New Numbers Are In

Saying it’s 1994, but moving faster sounds good, but there are numbers to back it up. CNN’s Your Digital World reports that there are now 100 million web sites with content

There were just 18,000 Web sites when Netcraft, based in Bath, England, began keeping track in August of 1995. It took until May of 2004 to reach the 50 million milestone; then only 30 more months to hit 100 million, late in the month of October 2006.

Consider the Web’s average of 1.6 million new sites per month over the past month compared to the over 210,000 members Second Life has added in the past 2 weeks since it hit the 1 million mark. That’s approaching a half million per month – up by a factor of 30 from the roughly 15 thousand a month from January to May when SL hit the cover of Business Week and nearly 3 times the 190,000 members per month added since May!
Clearly these are rough numbers, but this is just Second Life and by itself it appears to be moving faster than the web! So if you’ve been following my blogs, you won’t be surpised to hear me say The Virtual Is Real, Just Do The Math if you are new, welcome and enjoy the links!

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