In the last Â 15 years, there have been a lot of changes. If you think about what the Internet looked like 5 years ago, Â 10 years Â ago and even Â 15 years Â ago, you know the evolution of the Â World Wide Web Â (as it was more commonly known in 1996) at the lightning speed.
We posted a humour article about If internet exist ever since the start of the world, Â where we should how the site would look like, but that was just a conception. We are here with a reality.
Social networking services have become increasingly prominent as technology Â has become more ubiquitous, but the face of the Internet Â has changed almost beyond recognition.
An interesting infographic published by Â Online University Â takes a look at just how much the Internet has changed since 1996. They writes about the differences: It’s immediately recognizable: the bad fonts, the spinning GIFs, and all manner of regrettable Â web design. But that isn’t to say that we don’t look back on it fondly. Indeed, we came of age on that Internet of long ago.Ã¢â‚¬Â
According to the infographic, 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 Â 15 years Â ago. Â This mainly has been possible due to the prices of PCs going and a few more factors like different devices to access the internet(Mobile phone, tablets, et. al), easy Â accessibility Â at a Â comparatively Â lower rate
The Google network of websites (which didn’t even exist Â 15 years Â ago) now reaches 85.1 percent of Internet users. Yahoo! and Â Microsoft Â 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.
Amazing isn’t it, they say technology changes every 2 years, but the pace that we are going it seems like it changes every 6 month.