The Top 5 Most Popular Internet Properties Worldwide

  Group Unique Visitors % of Internet Audience
1 Google Sites 775,980,000 77.0%
2 Microsoft Sites 646,915,000 64.2%
3 Yahoo! Sites 562,571,000 55.8%
4 AOL LLC 273,020,000 27.1%
5 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 272,998,000 27.1%
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 Facts
  1. Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.
  2. Worldwide, Microsoft employs 95,828 people as of Dec 31st, 2008. The majority of which are between the ages of 30-39 (45.7%).
  3. Stanford Students Jerry Yang and David Filo first started Yahoo! in February of 1994 to keep track of their own interests online. They named their project "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web." The name of Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web was later changed to Yahoo, which is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle."
  4. AOL formally known as America Online, started as a video game service in 1983. The merger between AOL and Time Warner which took place in January 2000, was considered to be the largest merger in American history at that time. In 2002, AOL Time Warner reported a loss of $99 billion which was the largest loss ever reported by a company at that time.
  5. The English language Wikipedia has over 800,000 articles and is larger than the Encyclopedia Britannica and Microsoft Encarta combined.
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Sources:  comScore World Metrix

List Notes: December 2008 data. This list does not include traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.
Most Popular Internet Properties Worldwide

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