Here’s What Your Favourite Websites Looked Like 10 Years Ago

25 October 2017, 10:46

Shane Dawson with Mark Zuckerberg

By Benedict Townsend

Hint: bad.

With the pace that technology evolves - and dies (RIP Vine), it can be easy to forget that some of your favourite sites have been plugging away for well over a decade. If, as the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics, then a week is fifty years in social media redesign time. Take a gander at how some of the (now) biggest websites in the world measured up all the way back in twenty-oh-seven:


Facebook

You know what's better than a million viral videos on your feed? A billion zero viral videos on your feed.

facebook-2007


Twitter

Long before Twitter became the place where the future President would comment on the relationships of Twilight actors, the site was still trying to find its feet.

twitter-2007


Also, this was the original Twitter logo ... seriously

Back when the website was known as 'Twttr', a  designer was asked to whip up a logo in just one day. This is what they produced. Needless to say, it didn't last very long.

twittr


YouTube

As clunky as this looks, it's still easier to navigate that whatever YouTube has become in recent years.

youtube-in-2007


And YouTube channels themselves

Ahh memories.

youtube-channel-2007


Tumblr

Seems pretty good tbh.

tumblr-april-2007


Bonus: here's what Google looked like in 1998

google-old