It's been over a year since my last non-scientific but still interesting search through the Web for media types. As you can see from the numbers total results of pages with the word VRML have shrunk. I've added the new search term "Flash" and have had to eliminate HotBot and replace it with Lycos. HotBot doesn't return the exact number of pages and seems to have merged somewhat with Lycos. I've also added Google as another search engine source. In addition I've kept the text from the original articles below for context and so as not to lose those witty remarks ;-)
Following are some graphic summaries showing the trends over the 3 time periods. Time 1 is the earliest, time 2 the middle and time 3 is the current May 3, 2000 time period.
|Search Results - Number of Hits May 3, 2000|
VRML usage seems to have shrunken somewhat. Flash is clearly becoming a big deal but since it wasn't measured in past surveys no graph is available. I'll attempt are more comprehensive survey looking for the various proprietary Web3D systems in the near future.
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