WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, August 7th. One of the engines of business and personal life in the 21st century is just 24 years old this month — the World Wide Web. The concept debuted this week in 1991, developed by two scientists at the Cern Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. At 24, the Web is quite a bit younger than the U.S. median age of 37, but in its brief life has come to shape our daily lives. It took some time to get going, though: In 1995, there were just 100,000 sites on the Web, and it reached 1 million in 1997. Last September, it exceeded 1 billion. Nearly 75 percent of the 116 million households in the U.S. have Internet access at home. Ninety percent of college grads have home access, versus only 44 percent of those without a high school diploma. Profile America is in its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
WWW story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5242252.stm
Growth of web: http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/davemarsh-timeline-1.htm
2014 web sites: http://www.internetlivestats.com/total-number-of-websites
Median age: http://www.census.gov/population/age/data/files/2012/2012gender_table1.xlsx
Internet in households and education/pages 2 & 3: https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/acs/acs-28.pdf
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau