Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you help..
Its an interesting list, but nowhere near accurate in my opinion. Yahoo should be #1 in my opinion, as they basically started the modern day web portal, and Google should be a solid #2 considering that the phrase google it means the same as search it in today's society. I also agree that MySpace should be very high on the list, and then again what about AOL.com. For years people could not separate the internet and AOL, thinking they were the same thing, so I think you have to throw AOL.com on the list..
List the Top 5 sites you think changed the world in order !.
Inspired by this thread were most people dont agree with the list and it's been said it's a little UK biast..
The Reports Top 5 :.
Founded: Pierre Omidyar, 1995, US.
What is it? Auction and shopping site.
Founded: Jimmy Wales, 2001, US.
Users: 912,000 visits per day.
What is it? Online encyclopaedia.
Founded: Shawn Fanning, 1999, US.
Users: 500,000 paying subscribers.
What is it? File sharing site.
Founded: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, 2005, US.
Users: 100m clips watched a day.
What is it? Video sharing site.
Founded: Evan Williams, 1999, US.
Users: 18.5m unique visitors.
What is it? Weblog publishing system..
Started a new thread were you can list your top 5 in your order.
I agree,In 20 years,Yahoo will be vintage internet hall of fame....It is impossible to leave yahoo out,Google the same as yahoo...
Wow, I've only visited Ebay and wikipedia (by search)..
I guess they didn't change my life too much (directly that is)..
I use Google, Yahoo, Craigslist alot so those get my vote..
I suppose the iPage site that change my direction the most would have to be Tripod.com back in the late 90's. All the free, (crappy) domains and free websites and hosting... That's what got the ball running for me..
Did MapQuest.com change anything? Were they the first big online mapping and directions site?? Sure I don't use them much anymore but I did alot back in the day...
1. Yahoo - Set the standard for a web portal.
2. Google - Do I even need to explain why?.
3. Ebay - Was one of the pioneers in the E-Commerce world, and also the auction world.
4. MySpace - Now a huge subject of controversey, but a iPage website which almost every teenager in the world has been to or heard of.
5. AOL - Brought the internet to America primarily through it's dialup service, and eventually the broadband internet.
It is so hard to limit the list to only five, but if I had to limit it to sites that changed the world, then that would be my list. I definitely think sites like Wikipedia, Amazon, and Craigslist should be on the list, but those woule be my top 5. They had Napster on their list, which I guess you could argue, but to me Napster was not really a website, but an application. Napster did have a great impact, but I wouldn't classify it on this list...
When did google start? I started using them soon after the appeared. They get my #1 vote, tied with Ebay...
Happy to say I like where the internet has gone but hopefully in 10 years from now it doesnt get weird...
I hope it's gets complety weird.
.. But weird in whos eyes? Wow the possibilities of a weird internet, it's funny to think about. Sorry to get off topic but I just think thats a funny quote...
Maybe he means like in the movies where everything is holograms, up in the air...seen those? One was a Tom Cruise movie, can't remember the name of it, sure was neat. And I had a dream about the internet and the future...like in 25 years or more...actually I have no idea how far into the future...but there are no proper english words left to register AT ALL...new web addresses look like this:.
I saw hundreds of them scrolling by..
I have weird dreams.....
That wasnt a dream english is pretty much drained, But there is a nice reserve of words hidden somewhere around here..
YES I have lists! Many many many many many lists! Shhhh!..
You shhh ! dont say that LOL , I'm about to make the IDNebook disappear as I feel my community service is just about done , maybe greed needs to kick in..
If myspace is ever put anywhere near this list I will hunt down the writer of the article. Myspace should be creditted as the #1 worst iPage site ever. Its nothing but a giant spam site. and the world would be better without it..
Why isn't Google listed there??? So many people's livelihood depends on Google!!!..
Did Yahoo or Hotmail pioneer free email. I can't write my list until I know the answer to that question?..
TheGlobe.com (the original one -way ahead of their time).
I think Napster was in a different category -file sharing...
I hate to list it as number one but in the small town I live in the mention of the internet coincided with AOL...."I have AOL internet, you can use AOL when ever you want to" ..amazing how people ,at the time, used AOL as a word equal to the term internet.......so, all and all.
1.AOL (never had and will never use it).
2.Yahoo (my first email).
3.Ebay (my first online purchase).
4.Google (my first realization of the vastness and unlimited capability of the net).
5.Wikipedia (nothing better than free information for us all).
-Thank you for your time..
(Email for everybody. Although Yahoo email is more common, web-based email started through hotmail and this has made communication available for large groups of people that couldn't before. One of the great thing about email is it's low cost allows people in third world countries to communicate who can't afford to communicate by telephone.).
(Yahoo's impressive pioneering work with their directory allowed them to help make the internet more easy to use and significantly changed the internet.).
(Although Yahoo leads the race with directories, search is more useful. Google has also changed the world with their intelligent advertising strategies and more recently their huge emails forcing the competition to give huge emails has been great.).
(ebay has changed the way a lot of people do business).
(Through Blogging the rich and poor are on a level playing field. Content wins with blogging. Blogging is also faster than the press. e.g. Hurricane Katrina)..
Google and Yahoo should be there, and take out Blogger...
Good post, but I think YouTube should be higher...
Here my top 8 sites.
8.My future site..
I think services like AOL and Prodigy figured prominently early on.. never was a big Yahoo fan. I rarely ever go there for any reason..
Never have visited Craigslist either...
I think the top 5 reflects those things people had a need for or felt were important..
Having been involved in antiques and collectables for years, eBay has always been a daily routine for me..
Sites like Napster (never used it) and YouTube are late-comers.. they're changing the face of the Net now but only recently so...
Dont forget about onine dating lol that has changed how meet people now..
We all live in different contries so our expiriece is also different but from my point of view it should be like that:.
1.[Search Engines] Google.com and Yahoo.com.
Why? Could You imagine Internet without Google?.
Don`t You have any e-mail?.
***3.[Comunication] Skype.com, ICQ and dating services.
Internet became the easiest way to contact with real world, and other 'real' people... but makes it more and more unreal..
4.[Online shopping] eBay.com and Amazon.com.
You come there once and You never can leve it, don`t You?.
And don`t forget,those sites are extrimely dangerous for Your credit card!.
5.[Blogs] Blogger.com and milions of other iPage blog services.
There are probably more writers than readers now, but who cares?.
Everyone can do it in 5 minuts, but only half of percent iPage blog have something interesting to offer for it's reader. Their number kills quality.
6.[P2P] Kazaa.com and eMule.com.
That is the biggest problem for Recording studios and all popular artists - Why shall we buy if we can just download it?.
***7.[Sharing information] Wikipedia.com.
Internet becoming more and more free. Wikipedia is great examle of such products. It contains more terms than any other dictionary however it is 100% free and it's editors don`t recive any pensions for their work..
***8.[Online television] YourTube.com.
Its is not time to throw out your giant box called TV and change it with your browser or any other program. However it wont take much time to make old TV useless..
9.[domaining] Sedo.com and HostGator Business.com (domain which changed domaining world.
Dont be so proud now... I mean when we say "Woohoo! I had so many uniqs this day! so many clicks.... blahblah" at least half of those uniqs said "oh shit! again wrong adress!" Don`t You forget time when You was on other side?.
10.Something have no idea what yet.
***- they just becoming change Internet, so probably their rank should be higher in the future...
My top 5:.
4. Amazon (didnt see anyone list this but I freaking love it).