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This Is What 25 Most Popular Websites Looked Like When They Started

Have you ever wondered how did the most popular websites look like when they started out? If yes, then this is the article for you. What we have done is simple; we searched for the earliest available versions of the top 25 popular websites and have made a list for you to enjoy. Check out how these sites looked back then and how they look now.

25. Wikipedia: Then (2001)

Wikipedia: Now

24. Weather.com: Then (1996)

Weather.com: Now

23. Reddit: Then (2005)

Reddit: Now

22. Pinterest: Then (2010)

Pinterest: Now

21. Buzzfeed: Then (2006)

Buzzfeed: Now

20. Google: Then (1998)

Google: Now

19. Tumblr: Then (2007):

Tumblr: Now

18. AOL: Then (version 2.0 in 1994 and 1.0 disk)

AOL: Now

17. Whitehouse.gov: Then (1996)

Whitehouse.gov: Now

16. eBay: Then (1995)

eBay: Now

15. Yelp: Then (2004)

Yelp: Now

14. Foursquare: Then (2009)

Foursquare: Now

13. LinkedIn: Then (2003)

LinkedIn: Now

12. The Huffington Post: Then (on the day of its launch, May 2005)

The Huffington Post: Now

11. MySpace: Then (2003)

MySpace: Now

10. YouTube: Then (2005)

YouTube: Now

9. Twitter: Then (2006)

Twitter: Now

8. Yahoo: Then (1994)

Yahoo: Now

7. The New York Times: Then (1996, note the funny text at the bottom)

The New York Times: Now

6. Flickr: Then (2004)

Flickr: Now

5. Facebook: Then (2004)

Facebook: Now

4. Silicon Alley Insider (pre-Business Insider): Then (2008)

Business Insider: Now

3. Amazon: Then (1995)

Amazon: Now

2. Uber: Then (2010)

Uber: Now

1. Instagram: Then (2011)

Instagram: Now