Growth and Usage of the Web and the Internet
Want to know how big the Internet is? How fast is it growing? Will
it ever stop? These pages are meant to be a collection of Internet
statistics in one place. A good bit of this, especially the web
growth data, was researched by me personally. Other information is
credited appropriately on the individual pages.
If you want to publish these statistics in any form,
you are granted permission under the conditions that, if the data
originated with me, you include explicit credit to “Matthew Gray of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology”. This includes permission
to include in newspaper, magazine, newsletter and journal articles,
presentations, memos, web sites, and marketing material, assuming
proper credit is given. You are not required to notify me of your use
of this data, but feel free to let me know.
A more detailed bio for me is also
In the cases where I am not the original source of the data, you must seek
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but please read the contact page before doing so to assure best
use of our time.
Printing these pages: An
identical version of these pages, but without a white font, such that
it will print out, is available.
The older version of the growth report is still available as well.
Copyright 1996, Matthew Gray
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