Internet a decade later and the update of the IFLA Internet Manifesto  

In 2002 IFLA approved their first Internet Manifesto, providing “an early recognition of the vital role that the Internet plays in the work of library and information services”. 2 days ago, last 25th November they`ve launched an update of that work, that “reflects this experience and reinforces the vital role of library and information services in ensuring equitable access to the Internet” and can be found here:

But how was the Internet in 2002, when the IFLA Manifesto was approved? Best Education Sites, a project that gathers a panel of specialists from different fields “counseling to analyze the state of the academic web space” which was awarded by the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) with the 2014 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Award, launched a couple of years ago, in 2012, the results of a survey where (with information from Nielsen, Google and CNet) the Internet in 2002 is compared with its version a decade later.

 The results are quite enlightening. Web pages reached 555 million in 2012, while a decade before it was 3 million. Connection speed has almost tripled (from 16 seconds average to load a page to 6 seconds), etc.

You can see the results of this study in this highly user-friendly website:


Linking Open Data cloud diagram 2014, by Max Schmachtenberg, Christian Bizer, Anja Jentzsch and Richard Cyganiak.

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