Are there too many websites? Obviously, yes: There are too many websites. Throw all the websites into the dumpster and set them on fire. But leave me the Official Turner County Sheriff's Office website. Because it is perfect.
Ever wonder how many people are browsing government websites right this second? Me neither. But once you see the data, it's kind of fascinating.
Just yesterday, the White House launched the US Digital Service, a new initiative with the express purpose of saving federal websites from imminent disaster/themselves. And after a brief audit of the state of our (unfortunate) digital affairs, we can officially say—well, they've got their work cut out for them.
The White House is requiring the federal government to cut their 24,000 websites down by half in the next year. This will reduce taxpayer expense, as well as give them easier access to official portals.