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.