Twitter must have sounded like such a silly idea when it came about in 2006. Well, fast forward seven years and we’ve got presidential candidates using it to field questions during debates.
Yahoo has been around forever, guys. Look at those old icons. Look at the prompt - “Need a Friend?” Of course you don’t. There’s internet now.
Mark closed the door on his ivy-league education to get Facebook off the ground, which was probably a good choice, overall. While the functionality of Facebook has drastically changed over the years, the basic layout has mostly survived.
Curious laymen and lazy college students rejoice - Wikipedia is twelve years old. And they’ve managed to keep it simple and intuitive the whole way through. Good on ya, Wikipedia.
In its infancy, YouTube must have been a pretty confusing place. Videos? Why would I want to watch random videos? So naive, eight-year-younger self! SO NAIVE.
The OG. Dropped the exclamation point, gained a title: Master of All Things Internet.
Mmmmm…html. Love it. When Amazon was just for books, the internet was so young that people didn’t question the design choices. They were mostly just trying to master hand-eye coordination with the cursor.
It’s had its ups and downs, sure. But look at it! The ugly duckling is now a swan.