The World Wide Web has, obviously, gotten pretty popular. Youâ€™re using it right now. Itâ€™s estimated that there are more than 12 billion publicly accessible websites on the WWW today.
Gopher, meanwhile, has stagnated. According to the biggest Gopher search engine, there were less than 100 Gopher sites left in the world as of 2007. And Mozilla has announced that future versions of Firefox (starting with Firefox 4) will not even be able to display Gopher sites.