The World Wide Web is indeed getting smaller and smaller day by day. I know that any of you aren't ready to agree. Indeed, you would say that I started talking nonsense. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it is the truth. The web is getting smaller in size, I mean in byte size.
The number of web pages and web sites is an ever increasing number, infact an exploding number. So you would say that the web is growing and thus getting bigger in size. Well, I am rambling about the various technologies which are being innovated and those which are already in action which exists to reduce the size of web pages smaller and data transfers lesser. Some of the popular ones include web page compression, caching, proxying, etc, etc...
Compression, for instance, is one of the most wide-spread and fastest growing technologies which contributes to making my statement valid. Compressing web pages largely reduces the size of data transferred between server and clients. One of the most common methods of web page compression include gzip. Almost all of today's servers and browsers support gzip compression. Some of the browsers used in mobile phones also supports gzip compression. Gzipping a web page effectively reduces its size by over 50% in most cases and even over 80% in some not-so-rare cases. Gzip is being adopted by an increasing number of websites, day by day.
All these combined, contributes to my statement that the web is getting smaller in size, day by day. It is a totally winning concept for a healthier and ever growing web.