Here’s what your favorite sites looked like when they were launched

Bradley Wint
Jul 3, 2016 11:51pm AST
Photo: Web Archive

The internet has come such a long way in terms of functionality and design, that sometimes we take for it for granted the humble beginnings of most of these websites.

We can Google pretty much anything these days, such as the correct tire size for a 1999 BMW series or the software needed to convert a Word document to PDF. Back when Google originally came out, their search algorithm was no where as good and searching for a brown dog might have resulted in a photo of a goat.

With that said, let’s get right into it showcasing some of the original home pages of the bigger brands back then, and what they look like now.

Amazon

Then

amazon

Now

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amazon-today

Apple

Then

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Now

apple-today

CNN

Then

cnn

Now

cnn-today

Digg

Then

digg

Now

digg-today

eBay

Then

ebay

Now

ebay-today

Facebook

Then

facebook

Now

facebook-today

Google

Then

google

Now

google-today

The Huffington Post

Then

huffpost

Now

huffpost-today

Mashable

Then

mashable

Now

mashable-today

Microsoft

Then

microsoft

Now

microsoft-today

MSN

Then

msn

Now

msn-today

Hotmail

Then

hotmail

Now

outlook-today

Reddit

Then

reddit

Now

reddit-today

Twitter/Twttr

Then

twitter

Now

twitter-today

Yahoo

Then

yahoo

Now

yahoo-today
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