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What 25 popular websites used to look like

What did LinkedIn look like the first time you visited the site in 2003?

How ugly was Yahoo! in 1994?

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook, Google, and Buzzfeed.

Here’s what the sites looked like then, and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way — oh, and the ads have gotten a lot more in-your-face.

Wikipedia: Then (2001)

Wikipedia: Now

Wikipedia

Weather.com: Then (1996)

Weather.com: Now

Weather.com

Reddit: Then (2005)

Reddit: Now

Reddit

Pinterest: Then (2010)

Pinterest: Now

Pinterest

BuzzFeed: Then (2006)

BuzzFeed: Now

Buzzfeed

Google: Then (1998)

Google

Google: Now

Google

Tumblr: Then (2007):

Tumblr: Now

Tumblr

AOL: Then (version 2.0 in 1994 and 1.0 disk)

AOL: Now

AOL

Whitehouse.gov: Then (1996)

Whitehouse.gov: Now

Whitehouse.gov

eBay: Then (1995)

eBay: Now

eBay

Yelp: Then (2004)

Yelp: Now

Yelp

Foursquare: Then (2009)

Foursquare: Now

Foursquare

LinkedIn: Then (2003)

LinkedIn: Now

LinkedIn

The Huffington Post: Then (on the day of its launch, May 2005)

The Village Voice

The Huffington Post: Now

Huffington Post

MySpace: Then (2003)

MySpace: Now

Myspace

YouTube: Then (2005)

YouTube: Now

YouTube

Twitter: Then (2006)

Twitter: Now

Twitter

Yahoo!: Then (1994)

Yahoo!: Now

Yahoo

The New York Times: Then (1996 -- note the funny text at the bottom)

The New York Times: Now

New York Times

Flickr: Then (2004)

Flickr: Now

Flickr

Facebook: Then (2004)

Facebook: Now

Facebook

Silicon Alley Insider (pre-Business Insider): Then

Silicon Alley Insider

Business Insider: Now

Business Insider

Amazon: Then (1995)

Amazon: Now

Amazon

Uber: Then (2010)

WayBack Machine

Uber: Now

Uber

Instagram: Then (2011)

Instagram

Instagram: Now

Instagram

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