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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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today is the 15yr mark of the World Wide Web
Amazing that WWW has grown so much and effects buisness, and communication so greatly now.
Here's the Birthday article on cnn http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/12/...ory/index.html


and here's a list of the "Top 10 web moments"
Spark's top 10 Web moments

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These are Spark's picks as the top 10 moments in the World Wide Web's short but impressive life. Vote for the one you think is the most significant, or read what others say:

10. WiFi hotspots -- wireless Internet connectivity appears in airports, hotels and even McDonald's.

9. Webcams and photo sharing -- communication becomes visual, and inboxes fill with baby photos.

8. Skype -- telephony turns upside down with free long-distance calls, Ebay snaps it up in September 2005 for $2.6 billion.

7. Live 8 on AOL -- five million people watch poverty awareness concerts online in July 2005, setting a new Net record.

6. Napster goes offline -- Regulators close the pioneering music swap site in July 2001 and file-sharing goes offshore.

5. Lewinsky scandal -- Matt Drudge breaks the Clinton/Lewinsky sex scandal in 1998. The blog is born.

4. Tsunami and 9/11 -- two tragic events set the Web alight with opinion and amateur video.

3. Boom and bust -- trillions of dollars were made and lost as the dotcom bubble ballooned and burst between 1995 and 2001.

2. Hotmail -- went from having zero users in 1995 to 30 million subscribers 30 months later. It now has 215 million users.

1. Google -- redefined search. Invented a new advertising model and commands a vast business empire.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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the www/internet wouldn't even be thought of as useful today if the porn industry didn't jump ship and join on the internet, which caused it to grow exponentially.
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Al Gore must be proud.
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this is what i get for reading slashdot
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