FWD: Internet Index #18 (fwd)

Rohit Khare (khare@w3.org)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:12:18 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 21:45:44 -0400
From: Win Treese <treese@OpenMarket.com>

The Internet Index
Number 18
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:
1.1 million

Number of Internet millionaires listed on the Internet millionaires
page: 88

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
treese@OpenMarket.com. "Harper's Index" is a registered trademark of
Harper's Magazine Foundation.

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