Can you believe it's been nearly two years since the last media type survey. So here goes with the numbers for the fourth in our series of format surveys:
|Search Results - Number of Hits May 3, 2000|
|Search Results - Number of Hits May 17, 2002|
Certainly the Web is getting lots bigger. VRML usage appears to have grown by a very healthy amount. Not surprisingly Flash has exploded over this time period also. Quite surprisingly, usage of QuickTime VR also seems to have grown tremendously. Keep in mind that these numbers are simply the number of hits for the search term and are not necessarily a reliable indicator of the use of the technology. They are probably a good indicator of trends. In addition the search strategies and growth of the search engines themselves no doubt significantly effect the results. I've removed the searching in Geocitis and Tripod as these have become primarily paid web hosting services, and have undergone major restructurings.