The Internet Index
Inspired by "Harper's Index"*
Compiled by Win Treese (treese@OpenMarket.com)
16 April 1997
Number of hits on boston.com during the blizzard of 4/1/1997: 3,123,787
Number of priests in Catholic Priests On Line on AOL: 30
During 1996, percentage of 1-800-FLOWERS'S on-line sales that came via
the web: 55
Percentage of on-line 1-800-FLOWERS customers who are male: 62
Percentage of Boston Public Library computers equipped with software to
block offensive websites: 59
Estimated total Internet advertising revenues in 1996: $266.9 million
Percentage of total spent for advertising computer products: 38
Estimated number of new jobs created by the Internet in 1996, worldwide:
Number of Internet millionaires listed on the Internet millionaires
Number of sites on the 6bone (the IPv6 testbed): 125
Number of countries on the 6bone: 20
Number of subscribers to the A.Word.A.Day mailing list: 68,355
Percentage of ads containing URLs in the first 20 pages of Good
Housekeeping (March 1997): 54
Chrysler's estimate of the percentage of its sales on-line by 2001: 25
Percentage of its sales on-line in 1996: 1.5
Number of languages for the Vatican web site: 6
According to Nielsen, estimated percentage of people over 16 in the U.S.
and Canada who use the Internet: 23
Number of mailing lists in the liszt.com directory: 71,618
Copyright 1997 by Win Treese. Send updates or interesting statistics to
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