20 Years of Web – A look at Internet Statistics and What Lies Ahead

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Today, world wide web celebrates it’s 20th birthday.

The term ‘Web’ was invented by English scientist Sir Time Berners Lee on March 13th, 1989 (see Internet’s wikipedia page) and now the wild web has reached 216+ million websites (as per February 2009 data from Netcraft).

Internet Usage Worldwide

Internet reaches out to 1.5 billion people worldwide – here is the breakup in terms of users vs. penetration.

What’s interesting is the penetration and the opportunities associated with the lack of penetration in emerging economies

History of Internet

Learn the history of Internet from Dr. Vint Cerf, Father of Internet.

What Lies Ahead?

Hear from Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Kevin kelly (of Wired)

Jeff Bezos:

Image credit and thanks to RWW for the reminder.

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