Fun Facts About Tech You Probably Didn't Know

Whether you work in tech or are around computers all day in the office, you likely have a natural curiosity about IT facts and trivia. Here are some fun facts about tech that you probably didn’t know.

Fun Technology Statistics

Break out these fun technology statistics at the start of your next staff meeting or brainstorming session!

  • By 2025, the United States’ internet penetration rate will reach 94.2%. This means that the majority of people in the U.S. will have some level of internet access!
  • Every day, there are an average of 500,000 new internet users across the world. 
  • Approximately 350,000 new viruses emerge every day. 
  • Over half of Americans - 52% - say that technology has improved their lives in some way. 

Fast Tech Facts

These facts are easy to memorize and will always surprise people!

  • The most expensive domain name in the U.S. is, with a value of $49.7 million dollars!
  • Around 40% of Americans met their current romantic partner online.
  • Until 1995, registering a domain name for your website was free.
  • Google uses goats to manicure the lawn at its headquarters.
  • People read 10% slower from a computer screen than from paper.

Historic Tech Flashbacks

Remind people of the way things were by letting them in on these cool historical facts about technology:

  • The first computer required around 1,800 square feet!
  • The first text message ever was sent on December 3, 1992, and said “Merry Christmas.”
  • QWERTY keyboards were actually meant to slow down typing speed so that the keys wouldn’t jam.
  • In 1936, the first computer that solved differential equations was built - and it was powered by water!
  • The world’s first web page is still active today. 
  • Until 2010, carrier pigeons were actually faster than the internet.
  • The first ever computer virus was created in 1971 and called the Creeper. It displayed a message that said, “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”

Fun Tech Company Facts

  • The original name for Amazon was going to be Cadabra Inc., but people told Jeff Bezos that it was too obscure. Bezos tried out many different names after that before landing on Amazon.
  • The Firefox logo isn’t a fox; it’s actually a red panda.
  • Samsung is more than 38 years older than Apple. 
  • NASA uses an internet speed of 91 GB per second.
  • Google was up for sale in 1999 and was going to be sold to Excite for $750,000, but the deal fell through. 

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