11 Sep 2011

INFOGRAPHIC: How The Internet Has Evolved From 1996-2011



In the last 15 years, a lot has changed. The landscape of the world has changed dramatically, but one of the things that has evolved the most since 1996 is the Internet. Social networking services have become increasingly prominent as technology has become more ubiquitous, but the face of the Internet, the World Wide Web (as it was more commonly known in 1996), has changed almost beyond recognition.
A new infographic published by Online University takes a look at just how much the Internet has changed since 1996. The number of Internet users in the U.S. has increased from
20 million to 245 million, while Americans are now using the Web an average of 27 hours per month compared with
30 minutes per month 15 years ago.
The Google network of websites (which didn’t even exist 15 years ago) now reaches 85.1 percent of Internet users. Yahoo and Microsoft websites reach 83.2 percent and 80.9 percent of Internet users respectively, while Facebook reaches 75 percent of all Internet users. Of these, only Yahoo was in the top 10 websites based on percentage of users reached in 1996. How times have changed.
The infographic, which you can click to enlarge, also looks at how certain websites have changed since 1996.
INTERNET 1996 2011 INFOGRAPHIC

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