There are now 1.71 billion websites, but most of them are zombies

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 06/09/2019 23:56

Considering that the World Wide Web, as we old-timers used to call it, started with about 10 websites back in 1992, it's fair to say the web has seen explosive growth.

According to data from Internet Live Stats, quantified here in a chart by our partners at Statista, as of August 19, 2019 at exactly 10:22 Central European Time, there were 1.71 billion (yes, with a B) websites in existence. That's well up even from the 2.4 million sites around in 1998, or the 17.1 million in the year 2000 (which we old-timers once called Y2K).
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