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Web Reaches 100 Million Sites!

Wow!  The big 100 was reached sometime this September according to Netscraft, an internet monitoring company.  Compare that to roughly 18,000 in August of 1995.  Obviously the ability to create sites easily and make money from the web has an enormous impact on the growth.  Only half of those are actually active sites. I could go on and on about the reasons why but we all get it.  After all, this is our world. 

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  • Barry HawkeyBarry Hawkey

    Woah - I actually had to go look that up.  The first survey found 18,000 sites, but that was way back in 1995, not 2005. 

  • Barry HawkeyBarry Hawkey

    Woah - I actually had to go look that up.  The first survey found 18,000 sites, but that was way back in 1995, not 2005. 

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I believe she meant 1995...but it's hard to tell.  The facts are a little inconsistant from survey to survey.  So much information.

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I believe she meant 1995...but it's hard to tell.  The facts are a little inconsistant from survey to survey.  So much information.

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I know...it's amazing isn't it?  According to some of the figures my web design class studied, between 1000 - 10,000 new websites are created every day.  Then again, another 1000 - 2000 go offline at the same time.  I think I'll take another web design course.  It couldn't hurt.  The web has certainly come a long way.

    Speaking of which, may I have your permission to make you a fansite?  I don't want to do it without your consent first.

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I know...it's amazing isn't it?  According to some of the figures my web design class studied, between 1000 - 10,000 new websites are created every day.  Then again, another 1000 - 2000 go offline at the same time.  I think I'll take another web design course.  It couldn't hurt.  The web has certainly come a long way.

    Speaking of which, may I have your permission to make you a fansite?  I don't want to do it without your consent first.

  • DenginDengin

    Let's see, I think I visited about 1000 websites in 1995, so that's about 5.5% of all websites that were out there at that time. That actually included visiting sites using Gopher though.

    It would take me a long time to reach that percentage now.

  • DenginDengin

    Let's see, I think I visited about 1000 websites in 1995, so that's about 5.5% of all websites that were out there at that time. That actually included visiting sites using Gopher though.

    It would take me a long time to reach that percentage now.

  • Yep.  That's what I meant.  Thanks for catching that.  I changed it in the original post.  Smiley

  • Clint ComerClint Comer

    Hell yeah and I'm apart of it. Now let's see how long it takes up to reach 1 billion.

  • Clint ComerClint Comer

    Hell yeah and I'm apart of it. Now let's see how long it takes up to reach 1 billion.

  • Daylon FurloughDaylon Furlough

    wow..i wonder what # i was lol

  • Daylon FurloughDaylon Furlough

    wow..i wonder what # i was lol

  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm number 96,481,378. Suck on that, 96,481,379!

  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm number 96,481,378. Suck on that, 96,481,379!

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