The Internet: 1996 vs. 2011 [Infographic]
Curious about how much of an advancement the Internet has made in the past 15 years?
Using nostalgia-inducing Netscape Navigator windows and ugly patterned backgrounds, the infographic highlights some jaw-dropping shifts in the way we surf the web compared with our dial-up days.
Highlights of “then vs. now” web behavior include:
- In 1996, Americans spent an average of 30 minutes per month on the web. In 2011, Americans spent an average of 27 hours per month on the web.
- In 1996, there were 20 million American users on the web. In 2011, there were 245 million American users on the web.
- In 1996, the average page-load time was 30 seconds. In 2011, the average page-load time was 6 seconds.
Check out the full infographic on the Internet in 1996 vs. 2011, below.