.
Yep. March 10 was the day the NASDAQ reached its peak, and it was a long slide downhill after that.
Yep, it's called "Green Dam" software, and it blocks pornography and any sites that are critical of the Chinese government. All Chinese PCs sold after July 1, 2009, will have it.
True. Don't ask us how they figured it out -- or how much time we've spent cyberslacking.
Yeah, that was lame. But admit it -- it worked back when you first got on the Internet back in 1996!