Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy 25. birthday, WWW

At 25, the World Wide Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality | WIRED
"Facebook and Google have become the gatekeepers of the web.
It’s as though everyone now has a printing press, but there are only two stores in town that sell newspapers. If you want to find an audience, you have to go through them."

"There are 1.07 billion websites, though an estimated 75 percent are not active, according to Internet Live Stats.

The are 4.73 billion webpages.

And while the internet is more than just the World Wide Web, it’s worth noting that there are 3.4 billion people on the internet.

Finally, if you really want to go all nostalgic, be sure to check out the very first website, which went live a couple of weeks earlier on August 6. Or look at cat GIFs."

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