Web growth

According to the BBC, the world-wide web is growing at a rate which now exceeds that before the dot.com bubble burst in 2000. A study by Netcraft claims the web has grown grew by more than 17 million sites in the past 12 months, fuelled by small businesses going online, firms making the most of web advertising schemes and spammers. In its October 2005 survey, Netcraft found a total of 74.4 million web addresses – in August 1995, the total was just 18,957.

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