See the web in 2001

Only seven years ago, the internet was a very different place. And I have proof! As part of Google’s 10 year anniversary, they’ve opened up an easter egg so you can search the internet as it was in 2001.

I’ve looked up Facebook (first link to its Harvard incarnation), You Tube (didn’t exist), my name (I didn’t exist) and some of my other favourite sites. Thanks to web.archive.org, you can even see how some sites looked back then (and how just a few small tweaks can make a huge difference).