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Want to see what the internet looked like back in 1996?

I have compiled some screenshots of the more popular sites. How do they compare to today’s versions?

Using the Wayback Machine I put together a list of the more popular sites. Did the internet really look this bad? Well it all had to start somewhere.

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Altavista

internet 96

AOL

internet 96

Apple

internet 96

BBC.co.uk

internet 96

Lycos

internet 96

McDonalds

internet 96

Microsoft

internet 96

MSN

internet 96

NASA.gov

internet 96

Netscape

internet 96

Pizza Hut

internet 96

Site Robo4

internet 96

Wendy’s Homepage

internet 96

Wendy’s “Hallway”

internet 96

Whitehouse.gov

internet 96

Yahoo

internet 96

I hope you enjoyed the list.



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29 thoughts on “What Did The Internet Look Like in 1996?”

  1. M Laney says:

    Oh that was so fun! Great post :)

  2. M Laney says:

    Oh that was so fun! Great post :)

  3. Lauren says:

    I never knew it looked like this…. this was fun to read

  4. Lauren says:

    I never knew it looked like this…. this was fun to read

  5. Zareen says:

    hahaha that was funnyyy

  6. Zareen says:

    hahaha that was funnyyy

  7. Xnna says:

    This was really fun to read and I am going to show my friends. Where did you get all these from?

  8. Xnna says:

    This was really fun to read and I am going to show my friends. Where did you get all these from?

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  10. Laura J says:

    I just showed this to my daughter who couldn’t believe we dealt with this. When I told her it sometimes took a minute or two to load a page like this she just laughed! Times have changed!

    1. mommomiya ichigo says:

      i guess she wasnt a 90s kid then lol

  11. Laura J says:

    I just showed this to my daughter who couldn’t believe we dealt with this. When I told her it sometimes took a minute or two to load a page like this she just laughed! Times have changed!

  12. Maricela says:

    Classic. THank you!

  13. Maricela says:

    Classic. THank you!

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  15. Some Sites says:

    Some sites still look like this…

  16. Some Sites says:

    Some sites still look like this…

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  18. KsbjA says:

    The MSN one looks actually pretty modern. If it weren’t MSN, i’s date it with 2002+. Wait a minute… internet tutorial? Hilarious! Ahh, good old times :-)

  19. KsbjA says:

    The MSN one looks actually pretty modern. If it weren’t MSN, i’s date it with 2002+. Wait a minute… internet tutorial? Hilarious! Ahh, good old times :-)

  20. Mel says:

    I must have had a lot more patience back then – I mean, dialup? eww..

  21. Mel says:

    I must have had a lot more patience back then – I mean, dialup? eww..

  22. Mel says:

    lol – it is true! These are the guys trying to make a quick buck by putting up a crap website.

  23. Mel says:

    lol – it is true! These are the guys trying to make a quick buck by putting up a crap website.

  24. Mel says:

    Just imagine what your grandkids will think!

  25. Mel says:

    Just imagine what your grandkids will think!

  26. mommomiya ichigo says:

    wow, i wonder what the 90s kids would think of 2012 technology

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