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The Internet: Then and Now

When AOL.com ruled the Earth

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The Internet: Then and Now
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Today, let’s take a trip down Internet memory lane – to a time when “Google” most likely brought thoughts of something dirty, and Chrome was simply one of the color choices for your Windows 98 windows.

OnlineUniversity.net brings us this infographic that charts the changes that the Internet has made in the last 15 years – from the top visited sites in 1996 vs. the top visited sites in 2011, as well as the differences in how things looked just a decade and a half ago.

And let me tell you, things look a whole lot better nowadays.

Fun little facts from the infographic: Would you have guessed that internet usage per American has increased 54-fold since 1996? Back then, can you believe that prodigy.com was visited by 18% of all internet users? Did you even know that Travelocity is that old?

Check out the full thing below. It’s probably the first time you’ve seen Netscape Navigator in quite awhile.


Created by: Online University

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  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/cape.socca.union Ralf

    Problem with the internet is that it is too focused on the US.
    There are millions of potential users in Africa and other 3rd world regions, and they need to be counted in, too.
    But that`s not happening.
    Write something about the first internet virus originating in Pakistan and we can put the whole thing in a more worldwide focus.

  • Raj

    I wish i could create perfect links baits like these. A well-deserved link to that web site. And fascinating to look back on the path WWW has been in the past decade.