Looking back the at the net as it was

Think you remember what the internet was like back in the day? Chances are you’ve overlooked how far we’ve come. To illustrate the startling difference in connectivity, penetration and technical advancements, we put the internet then (1993) against now (stats accurate up to the end of 2016).

1993 was not the first year the internet came to life, but it was the beginning of search engines as we know it, starting with Aliweb, a text-heavy eyesore that nonetheless paved the way for the Googles and Yahoos of today.

Check out our infographic below, and some golden pictures we’ve dredged up further down. All stats courtesy of Internet Live Stats, the premier repository for information on the World Wide Web.