Ten Year Growth of the Internet

The growth of the internet in the past 10 years is staggering.

Internet Users

  • 2002 – 9.1% of the world pop = 569 million
  • 2012 – 33% of the world pop. – 2.27 Billion

Internet Usage

  • 2002 – 46 minutes a day
  • 2012 – 4 hours a day

Total Websites

  • 2002 – 3 million
  • 2012 – 555 million

and many things have changed.

Web Browser

  • 2002 – 95% Internet Explorer vs 5% other
  • 2012
    • 39% Internet Explorer
    • 28% Chrome
    • 25% Firefox
    • 6% Opera
    • 2% Other

Search

  • 2002
    • Spiderman
    • Shakira
    • Winter Olympics
    • World Cup
    • Avril Lavigne
    • Star Wars
    • Eminem
    • American Idol
    • Morrowwind
    • Warcraft 3
  • 2012
    • Rebecca Black
    • Google+
    • Hurricane Irene
    • Pinterest
    • Ryan Dunn
    • iPhone 5
    • Casey Anthony
    • Adele
    • Osama Bin Laden
    • Steve Jobs

Top Memes

  • 2002 – Ninjas
  • 2012 – Forever Alone

Speeds

  • 2002 – It took 12.5 minutes to download a song on a 56k modem.
  • 2012 – Now it takes 18 seconds.

Page Loading Time

  • 2002 – 16 seconds
  • 2012 – 6 seconds

Social Networking

  • 2002 – Friendster launched and had a whopping 3 million users.
  • 2012 – The #1 social network site is Facebook with 900 million users.

The internet will continue to change, progress, and expand. Will Facebook become the new Friendster? Only time can tell.

Internet Changes 2012

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