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For better or worse, the World Wide Web sure has come a long way in 30 years. And what better place to feed those pangs of nostalgia on Tuesday than online, where the internet was celebrating the big anniversary.

Amazon, Google, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee and many more looked back at what the web looked like and what it meant to them as the world was at the cusp of being connected in a whole new way.

Berners-Lee, who invented the web in 1989, wrote a piece in Wired about how while it’s worth celebrating the fact that half of the world is online, it’s worth reflecting on how far we have to go. For all the good the internet brings to people’s daily lives, there is a world of hurt spread by those who use it for evil intent.

Amazon, the tech giant that blossomed from online book seller to e-commerce behemoth, offered up a look at what its homepage looked like in 1995. Earth’s biggest bookstore promised 1 million titles at consistently low prices. There was even a spotlight section on books the editors loved, and updates moved … EVERY day!

Bill Gates is certainly at the forefront of any discussion when it comes to the revolution around technology, and on Tuesday he tweeted about how he had the chance to shape the future with his colleagues at Microsoft.

Google shared a number of memories and the Google Doodle paid special tribute to the anniversary. With a variety of tweets, the company recognized its role in search, email and video dominance (YouTube).

Tweets capturing the sweet sound of dial-up connections were a popular way to jar people’s memories about how far we’ve come. However fast your connection is today, you have to remember the painstaking process of trying to just get online with a phone 30 years ago.

And of course the day wouldn’t be complete without hearing from the guy who actually invented the internet. * 2019 wink wink emoji *

Go ahead and use the internet and the Twitter hashtag #Web30 to continue the trip down memory lane. … www dot man, time sure does fly.

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