Yesterday I posted something about Wikipedia,but have you ever thought how was Wikipedia looks like way back 10 years ago, have you ever thought what was the face of your favorite search engine before? Have you ever wonder what was the feature they are offering? Have you ever wonder what was the first email provider?
Well, the Internet revolution can be traced back to 1950-1960’s with the development of computers, through the years and decade of research and study, Internet has grown wide and more functioning, and together with these advancing and modern innovations is the more useful tool for internet.
1990’s considered to be the golden age for the commercialization of the internet, and during that time a lot of commercial website was born and among these are Yahoo, MailCity, Hotmail, Rocketmail, and some other famous website such as ESPN, MTV and other more.
But have you ever thought how it’s like to log on to yahoo that time. Below is some of the screen shot I took from the web. And I feel like WOW, I missed those days, the day when I am still ignorant about internet, I missed going to the Internet café and not knowing where to start.
Yahoo in Beta Mode (1997) it's one of the earliest Search Engine
and is also one of the most successful.
Google in Beta mode (1999)... also one of the earliest
and for me the most friendly user of them all.
AltaVista.com is the famous and most powerful search engine back then.
I really really like using this when searching for something.
MailCity 1998, one of the earliest Commercial Email Provider.
if I am not mistaken Mailcity was bought by Lycos.
Hot Mail 1997, yeah.. I definitely have an account here either.
This was powered by MSN.
RocketMail 1998, one of my frustrations, and up to now.
I still regret not signing up with them.
Before kasi... Astig ka talaga kapag naka Rocket mail ka,.
but you know what, this was acquired by Yahoo. and the Yahoo Mail is the Old Rocket mail.
Although I have Yahoo Mail, I still regret not signing up with them when they are still known as rocket mail.
2001 Old Wikipedia Website...
AngelFire (1997) was the hottest Free web hosting service back in the 1990's.
I wonder if my old old simple HTML website still exist.
ESPN.com (1998), my MailCity account was always full because of NBL, NBA update.
And becuase there were no facebook, Friendster and Myspace back then.
No twitter, and others.. I always see to it that I am connected to MTV-Asia.com
this was 1998
and lastly, yours truly BLOGGER.com (1999 Edition), yeah....
And so you see ladies and gentlemen. it's been 15 years or more, but stuill some of the website I've mentioned still exist or shall we say all of them still exist.
it's so nice to look back at the time when everybody is still naive in using internet.
if you want to know how does your favorite website looks like.
feel free to visit: http://web.archive.org
You may also want to read this related topic Blog ang Mundo (Bersyon ko to) which I wrote back February 8,2011
Thank you for reading.