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25 things that changed the Internet

USA Today is celebrating its 25th anniversary. How is that possible? Where does the time go? It is offering up 25 lists over the next 25 weeks. This week's list: the top 25 things that changed the Internet.

No specific government items make the list, unfortunately, but...this list:

At 25, gaming and virtual worlds
24. MySpace
23. Craigslist
22. Bloggers
21. The Drudge Report
20. YouTube
19. Napster
18. Flash
17. Online mapping tools
16. Spam/Spyware
15. Vices
14. The Well
13. Compuserve/Prodigy
12. Yahoo!
11. Instant Messaging
10. Wi-Fi
9. Amazon.com
8. eBay
7. Mosaic/Netscape
6. Google
5. Broadband
4. AOL
3. Graphical user interface (GUI)
2. E-mail

And number one... World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee created user-friendly "Web pages" that could travel over the Internet, a network built to shuttle research between universities. The world logged on: 747 million adults in January.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on May 03, 2007 at 12:16 PM


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