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The captivating Internet ‘Time Machine’ shows how GREAT Facebook, Google and more looked years ago

INTERNET users are going back to memory to see what their favorite websites looked like years ago.

The Back camera allows people to go back to the 90s, glimpse the basic and terrible designs once loved by the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon and many more.

What Apple.com looked like in 2000

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What Apple.com looked like in 2000

With 654 billion pages saved, nostalgic users can type in the name of any web address and see if it’s available.

The calendar view will let you go back in time, clicking through some early days of some web pages.

Here are some of the best to watch:

Facebook

Starting in 2007

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Starting in 2007

Mark Zuckerberg is not the first person to own a facebook.com address.

A company in the US owned it before.

It was only when the social network changed its name from TheFacebook to Facebook that they reached an agreement to buy the web address we know today.

Anyone in their teens around 2007 will remember this basic look.

Google

Taken since 1999

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Taken since 1999

Google’s main search engine hasn’t changed much since its early days.

Of course, the logo has been revised many times since it was founded in 1998.

And it’s not just a search engine.

Most people don’t even go to the main google.com or google.co.uk address now, they just do a search at the top of their web browser.

Amazon

Taken since 2006

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Taken since 2006

Amazon looked completely different in its early years.

We’re sure the price was a lot different then than it is now…

YouTube

Taken since 2006

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Taken since 2006

The world’s most popular video sharing website was founded in 2005.

Realizing its potential, Google tapped it a year later.

Twitter

Available since 2008

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Available since 2008

Twitter has also looked a lot more basic in recent years.

It was created in 2006 and doesn’t have as many features as it does today.

Best of all, tweets are limited to 140 characters until 2017.

Apple

Since 2000

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Since 2000

Before the iPhone even existed, here’s what you could find on apple.com back in 2000.

Oddly enough, the tech giant has stuck with the top menu bar interface, even though it’s flourished.

Netflix

Available since 2008

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Available since 2008

Before Netflix even existed in the UK, and before streaming, Netflix rented movies and TVs by post.

It still offers this service in the United States, but the company is largely known worldwide as a streaming platform today.

eBay

Taken since 1999

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Taken since 1999

eBay made waves when it launched in the ’90s, allowing people to buy and sell their second-hand stuff.

The website was a lot simpler back then.

Hotmail

Taken since 1999

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Taken since 1999

Hotmail is still going strong today but didn’t affect it much in its early days.

Although it was still owned by Microsoft, Hotmail appeared under the MSN banner back then.

In other news, Simplest emoji combination has been revealed.

Tinder revived the classic experience ‘blind day’ with a virtual twist.

And TikTok announced new rulebans users from giving dead or transgender names to others.


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