Thursday, February 15, 2007

100 million websites

Since a humble beginning of 18,000 websites in August 1995, the Web now has 100 million websites. This milestone was achieved in October this year, according to Netcraft, an Internet monitoring company that has tracked Web growth since 1995.

Here are some interesting facts:
  • 54.6 million websites are in US
  • 15 million in Germany
  • 6 million in UK
  • 2.8 million in Canada
  • 2.55 million in France
  • 47 or 48 million of them are active websites.
  • The number increase dramatically for the last 2 years thanks to blogging.
  • The United States, Germany, China, South Korea and Japan show the greatest Web site growing spurts.
  • When the Web was started in 1989, it was started as a mechanism for sharing high energy particle physics data.
  • Web "explosion" took place when businesses realized they could use the Internet to make money.
  • In both the business world and the social scene, a Web site is now an identifier almost as common as a phone number or an e-mail address.
Moer reading can be obtained here - Web reaches new milestone: 100 million sites ( 1st Nov 2006

For more resources on Internet History and evolution, click this link - Online Evolution

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