Screenshot of Google back in 1998

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Google's homepage back in 1998 http://s10.postimage.org/6xj9c16bd/google1998.jpg

Check out the quote "index contains 25 million pages", some keywords have more indexed pages than that now!

Boy have those Stanford college kids come a long way..

Anyone here remember when the internet was just a novelty? I remember saying to a boss back in 2001 that he'd want to get online as most of his business would be done that way within a decade, and he laughed at me....and said "the internet is for kids who have nothing better to do"....bet he doesn't think that way now.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
    That take's me back John!

    Yeah I remember the early days, pre-www actually, seems a long time ago, probably because it was!
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    • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
      Originally Posted by Mac Wheeler View Post

      That take's me back John!

      Yeah I remember the early days, pre-www actually, seems a long time ago, probably because it was!
      Me too, I remember looking up websites via yahoo directory via my netscape browser back in the 90s which was all the rage...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Huh, nice one.

    On the other hand:
    Yahoo 1997 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q.../yahoo1997.jpg

    MSN 1996 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q...og/msn1996.jpg

    And I owned my first PC way back 2000 ...
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    • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      Huh, nice one.

      On the other hand:
      Yahoo 1997 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q.../yahoo1997.jpg

      MSN 1996 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q...og/msn1996.jpg

      And I owned my first PC way back 2000 ...
      Nice, that msn page looks really crap, I got my first computer back in 1995 and remember thinking "hmmmm, this internet thing is going to be big".....
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      • Profile picture of the author Adie
        Originally Posted by John Moore View Post

        Nice, that msn page looks really crap, I got my first computer back in 1995 and remember thinking "hmmmm, this internet thing is going to be big".....
        The first time I used Internet was 1998 when I was junior in Industrial Engineering.. LOL, that was also the first time Internet were introduced to our school.... I was addicted with mirc chat..and playing pinball.. how pathetic..
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        • Profile picture of the author justme007
          Yea..I remember getting my first computer in 89, a C-64. All the rage was telnet. Then I got a pc compatible in 1992 then started using prodigy and netscape. When Google came out in 98, I told a few people about using it instead of Yahoo or AOL for search.. and they were like "what?". No one really knew G then. Most only knew of AOL, Prodigy, Compuserve, WebCrawler, and Netscape...back in the days.

          Wow..time flies!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      Yahoo looked bigger and better than Google
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      Huh, nice one.

      On the other hand:
      Yahoo 1997 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q.../yahoo1997.jpg

      MSN 1996 - http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q...og/msn1996.jpg

      And I owned my first PC way back 2000 ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin W
    Ah, the internet in the 90's. Angelfire... Tripod... etc. Can't believe 1998 will be 15 years ago next year.
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    • Profile picture of the author claude20
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      • Profile picture of the author john-7665
        Originally Posted by claude20 View Post

        Don't forget Geocities ... Alot of people made their first 100K online off of Geocities
        This brings back so many memories.
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        • Profile picture of the author DeeElle
          Wow...you guys brought me out of lurking with this one. I remember that! It was back when AOL charged by the hour, I got yelled at for tying up the phone, and mIRC chatrooms and Talkcity were all the rage.

          The web sure has come a long, long way
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  • Profile picture of the author Bannaz
    That's great! Not much has changed, haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author brad0853
    They were correct when they said soon to be much bigger. Weren't they?
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    • Profile picture of the author nehasingh
      Google has evolved pretty soon, I think this Google snapshot is of MAC PC?
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  • Profile picture of the author Youronlinestuff
    I remember when you only used msn search or altavista. ah the good old days of trolling on napster chat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I hope after 5 years most of us here can sit together and have a beer..
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  • Profile picture of the author JabMonkey
    A lot of my family got their first computer in 98' -parents, aunts, cousins. All of them many years older than myself, my real challenge recently as someone younger and more "in the know" was convincing all of them to trash those junkheaps for newer models. Took awhile. Stubborn family.
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  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    I love 98 google atleast we didn't see those born animals in 2005
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    • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      People often confuse the Internet with the World Wide Web - the WWW is what really opened it up for the masses.
      HTML was probably one of the most influential technologies of the century in this respect.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      I first used the Internet in 1973 and never thought of it as a novelty-most people had no clue such a thing even existed. People often confuse the Internet with the World Wide Web - the WWW is what really opened it up for the masses.
      My first Internet Access was a shell account. Talk about minimalist. lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by John Moore View Post

    Google's homepage back in 1998 http://s10.postimage.org/6xj9c16bd/google1998.jpg

    Check out the quote "index contains 25 million pages", some keywords have more indexed pages than that now!

    Boy have those Stanford college kids come a long way..

    Anyone here remember when the internet was just a novelty? I remember saying to a boss back in 2001 that he'd want to get online as most of his business would be done that way within a decade, and he laughed at me....and said "the internet is for kids who have nothing better to do"....bet he doesn't think that way now.....
    Ahh, the days when people used to use Yahoo as the search engine of choice!

    The strange thing is that with most things you don't notice it until you look way back and then think "How did that happen?"
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    That Google page had an optin form at the bottom for free updates LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    I think now no one have dear to say something like that. Thanks dude for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoexperttools
    Google has always strive for the simplicity in the interface and focus on provide users with the best functions.

