'The Internet of Yesterday and Today' Travels from 1996 to 2011

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Sep 17, 2011 • References: onlineuniversity.net and onlyinfographic
If you're old enough to remember the early days of the Web, 'The Internet of Yesterday and Today' will be an awesome adventure back in time -- and if the "early days" to you means the beginning of Facebook, this infographic will serve as a technology history lesson.

Looking at the statistics and images from this illustrated chart by Online University, it's hard to believe what some of the most popular websites today looked like in 1996. With graphics and design that now appear incredibly basic and unimpressive, sites like MapQuest.com and Travelocity are almost unrecognizable in their early days. In an age where social networking sites are taking over the Web, it's difficult to imagine a time without them, when AOL.com and Webcrawler.com led the list of the top 10 most popular Internet pages.

'The Internet of Yesterday and Today' has definitely made me appreciate the technology we now have, where information on just about everything and anything is readily available via the World Wide Web.