The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. Schools were virtualized, offices were closed, and employees were dispatched to work from home, and after all of us entered the quarantine area, travel plans were cancelled. Internet usage patterns have changed dramatically, because almost all work must be done virtually, and people must stay entertained at home.
We took a look at our database Website traffic statistics Learn about the 50 most visited websites in 2050 during the pandemic.
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Which sites have undergone the most dramatic changes?
When the pandemic escalated in the United States and most things became virtual, people had to find new technologies to accomplish tasks they had previously done themselves.some The most popular website today Before entering the locked state, it hasn’t even received people’s attention.
Comparing the number of website visits in January 2020 with the number of visits in March 2021, the following are the five fastest-growing websites:
- Zoom.us (increased by 2,091.94%): For many Americans, this video conferencing website has changed from being uncommon to a daily tay column. From virtual learning to meetings with colleagues, Zoom immediately became the de facto method of staying in touch during isolation.
- Instructure.com (increased by 225.30%): Instructure is a learning management system that has been extremely popular. Since almost all classrooms are virtual, at least for a short period of time, this site provides a valuable platform for teachers.
- Twitch.tv (129.82% increase): As more and more Americans stay at home, this popular streaming site has become a popular form of entertainment. Some of the largest streamers on the site broadcast video game streams such as Fortnite and Minecraft on their channels.
- DuckDuckGo.com (84.45% increase): Because this website focuses on privacy, users flock to this search engine. DuckDuckGo does not share personal data with third-party companies or track user searches.
- Microsoft.com (78.15% increase): As employees are working and contacting colleagues via the Internet, the portal of the Microsoft product suite (including its video conferencing software Teams) has become more and more popular.
Compared with January 2020, other websites with increased traffic are entertainment websites, including Fandom.com (66.85% increase) and Netflix.com (58.29% increase). Since people are not on the road and most activities are cancelled, Americans need to find places of entertainment within the confines of their houses. This leads to many weekend binge watching new episodes and looking for new movies to pass the time.
One thing that remains the same is that in the entire quarantine zone, Google.com has been one of the most visited sites in the United States. Search engines are dedicated to providing resources and statistical information related to the pandemic so that users can keep abreast of the situation.
Although the situation seems to be improving and Americans are struggling to find a “new normal”, being locked in for more than a year has had a significant impact on our Internet use. As we navigate the post-pandemic world, it will be interesting to see how our online behavior will change in the future.
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