Big Data

The World Wide Web, by the numbers

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Tim Berners-Lee's vision for the World Wide Web was predicated on two core ideas: universality and connectivity. But now that the web has been around for a generation -- and, you know, changed the world, revolutionized information, etc., etc. -- how has it actually been adopted? Is the web, its obvious success notwithstanding, ultimately living up to its vision and its potential?

Berners-Lee has now answered those questions -- and he's done so with, appropriately, troves of data. This morning, his World Wide Web Foundation released its first-ever Web Index, charting web penetration and adoption on a country-by country basis.

Read more at The Atlantic.

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