Wired pointed us to the fact that on this day in 1991, “the world wide web became publicly available for the first time.” Father of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee posted an introductory post to the alt.hypertext Usenet group on August 7, 1991, and all at once another world was born: one where we’d be able to see each other’s faces without being near them and join with like-minded people to geek out about shit and–of course–watch lots and lots of free porn.
In the 21 years since the web’s first public introduction, we have learned a lot about GIFs (hard G, IDGAF), site design (RIP blink tag) and predators. It’s been a whirlwind couple of decades!
Now, come: Venture with Betabeat into a gallery of some of the things we would like to thank the Internet for spearheading. Clickity click.