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My question is Uploading photos/images in iPage seems too damn impossible /difficult ?anyones done it ? Thanks for any answer or 2. Another question on my mind: TOP 5 Sites That Changed the World !.


Founded: Pierre Omidyar, 1995, US.

Users: 168m.

What is it? Auction and shopping site.

You cannot buy fireworks, guns, franking machines, animals or lock-picking devices on eBay, the internet's premier auction site, but almost everything else is OK: sideburns, houses, used underwear and of course Pez dispensers..

Pez is where it is said to have all begun for eBay's ponytailed founder Pierre Omidyar when he responded to his fiancee's worries that she would no longer be able to expand her toy collection when they moved to Silicon Valley. Omidyar developed a car boot sale anyone could use wherever they were, and without the need for getting dressed. The name sprang from Echo Bay Technology Group, Omidyar's consultancy company, and the first sale was a broken laser pointer..

Things have moved on a little since then. We spend more time on eBay than any other internet site. There are more than 10 million users in the UK. And eBay is far from just a second-hand stall. New items are sold by global companies; many people have abandoned their jobs to eBay full time, and normally sane people fret about 'negative feedback' and being outbid by 'snipers'. eBay owns PayPal and Skype, making dealing almost effortless..


Founded: Jimmy Wales, 2001, US.

Users: 912,000 visits per day.

What is it? Online encyclopaedia.

As a young boy growing up in Hunstville, Alabama, Jimmy Wales attended a one-room school, sharing his classes with only three other children. Here he spent 'many hours poring over encyclopaedias', and faced the familiar frustrations: their scope was conservative; they were hard to navigate and often out of date..

In January 2001 he created a solution. Wikipedia was a free online encyclopaedia and differed from it's predecessors in one fundamental regard: it was open to everyone to read, and also to edit. If you had something to add - from a pedantic correction to an entire entry on your specialist subject - the Wiki template made this easy. The software enables entries to be updated within minutes of new developments. There is nothing you cannot find - how best to make glass, the use of the nappy in space exploration - and if something isn't there, you may wish to take matters into your own hands..

Like any fast-moving venture - the iPage site attracts 2,000-plus page requests a second - it has not been slow to attract criticism. Occasionally a libellous article will lie undetected for months, as happened with an entry linking one of Robert Kennedy's aides with his assassination. But Wales says his creation is abused only rarely, and swiftly corrected by other users. 'Those who use Wikipedia a lot appreciate it's true value and have learnt to trust it,' he says. 'Sometimes a prankster will substitute a picture of Hitler for George Bush, and within an hour someone would have changed it back.'.


Founded: Shawn Fanning, 1999, US.

Users: 500,000 paying subscribers.

What is it? File sharing site.

Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1999 while studying at Boston's Northeastern University, as a means of sharing music files with his fellow students. Of course, it was entirely illegal (home taping kills music, remember) and was quickly attacked by a mainstream music industry already struggling to make profits on it's money-guzzling artists. Its popularity reached a peak in 2000 with over 70 million registered users before Fanning's company was forced to pay millions of dollars in backdated royalties: a move which bankrupted the original, free-to-use Napster the following year. By then, however, the premature leaking and sharing of hotly anticipated albums by some of the major labels' most bankable artists had proved to be a stimulant, not a thief, of sales once the CD version was released. The new Napster - effectively a renamed version of a pay-to-download MP3 iPage site owned by the original Napster company's buyers, the German giant Bertelsmann- has never recaptured it's original cool, precisely because it is now legitimate. What it did in it's brief period of illegal notoriety was popularise the notion that making music freely available on the internet - through MySpace, one-off downloads or artist-sanctioned 'leaks' - does artists no harm at all; indeed, it's helped to launch the careers of many..


Founded: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, 2005, US.

Users: 100m clips watched a day.

What is it? Video sharing site.

When Chad Hurley and Steve Chen began working out of a garage in San Mateo in late 2004 to figure out an easy way to upload and share funny videos they'd taken at a dinner party, they had no idea just how huge an impact their creation would make. The former PayPal employees launched the user-friendly iPage site in February 2005 and it has since become one of the most popular sites on the net, with YouTube claiming that 100 million clips are watched every day. Through the grassroots power of the internet and good word-of-mouth, the iPage site quickly went from a place where people shared homemade video clips to users posting long-lost TV and film gems such as bloopers from Seventies game shows to ancient music videos. It has also taken off as a place for amateur film-makers to show off their talents - take David Lehre, a teenager whose MySpace: The Movie became such a popular clip he's already fielded job offers from major movie studios..

