I recently tried to find an snippet from the MS Internet Explorer 3.0 (from Win95C) that stated there were only 150 web sites in 1993. However, the help file I was looking for was a link to a web site which is now gone and http://www.archive.org/ has nothing for it. After a an hour or so of searching I found another source which says the same thing:
- The first graphical Interface for the Internet was proposed in 1989 (later to be called the World Wide Web or the “Web”).
- In 1992, there were only 50 Web sites in the world; a year later there were still no more than 150 Web sites.
- Then, in late 1993, Mosaic was launched, providing an easy-to-install, easy-to-use program for accessing the Web.
- By 1994, commercial Web sites proliferated so that by year-end, there were as many as 3,000 Web sites.
- A year later, there were more than 25,000 Web sites in use.227 By year-end 2000, there were more than 30 million web sites.
Pretty cool stuff!