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The World Wide Web is all grown up!

Posted by Meghan Colloton  March 12, 2014 02:29 PM

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Today marks the 25th birthday of the invention of the World Wide Web. To celebrate, here’s a look back on some of its memorable moments:

1. "Dancing Baby"
Who can forget that creepy "Dancing Baby," also known as "Baby Cha-Cha," dancing to "Hooked on a Feeling?” It became one of the first viral videos in the late 1990s.


2. This is what the homepage of Google looked like in 1998
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Courtesy of www.businessinsider.com


3. "Hampster Dance"
Roger Miller’s "Whistle Stop" will never quite be the same after Deidre LaCarte, a Canadian art student, created “Hampster Dance” in 1998.


4. "Peanut Butter Jelly Time"
Who would have thought an animated banana dancing to “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” would become an internet phenomenon? It was created by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn in early 2002.


5. This is what the homepage of "The New York Times" looked like in 1996

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Courtesy of www.niemanlab.org


6. "Badgers"
Anyone remember “Badgers” (created by British animator Jonti "Weebl" Picking in 2003)? Two words: Beyond annoying.


7. This is what the homepage of Boston.com looked like in 1995
We've come a long way since the Netscape days!


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Courtesy of Boston.com

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