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.

(Jillian D’Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this post)

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Wikipedia: Then (2001)

Wikipedia: Now

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Weather.com: Then (1996)

Weather.com: Now

Weather.com

Reddit: Then (2005)

Reddit: Now

Reddit

Pinterest: Then (2010)

Pinterest: Now

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Buzzfeed: Then (2006)

Buzzfeed: Now

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Google: Then (1998)

Google

Google: Now

Google

Tumblr: Then (2007):

Tumblr: Now

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

AOL: Now

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Whitehouse.gov: Then (1996)

Whitehouse.gov: Now

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eBay: Then (1995)

eBay: Now

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Yelp: Then (2004)

Yelp: Now

Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

Foursquare: Then (2009)

Foursquare: Now

Foursquare

LinkedIn: Then (2003)

LinkedIn: Now

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

The Village Voice

The Huffington Post: Now

Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

MySpace: Then (2003)

MySpace: Now

Myspace

YouTube: Then (2005)

YouTube: Now

YouTube

Twitter: Then (2006)

Twitter: Now

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Yahoo: Then (1994)

Yahoo: Now

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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

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Facebook: Then (2004)

Facebook: Now

Facebook

Silicon Alley Insider (pre-Business Insider): Then (2008)

Silicon Alley Insider

Business Insider: Now

Business Insider

Amazon: Then (1995)

Amazon: Now

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Uber: Then (2010)

WayBack Machine

Uber: Now

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Instagram: Then (2011)

Instagram

Instagram: Now

Instagram

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