Internet Hits 1 Trillion Sites

Google tracks major milestone—150 sites for everyone on the planet
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 7:05 AM CDT
"Our goal always has been to index all the world's data," said Google software engineers.   (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
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(Newser) – The internet now hosts a staggering 1 trillion unique web sites, according to Google researchers. The million million sites—over 150 for everybody on the planet—are growing by billions of pages a day, PC World reports. Google doesn't index all those pages, but plots them on  a complex graph. A theoretical human researcher trying to check a different internet site each second would finish up around the year 3696.