Wayback Website Wednesday

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Today we’re going to go way back…back into time!

All the way back to 1998. Let’s have a quick flashback to the good ol’ days:

  • The #1 song on the Billboard Top 100 charts was “Too Close” by Next. 
  • Saving Private Ryan and Armageddon were competing for the top film of the year.
  • Gasoline sold for a whopping $1.03! 

And the internet was a very different place from what it is today. Yahoo’s main page looked like this on November 11, 1998:

Yahoo Way Back

Now, let’s return to present day. May 2, 2012!

  • The #1 song on the Billboard Top 100 is “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye
  • The #1 film of the year so far is The Hunger Games
  • Gasoline prices are hovering around $4.18

The web has vastly grown and advanced in the past 14 years. Yahoo’s homepage now features an incredible variety of daily news items, weather, celebrity gossip and useful links to social media. Photos and ads take center stage.

Yahoo 2012 Way Back Wednesday

What changes and improvements have you noticed on the internet? Or do you have any fond nostalgic  for the days of dial up internet and AOL?