Facebook / Firefox / Internet Speed
Hosts:285,139,107 WebHosts:56,923,737 Users:909,604,000
Facebook, like Myspace, is a social networking web site, but it was originally
limited to college students. In mid-2008, Facebook opened the doors to anyone
ages 13+ to join. Within a year, Facebook had twice as many members as Myspace,
and with the addition of new features over the next few years, Facebook had five
times as many active users as Myspace. As of July 2011, Facebook had more than
800 million users, making it by far the most popular social networking web site.
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Internet browser was released in September 2004.
With over 25 million downloads in the 99 days after the initial 1.0 release,
Firefox became one of the most downloaded free and open source applications.
On October 19, 2005, Firefox had its 100 millionth download, just 344 days
after the release. It has already grabbed over 10% of the browser market share
and is growing rapidly.
Internet speed record was broken this year. Researchers successfully sent data
using a 10 Gigabit Ethernet link between the University of Tokyo and the CERN
research center in Geneva, Switzerland. The T110 delivered sustained 7.57 Gbps
throughout running standard 1500-byte Ethernet packets over a single TCP connection
across an 11,490 mile (18,500 km) link. That's enough speed to transfer a full-length
DVD anywhere in the world in less than five seconds.