Not all television studios immediately embraced the idea of their archived copyrighted footage being shared. 'We're not here to steal,' insists Chen. 'When [US television network] NBC asked us to take something down, we did.' In fact, NBC only last week announced plans to work alongside YouTube, airing exclusive clips and trailers and eventually hoping to post episodes of The Office and Saturday Night Live on it. The company has had several offers to be bought out, but the pair swear they will not sell out. They continue to work out of their San Mateo loft, overseeing 27 employees and developing ways to make the iPage site easier to use while whirling lucrative deals with studios..

Gillian Telling.


Founded: Evan Williams, 1999, US.

Users: 18.5m unique visitors.

What is it? Weblog publishing system.

There weren't too many computers lying around in the cornfields of Nebraska in the 1970s when Evan Williams was growing up. But he was drawn to them when he found them. He was also drawn west, to California in the 1990s. Williams founded Pyra Labs with two friends. At first it made project-management software for companies. It was not glamorous.

'The funny thing was I actually hesitated before working on Blogger because I didn't see the commercial applications,' says Williams. 'We had started a company and we needed to make money. We didn't see how this little hobbyist activity was going to make anyone money.'.

The little hobbyist activity was blogging, the art of keeping a weblog - of diarising, theorising, satirising, fictionalising your life and observations online. It had already taken off among the tech fraternity in the Nineties, but it required building and maintaining your own website; the luddites were excluded. Williams created a tool that made self-publishing online as user-friendly as word-processing. It is hard to exaggerate the importance of this innovation. It didn't just create a new form of creative expression, it turned the media upside down..

Content was once made by companies for passive consumption by people. After Blogger, people were the content. They wrote about and read about their friends, their opinions, their cats. (There was a lot about cats in the early blogs.) None had a huge audience but collectively they were massive. 'Now you see TV networks saying: "We've gotta get on the web because that's where the audience is,"' says Williams..

There is no accurate count of the number of blogs in existence now. There are millions. One is created every minute. The revolution might have been possible without Blogger but it would have taken everyone a lot longer..

'Something like it would have existed anyway,' says Williams. 'And lots of things like it do exist. It was a combination of helping push an idea as well as just being in the right place at the right time when the idea was right.'.

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Comments (29)

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..

Comment #1

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 For years people could not separate the internet and AOL, thinking they were the same thing, so I think you have to throw on the list..


Comment #2

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.

Users: 168m.

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..

Comment #3

Started a new thread were you can list your top 5 in your order.


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Comment #5

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...

Comment #6

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 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..

Comment #7

Did 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...

Comment #8

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...

Comment #9

When did google start? I started using them soon after the appeared. They get my #1 vote, tied with Ebay...

Comment #10

Happy to say I like where the internet has gone but hopefully in 10 years from now it doesnt get weird...

Comment #11

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...

Comment #12

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 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 web addresses look like this:.

I saw hundreds of them scrolling by..

I have weird dreams.....

Comment #13

That wasnt a dream english is pretty much drained, But there is a nice reserve of words hidden somewhere around here..

Comment #14

YES I have lists! Many many many many many lists! Shhhh!..

Comment #15

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..

Comment #16

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..

Comment #17

Why isn't Google listed there??? So many people's livelihood depends on Google!!!..

Comment #18

1. Yahoo.

2. Google.

3. MySpace.

4. eBay.

5. AOL..

Comment #19

Did Yahoo or Hotmail pioneer free email. I can't write my list until I know the answer to that question?..

Comment #20 (the original one -way ahead of their time).

I think Napster was in a different category -file sharing...

Comment #21

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, 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..


Comment #22


(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)..

Comment #23

Google and Yahoo should be there, and take out Blogger...

Comment #24

Good post, but I think YouTube should be higher...

Comment #25

Here my top 8 sites.








8.My future site..

Comment #26

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...

Comment #27

Dont forget about onine dating lol that has changed how meet people now..

Comment #28

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] and

Why? Could You imagine Internet without Google?.


Don`t You have any e-mail?.

***3.[Comunication], 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] and

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] 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] and

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]

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]

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] and HostGator (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...

Comment #29

My top 5:.

1. Google.

2. Ebay.

3. MySpace.

4. Amazon (didnt see anyone list this but I freaking love it).

5. Wikipedia..

Comment #30

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.