I came across this fun video last week that visualizes the most popular websites using data going back to January 1993. In only two minutes and thirty-seven seconds, James Eagle's video shows how much the web has changed in 29 years.
Some notable items that caught my eye were just how dominant Yahoo was for a LONG TIME after it was considered subpar to Google. Yahoo held the top spot starting in July of 2000 when it overtook AOL. It took six years for Google to unseat Yahoo in May of 2006.
I also love seeing the variety of search engines sticking around all throughout the early days of the web. Lycos was a personal favorite of mine. AmericanGreetings, MTV, Excite, and Webcrawler all make appearances during those 'Wild West' days.
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