Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee's initial conception of the World Wide Web in March 1989, on February 27, 2014 the Pew Research Internet Project of Washington, D.C. released its report on the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web: The Web at 25 in the U.S.
Here are some of the general conclusions drawn in the report:
90 percent of Americans think that the Internet has been a good thing for them personally.
$75,000 is the Income level were Internet usage almost becomes ubiquitous. A full 99 percent of Americans who report this level of household income are on the Web.
28 percent of landline telephone owners would find it “very hard” to give up their phones. That is a big drop from 2006, when 48 percent of landline owners struggled with the idea of giving up their landline phones.
11 percent represents the gap between those who would find it “very hard” to give up the Internet (46 percent) and television (35 percent).
58 percent of Americans own a smartphone.
76 percent of Internet users say the people they witness or encounter online are “mostly kind” to each other.