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Useful web facts

Some useful Web facts:-

1- Q-link (Quantum Link) was the first online service to combine electronic mail, games and public file sharing. It was early during the 1985.

2- First 3 major online businesses were- Prodigy, Compuserve and America Online (AOL). It was during the 1990's.

3- Internet advertising was $55 million industry in 1995 but it grew upto $25.7 billion industry in 2009.

4- Mosaic was the first widely available browser. Consumers used Mosaic with ISP to send emails.

5- The first banner ad was of AT&T and said "Have you ever clicked your mouse right here? You will"

6- Hot Wired, an online web magazine was the first company to sell banner advertisements.

7- Portals help users get a wide range of information and services.

8- Early search engines were Magellan, Hot Bot, Excite, Inktomi, Lycos, Yahoo etc.

9- Some useful search engines of search engines are Meta Crawler and Dogpile.

10- Earlier web portals were (later named Overture) and .

11- Google was the first search engine that quickly provided the exact information to the searchers.

12- First notable social networking sites were and .