10 Websites That Changed the Direction of the Internet

March 2, 2014
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From the start of the Internet there have been websites that completely changed the Internet. These are the websites that bring free information to everyone (Wikipedia) or allow us to check out email anywhere (Hotmail) or even change how we shop (Amazon). Before these sites, we were just plodding along on our 56k modem and now look at us:

Yahoo

Yahoo

Before Google came along, Yahoo was the premier search engine of yonder.

Google

Google

Google has changed everything and I’m being serious (and perhaps a little dramatic).

Hotmail

Hotmail

Completely changed how we used emails. It was the first web based email ever. Before that you could only check your email on your own computer.

Facebook

Facebook

Changed the way we keep in touch, share and connect and has pretty much infiltrated every aspect of our online life.

MySpace

myspace

 

Oh MySpace, we all remember you and your customizable pages fondly.

YouTube

YouTube

Now the world can watch cat videos and singers can be discovered from the comfort of your own home.

eBay

ebay

eBay made it easy to sell your junk.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Completely changed how we find information.

Napster

Napster

Revolutionized how we shared music and really, really pissed off all the music companies.

Amazon

Amazon.com

They started from just selling books online and now you can pretty much get anything from them at a price that is probably cheaper than a brick and mortar store and in most places they even deliver for free. Totally changed how we shop.

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  1. Pretty good list, not sure myspace should be in there though. Plenty of social networking sites before that came along.

  2. altavista….lycos…hard to make a top 10 list 🙂

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