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10 Awesome Facts About the Internet You Didn’t Know

And because we can't do cat videos all day every day,* here are ten amazing facts about the internet. From how many likes there are on Facebook daily to the actual weight of the internet, this video just might blow your mind. (Hence the title.) Learn something new today, so you can watch a cat stuck in a jar over and over guilt-free!

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Cameron Spencer, Getty Images
Cameron Spencer, Getty Images
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Paul McCartney to Return Catalog to Streaming Services

Back in February, Paul McCartney pulled his entire solo and Wings catalog from streaming services such as Rhapsody and Spotify. However, he appears to have had a change of heart. Seattle Weekly is reporting that several of his albums are currently available to subscribers at two of the most popular sites around.

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Don’t Believe Everything You See Online; Photoshopped Rachel Ray Magazine Cover Goes Viral

You already knew that you shouldn't believe everything you see online, right?

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Source:  Steve Rhode via flickr
Source: Steve Rhode via flickr
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One-Fifth Of U.S. Adults Don’t Use The Internet

The simple fact that you're reading this story puts you in the other category;  One-fifth of adults living in the United States don't use the internet.
Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-’90s to about 2005

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‘Homeless Hotspots’ Ignite Heated Debate

The annual SXSW interactive conference in Austin is sometimes plagued with snail-slow internet speeds (when you can connect at all). But this year it’s been a little easier to find a wifi hotspot: just look for a homeless person. Yes, homeless people are now being used as wifi spots.

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Source:  hdzimmermann via flickr
Source: hdzimmermann via flickr
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Support For A “No Track System” Grows On The Internet

Privacy has been a concern with the internet since it began.  The Proliferation of social media sites and search engines has accelerated peoples fears about their web browsing history being stored and used without their knowledge

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Source:  Cdigest via flickr
Source: Cdigest via flickr
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Google Glasses Are Coming

You knew it had to be on someone's drawing board;  Just like the Bluetooth technology that allowed hands-fee cell phone use, the design team at Google is planning eyeglasses that allow you hands-free internet search capabilities

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Source:  Mediajon via flickr
Source: Mediajon via flickr
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No Cloud For You: Internet Cloud Is Running Out Of Bandwidth

After rolling out as the "next best thing" - with claims that it would allow unlimited storage and access, the cloud-technology is taking a hit;  There's simply not as much space as advertised.
The supply of wireless data in the United States -- the stuff that lets us use the internet on our smartphones and tablets -- is fast disappearing, as reported by CNN Money, which found the crisis pressing enough to warrant a week of dedicated coverage

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Source:  Warrantedarrest via flickr
Source: Warrantedarrest via flickr
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Google Is Tracking You

A change in privacy policy now has the Google search engine tracking your web visits.
Google is changing its privacy policy to allow it to track users across services.

The company says beginning March 1, it is turning its more than 60 different privacy policies into one policy that will cover multiple products and features to a create a “simple and intuitive” experience

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Shocked Newborn Is Born for Internet Stardom [VIDEO]

A new dad completely confounds his adorable newborn by making motorboat sounds with his mouth. Enjoy it while you can, dad, because something tells us your baby girl won’t always be this easy to impress.

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Looking Glass, Flickr
Looking Glass, Flickr
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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Obama Proposes Government Censorship Of The Internet

Freedom of speech - right?  How 'bout the President shutting down or limiting what's on the internet?
“The President ... may declare a cyber security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States Critical infrastructure information system or network,” is the clause buried deep in the bowels of the Cybersecurity Act of 2010 now before the Congress which has had one debate already in the Senate

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