Happy Birthday, Internet! Let’s Take a Walk Down Memory Lane

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March 12, 1989 was a big day in history- it was the day Sir Tim Berners-Lee made a proposal that would change the way the world works, a proposal to create something that we now know as the Internet.  And since that day, exactly 25 years ago, we’ve gone through some painful, embarrassing, awesome, and totally revolutionary stages.  Let’s recap:

1. Once upon a time, the Internet came along…

Well there wasn't much in the beginning...

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2. And nobody really knew what it was.

But nobody really knew what it was.

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whaaaat?

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3. But then along came AOL.

But then along came AOL.

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4. And people began to learn the power of what they had.

And people began to learn the power of what they had.

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5. A/S/L?

A/S/L?

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6. You better believe it

You Better Believe It

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Beavis and Butthead

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7. And who didn’t love Tom?!

Who didn't love Tom?

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8. Or Chatroulette?!

chatroulette

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9. Or cats?

cats playing

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10. Or another cat…

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11. And another cat…

cat playing

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12. Or a cat on Tumblr…

Tumblr Cat

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13. And speaking of social media, are we overindulging?

Social Sushi

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Stephen Colbert

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Everybody does it!

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14. Probably not, because the internet has also been behind some historic moments.  Take the recent Egyptian Revolution for example

Egyptian Revolution

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15. Or the widespread Occupy movements.

Occupy Wall Street

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16. So all in all, it seems that the Internet was a pretty good invention.  Because for every addict…

Internet Addict

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17. Or two

Internet Addict

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18. There is still something good out there for the rest of us… or at least a cat.

Close Up Cat

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