13 Internet Firsts And Where They Are Now

What a remarkable history.

The Internet has a long and intricate history. Below, thanks to the WebpageFx blog, we have 13 fascinating Internet firsts. From the first YouTube video to the first website, this is going to be a trip down memory lane. 


1. The very first website

You can still visit the website today, just click here.

This is a screenshot of what it looks like:

2. In 1971, could they have imagined work life today?

Everytime your inbox fills up, just remember there are 183 billion other emails being sent in the last 24 hours. That's a lot of emails. 

3. It took 7 years for people to start spamming.

And now Gary Thuerk can kindly go never show his face on the Internet again. 

4. And now photos are pretty much the entire Internet.

You can see the Internet's first photo pictured at the top of this article. According to WebpageFX blog, who contributed this post: 

"Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, uploaded the first photo to the Internet in 1992. The photo was of a comedic musical act titled Les Horribles Cernettes, made up of four female CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) employees. 

Berners-Lee reportedly asked one of the members for a few photos of the group after one of their performances in 1992, but she had no idea what he was going to do with them, or what significance they would eventually play in the story of the origin of the Internet.

Currently, approximately 1.8 billion photos are uploaded and shared online each day, between platforms like Facebook, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Flickr, and so on."

5. From zero to 500 million in just 8 years.

And our very own Ashton Kutcher was the first to one million followers, beating out CNN and others. Today, only 5 years later, he has over 16 million followers. He's still active, and you can go follow him here.

6. If you don't know just 'Archie' it!

Now you can use Google to find Archie and search around on their page for whatever you want. 

7. Probably could have made this video more interesting.

8. Nearly 15% of the entire planet is on Facebook.

The original FB:

Can you tell what's different? Let us know. 

9. Instantly a success.

10. You can still visit symbolics.com

11. And now Amazon sells just about everything.

12. Don't you wish ads could just go away?

13. Online buying and selling, though, can stay.

Thanks again to WebpageFX who contributed the infographics and statistics for this article! Enjoyed it? You can read more about these crazy facts here!


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