Written by Eric

What the Internet Looked Like in 1995

Today there are more than 1 billion sites on the web. But in 1995, the year AltaVista and Amazon launched, there were 23,500. (The year before that, there were only 2,738 websites, according to Internet Live Stats, a site that tracks web trends.)

The Computer Chronicles

Back in 1995, a public television show called "The Computer Chronicles" made an episode about an emerging technology: "The Net."

Want to learn all about "The Internet"? Check out this classic episode of Computer Chronicles, where the team goes in-depth on the World Wide Web—a trendy topic in 1995. It starts with host Stewart Cheifet in a new-fangled "Cyber Cafe," complete with bulky CRT display and tiny espresso cup—and its datedness just gets more intense from there.

Yahoo

Here's what Yahoo looked like back when it ruled the web

When David Filo and Jerry Yang created Yahoo in 1995, it was nothing more than a simple list of links. But for early internet users, it was a guide to the open web and new websites clamored to be featured on it.

The birth of the Web - WWW

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989

The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.

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