10 Most Popular Websites’ Look Then And Now

Ever wondered how today’s most popular websites looked when they launched? Did Facebook always look that fancy? Did LinkedIn always have that “professional” vibe? Was Google’s creative doodling available to the netizens in the late 1990s?

Today, we’d like to take you on a time-travel adventure with us as we compare how our favorite websites looked in the past decade or two, and how much have changed since then. Here are 10 popular websites and how they looked then and now:

1. GOOGLE

1996

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1997

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2014

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2. FACEBOOK

2004

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2014

1

3. YAHOO

1994

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2014

2

4. YOUTUBE

2005

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2014

3

5. TWITTER

2006

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2014

4

6. APPLE

1996

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2014

5

7. WIKIPEDIA

2001

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2014

6

8. EBAY

2001 (Formerly Auction Web)

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2014

7

9. AMAZON

1995

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2014

8

10. INSTAGRAM

2010 (Formerly Burbn)

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2014

9

Amazing transformations, right? If there’s one thing that we can definitely learn from this, it’s that all businesses have to start somewhere. And even if our “appearance” don’t look as pretty as we hoped it to be, with hard work and perseverance, we’ll soon be where we want to be.

Did you enjoy looking at the past “looks” of your favorite sites? Are there any other sites you’d like to be included in this list? Let us know by commenting below, and we’d add them for YOU! Share this to your friends who’d love a good feel of the past. :)

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