The Most Popular Websites, 1996-2019

We bet it’s been a while since you did a search on ‘ol Lycos or Netscape, huh? Indeed, the early days of the internet were a Wild West, with new and optimistic upstarts hoping to stake their claim on the open plains of web searches.

This time-lapse animated bar chart by Data is Beautiful crawls through 23 years of web history, showcasing the way things changed over time.

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