Facebook has had many changes since its debut in 2004, but this is the layout that I'll always remember. 2006 was when they introduced the News Feed (similar to what we have now, the Timeline) which everyone hated at first, and then got over within a week. You know, like ALL Facebook updates.
Google redesigned its famous logo in 2015, but it wasn't the first time this has happened. If anything, the logo today looks more like the logo did back in the '90s, since the text is a little thicker. But what happened to the exclamation point? Rumor has it, it was donated to Jeb Bush's campaign.
YouTube was created in February 2005, by three former employees from PayPal. A little over a year later, Google bought it for nearly $1.7billion. It's changed over the years (hello, Gmail syncing), but the spirit of YouTube is the same as it was when it was first created: An easy video-sharing platform. 5,435,654,876,564,287 cats later and it's still going strong.
Amazon.com was born in 1994, though it was originally called Cadabra. In 1995 it was renamed Amazon and was solely an online bookstore. Today, it has expanded into so much more. In fact, if it's not sold on Amazon, did it ever even exist in the first place?
Apple's website in the '90s was far from the sleek, minimalistic design that we know of today. It's hard to believe that at the time, this was considered cutting edge. Until you find your old Geocities page and realize that yes, yes it was.
Ask.com used to be AskJeeves.com, and our lives were a little better knowing that a polite butler was always there to help. Jeeves has since been phased out of the American version of the website, though the UK version still has him. He never abandoned us, he just went home.
Twitter had its light blue logo from 2006-2010, and it'll always be near and dear to my heart. Back then, there wasn't a Twitter app because smartphones weren't mainstream. If you wanted to tweet from your phone, you had to text it. I feel old, but not "says 'whippersnapper' on a daily basis" old.