This is the Internet

The Internet was born January 1, 1983. But the World Wide Web (WWW) did not exist until the british scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented it in March 1989.

The Internet is days old today.

On August 9, 1991 the World Wide Web (WWW) was unleashed into the world.

People all over the world could now access the Internet from home.

But only weighs 50 gram!
Like a large strawberry

4.9 billion people are using the Internet right now.
That is 62% of the world's population!

In total the Internet is connected to 50 billion devices all over the world.

By 2008 the Internet was so addictive that China declared Internet addiction a clinical disorder and started boot camps for Internet addicts.

YouTube is the world's second most popular website.

The song "Gangnam Style" released in 2012 is the most watched video on YouTube ever, with more than 4 billion views!

The Layers of the Internet

The surface web contains only 10% of the Internet. The content in the surface web is visible to everyone and can be found by search engines.

The deep web contains 90% of the Internet. The content in the deep web is hidden from search engines or only accessible through login forms.

It is about 400-500 times larger than the surface web!

Within the deep web lives the dark web. About 5% of the Internet can be found here.

The content can only be accessed with special web browsers like Tor.

Where the internet is going

Design/code: Erikka Sørensen & Astrid Mathilde Andersen

Text: Astrid Mathilde Andersen

Illustration: Erikka Sørensen