    But boys, i do miss the good old time when all you have to do is put meta tags and your website will be on top
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    Lol wow, they were even collecting emails back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessie Stevens
    I got my first windows pc when I was 5, I'm 23 now. Big difference. I was only allowed on the internet via AOL for 1 hour a day because then my mother wouldn't be able to reach my father at work in case something happened. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author jyoung79
    This was way back when you would get a free trial CD for AOL in your mailbox every other day. I must have had dozens of them. They made good coasters
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  • Profile picture of the author M42
    LOL I remember using either Excite or Atavista (they were the best search engines then) way before Google started on a Windoze 95 machine with 33K modem. Does that make me old?
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Originally Posted by John Moore View Post

    Google's homepage back in 1998 http://s10.postimage.org/6xj9c16bd/google1998.jpg

    Check out the quote "index contains 25 million pages", some keywords have more indexed pages than that now!

    Boy have those Stanford college kids come a long way..

    Anyone here remember when the internet was just a novelty? I remember saying to a boss back in 2001 that he'd want to get online as most of his business would be done that way within a decade, and he laughed at me....and said "the internet is for kids who have nothing better to do"....bet he doesn't think that way now.....
    That just shows how far they have come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    Thanks for taking me to the time I hadn't started using Internet...I used Google for the first time in 2002 and it looked pretty much same as it looks these days (except for the Doodle and countless other features)
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      Originally Posted by jyoung79 View Post

      This was way back when you would get a free trial CD for AOL in your mailbox every other day. I must have had dozens of them. They made good coasters
      Haha. I remember when I thought AOL WAS the Internet. My mind was boggled when I went over to a friends house and they had a different service (I think it was Errols Internet or something like that.) It's funny how times change.
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    I was six then, so there's no way I can remember those "good old days".

    I can still remember using Google for the first time at primary school, however.
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  • Yeah, I remember using Google back in highschool in the late 90's. I used to use Google, thought it was great, and wondered why everyone else wasn't using it.

    Now I remember that exclamation point at the end of their logo. I'm not sure when they got rid of that!
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    "updates monthly" lol
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    I remember when we first got internet at home. It was soooo slow!

    I was so frustrated with it and said it was a complete waste of time.

    I coudn't figure out why anyone one would want to sit in front of a computer for 5-10 minutes waiting for the damn page to load, when you could just open up an encyclopedia and get the information you wanted, or go to the library and find it quicker. Or even call up someeone and ask them.

    lol, and I didn't think it would get faster.

    Wow, was I wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tayman
    Perfect example of:

    "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    arrr....nostalgia

    I can just hear my modem dialing up and connecting
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Des Lau View Post

      arrr....nostalgia

      I can just hear my modem dialing up and connecting
      Thats one sound I do not miss at ALL, anyone mentioned hot bot and lycos? How bout "excite"?
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
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    Google has changed its look slowly and it doesn't change its basic look, this is professionalism of Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtoday
    I was in grad school (MBA) when this was taken and I remember a fellow student that thought google would take over the world. Everyone laughed at him as MS was king and killing everyone. Who is laughing now. Just amazing what you can do with an OK idea and a lot of hard work. Its not about creating the next big thing but doing something better than anyone else is doing it.
    Thanks for taking me back!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    I remember the first time I used the WWW, I thought it was the stupidest thing I had ever seen
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    • Profile picture of the author daddykool
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      I remember the first time I used the WWW, I thought it was the stupidest thing I had ever seen
      It still is!

      Microsoft, Google and the like... all youngsters compared to us *oldies* > TMC circ 1986!

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    Just be sure to zoom your browser when viewing old screencaps to emulate the look of 800x600 monitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketFriendly
    I actually remember this

    Back when I started my first website would also cost around $500 just for hosting and domain combined lol ... Oh how technology has advanced, I love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    Back in 2001 I hadn't heard of google.

    Was my first year in highschool and my librarian told me to do a google search (with us all sitting at the computer).

    I had no idea what she meant.

    It was soon evident that google was the best of the search engines out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author DenisBalitskiy
      My first PC was a 486 computer, and it was so UGLY! Jajaja, what a good times i had with it.

      Loved the pictures (i met google in 2003, so i didnt even know how it looked like before)!
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    • Profile picture of the author polnez
      I just can't believe how these technologies have evolved until our days. Great picture, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    Haha, these screenshots bring back memories

    My first computer was a chisel and a stone tablet

    I started designing websites in 1996... when there were 3..count 'em...3 websites on web design. One was the Harvard website style guide. I actually learned a great deal just by looking at the source code of sites I liked.

    I actually bought Netscape navigator. It came with a giant book on how to use it - plus some internet resources. I had no idea you could download it. Of course, back then, that would've taken ages on my 2400 baud modem.
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    • Profile picture of the author daddykool
      Originally Posted by ecoverartist View Post

      Haha, these screenshots bring back memories

      My first computer was a chisel and a stone tablet

      I started designing websites in 1996... when there were 3..count 'em...3 websites on web design. One was the Harvard website style guide. I actually learned a great deal just by looking at the source code of sites I liked.

      I actually bought Netscape navigator. It came with a giant book on how to use it - plus some internet resources. I had no idea you could download it. Of course, back then, that would've taken ages on my 2400 baud modem.
      Hell 2400, that was like 100mb CABLE DSL speeds back then!!! We were lucky on v21 to hit 300bit/s !!! Even a word on a BBS was slow loading!
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    My first email was with zwallet. Not yahoo and neither hotmail...
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  • Profile picture of the author William Maloney
    Hahah, now that's a very very long way back. It's incredible how much Google advanced through all these years.
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  • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
    There was no Google when I first used a PC in my high school. I remember we need to insert a floopy disk to make it work and the first application I ran into was a typing tutor.

    Damn, those were the days.
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    This thread remind me, Time is Now.
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