Rumors of the Web's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (with Infographics)

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Rumors of the Web's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (with Infographics) Rumors of the Web's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (with Infographics)
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Rumors of the Web's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (with Infographics)

by Patrick James

August 20, 2010

While reading Wired's recent feature, "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet," Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza took issue with the following infographic, which illustrates the claim that the web is dead based on the total proportion of internet traffic instead of total overall use.

If you went with total useage, the graph might look like this:

"In fact," Beschizza writes, "between 1995 and 2006, the total amount of web traffic went from about 10 terabytes a month to 1,000,000 terabytes (or 1 exabyte). According to Cisco, the same source Wired used for its projections, total internet traffic rose then from about 1 exabyte to 7 exabytes between 2005 and 2010."

Now, using actual total traffic as the vertical axis, Beschizza reimagines the graph like this:


Does that look like "death" to you?
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