It seems hard to believe, but today the World Wide Web turns 25 years old this week. A central part of current personal and professional activities, there are few services that changed the world the way the internet was.
To examine how the system has evolved over the years, the Pew Research Center studied the trends by surveying 1,006 adults aged 18 and older.
"It is one of the most important and heavily-used parts of the network of computer networks that make up the internet," the report reads. "Indeed, the invention of the Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee was instrumental in turning the internet from a geeky data-transfer system embraced by specialists and a small number of enthusiasts into a mass-adopted technology easily used by hundreds of millions around the world."
The numbers show that in 1995, 14 percent of American adults used the internet. That number increased steadily to 46 percent in 2000, 66 percent in 2005 and 79 percent in 2010. Today, in 2014, 87 percent of Americans use the internet.
The study also examined how people feel about the internet. Seventy-six percent of respondents believe it is good for society and 90 percent believe it is good thing for their personal lives.
While the satisfaction of the internet in the business sector was not discussed in the survey, it is easy to believe that the level would be high. Leading VARs and MSPs partner with VAR Staffing to identify and recruit the impactful talent that their clients need to take the internet to the next level.