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Happy Birthday Internet, er, World Wide Web!

Last posted Aug 10, 2011 at 12:22AM EDT. Added Aug 07, 2011 at 05:50PM EDT
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Technically, the internet began in 1969.

(Katie is talking about the World Wide Web, which became public on August 6th, 1991)

Aug 07, 2011 at 06:11PM EDT
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According to Wikipedia:


Email started in the 1960s.
IRC chatting started in 1983.
HTML was established in 1992.
Blogs in 1993.
Podcasting in 2004.


Web devices:
1994- Yahoo, Amazon
1995- Ebay, Craiglist,
1998- Google Search
1999- RSS feed, Napster
2000- Blogger, deviantArt
2001- Wikipedia
2003- Skype, iTunes, MySpace, Steam, Pirate Bay, 4chan
2004- Facebook, World of Warcraft, Flickr
2005- Youtube
2006- Wikileaks, Twitter
2007- Tumblr


We’ve gone a long we haven’t we?

Last edited Aug 07, 2011 at 07:01PM EDT
Aug 07, 2011 at 06:42PM EDT
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

I guess it’s no longer a teenager. They grow up so fast. sheds manly tear

Does this mean we will begin to see more maturity on the web?

Aug 07, 2011 at 06:46PM EDT
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Mister J wrote:

According to Wikipedia:


Email started in the 1960s.
IRC chatting started in 1983.
HTML was established in 1992.
Blogs in 1993.
Podcasting in 2004.


Web devices:
1994- Yahoo, Amazon
1995- Ebay, Craiglist,
1998- Google Search
1999- RSS feed, Napster
2000- Blogger, deviantArt
2001- Wikipedia
2003- Skype, iTunes, MySpace, Steam, Pirate Bay, 4chan
2004- Facebook, World of Warcraft, Flickr
2005- Youtube
2006- Wikileaks, Twitter
2007- Tumblr


We’ve gone a long we haven’t we?

2008- KnowYourMeme

Aug 07, 2011 at 07:14PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

2008- KnowYourMeme

Who cares about KnowYourMeme?

Aug 07, 2011 at 07:15PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

Who cares about KnowYourMeme?

Nobody, it’s a fucking stupid site and none of us like it, let alone have accounts and post in its forums about the internet’s birthday. Anyone that thinks we do is a dumbass.

Aug 07, 2011 at 07:20PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

Nobody, it’s a fucking stupid site and none of us like it, let alone have accounts and post in its forums about the internet’s birthday. Anyone that thinks we do is a dumbass.

All I know is a lie.

Aug 07, 2011 at 07:29PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

All I know is a lie.

Have some cake to calm your nerves.

Aug 07, 2011 at 07:30PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

Have some cake to calm your nerves.


Normally, I’d say the cake is a lie. But since it’s a special occasion, I’ll just let the web have it’s cake and eat it too.

Aug 07, 2011 at 08:47PM EDT
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It was born the 6th. Today is the 7nth. Sorry guys.

“The World Wide Web (WWW) was born on August 6, 1991, when the first web page was launched on the internet by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.” Source: http://goo.gl/wfkAR

Last edited Aug 07, 2011 at 09:26PM EDT
Aug 07, 2011 at 09:17PM EDT
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It seems someone has a grudge against me and Suisei.

Aug 07, 2011 at 09:23PM EDT
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Happy birthday asshole internet. You are truly a woeful fantastic thing. You have brought waves of pain and suffering joy and happiness to all. You have really helped advance the world’s destruction technology. I wish you would be wiped off the face of the Earth so people wouldn’t have to continue to endure all the misery you have caused a happy birthday for now and hopefully not years to come.

I hate love you, internet.

ಠ益ಠ ^ __ ^

Last edited Aug 07, 2011 at 09:52PM EDT
Aug 07, 2011 at 09:45PM EDT
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Fridge Logic wrote:

Anako-chan, Fry, don’t kill the mood. It’s still a party.



It was a joke.

7_7

Aug 07, 2011 at 09:55PM EDT
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I’m not joking. It’s really not it’s birthday today. Someone has to be honest.

Last edited Aug 07, 2011 at 09:57PM EDT
Aug 07, 2011 at 09:55PM EDT
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Another year, and the internet can legally drink! (I don’t know how that works…)

Aug 08, 2011 at 12:04AM EDT

Nintendork64 wrote:

Another year, and the internet can legally drink! (I don’t know how that works…)

It doesn’t.

Aug 08, 2011 at 12:11AM EDT
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Anako wrote:

I’m not joking. It’s really not it’s birthday today. Someone has to be honest.

I’m not joking. You really spelled “its” wrong in that post. Someone has to be a Grammar Nazi.

Aug 08, 2011 at 12:23AM EDT
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Chris wrote:

Technically, the internet began in 1969.

(Katie is talking about the World Wide Web, which became public on August 6th, 1991)

Fixed it, sort of.

Aug 08, 2011 at 12:24AM EDT
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FudgeGruck wrote:

Yeah, we’ll have secret butt fun with the internet. Good Idea.

So?
loads of people do that already.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:31AM EDT
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Nintendork64 wrote:

Another year, and the internet can legally drink! (I don’t know how that works…)

Lol, Internet.

Aug 08, 2011 at 09:42AM EDT
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What the hell?! Why didn’t I know that the internet was this old! Now there’s no way I’ll be the first to have taken it’s virginity LEGALLY (because we all know that the internet was raped and is still getting raped since porn became available on it). Oh well, I’ll just send this to my darling internet.

Last edited Aug 08, 2011 at 10:08AM EDT
Aug 08, 2011 at 10:08AM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

It’s the internet’s 20th birthday today.

F Yea! 1991 = Best year EVER! (I should know cuz I was born in it.)

Aug 08, 2011 at 10:45AM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

All I know is a lie.

The lie is a cake.

Aug 08, 2011 at 04:05PM EDT
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Mister J wrote:

The lie is a cake.

Aug 08, 2011 at 04:10PM EDT
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Mister J wrote:

Oooh! You can play my keyboard anyday!

Aug 08, 2011 at 04:28PM EDT
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

F Yea! 1991 = Best year EVER! (I should know cuz I was born in it.)

Yep, second year of college for me.

The first few years I saw of the Internet, it seemed to be mainly strange fetish porn and crazy people ranting about politics and philosophy, but it was a new medium, and I of course knew it would get better.

Aug 09, 2011 at 12:35AM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

Yep, second year of college for me.

The first few years I saw of the Internet, it seemed to be mainly strange fetish porn and crazy people ranting about politics and philosophy, but it was a new medium, and I of course knew it would get better.

so you are about my age? I would have been in my third year but….

Aug 09, 2011 at 12:47AM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

Yep, second year of college for me.

The first few years I saw of the Internet, it seemed to be mainly strange fetish porn and crazy people ranting about politics and philosophy, but it was a new medium, and I of course knew it would get better.

Sounds familiar.

Aug 09, 2011 at 08:25PM EDT
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Next, year the internet can legally drink. Finally gonna pour that whiskey in my router.

Aug 09, 2011 at 08:40PM EDT
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Derpy Vazquez wrote:

so you are about my age? I would have been in my third year but….

I thought we’d been over this many times: I was thrilled when you joined the site because you were a whole year older than me, and I was just feeling odd about hanging out with a group of people whose average age is probably half mine.

Aug 10, 2011 at 12:22AM EDT
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