August 21, 2020 OITC Team

10 Facts About Tech we Didn’t Know!

From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to sleep, technology is everywhere. With technology continuously changing and evolving, many exciting facts about the most significant advances in history often get missed by the majority of us. Below is a list of 10 facts about tech that we find fascinating!

ONE
Snapchat launched in 2011 with its original name Picaboo and was changed in 2012 after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a photo-book company with the name, “Picaboo.” The name Snapchat comes from the purpose of sending short snaps that disappear.

TWO
The very FIRST domain name registered was www.symbolics.com, on 15th March 1985. Symbolics was a Computer Corporation (now a defunct computer manufacturer.)

THREE
Do you hate junk mail? It seems so does everyone else in the world – It’s estimated that spammers only receive one reply for every 12 million emails that they send out.

FOUR
An interesting fact about one of the biggest brands in modern history: In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.

FIVE
In 2020, most of us view auto-correct as second nature, did you know – the first word that was ever auto-corrected was “teh” to “the”. You corrected it by pressing the left arrow and F3.

SIX
Here’s a strange one – Technophobia is the fear of technology. Technophobia is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or sophisticated devices, especially computers.

SEVEN
For all you social media lovers – did you know; Someone on Twitter who has a million or more followers is known as a “Twillionaire”. ( very crafty Twitter!)

EIGHT
This one made us laugh: Initially, the design for the first iPhone was the shape of an apple. Can you imagine millions of people walking about with apple-shaped phones?

NINE
For those of you who remember MySpace? Well, it still has over 200 million registered users. For those of you who have no idea what we’re talking about, BEFORE Facebook & Instagram. Myspace was THE social networking service. From 2005 to 2008, it was the largest social networking site in the world, reaching more than 100 million.

TEN
Most of you will know the origin story of Google and its humble beginnings in a garage, but did you know; the Woman who rented her Garage to “Larry Page” & “Sergey Brin” in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of Youtube.

How many of these 10 facts about tech did you know?

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