12 of the world's most popular websites from long, long ago

By: ZACHARY GOLDSTEIN

Through the magic of the Wayback Machine, an archival service that has been taking screenshots of websites since the late 1990's, we take a moment to gaze over what some of the world's most popular websites looked like in days past. A time when white space dominated our computer screens, and embedding a video correctly was a task for only the most advanced web-masters. We've come a long way since then, but let's be honest... Just like Rome, the Internet wasn't built in a day.

Take a journey back in time as we see what our favorite websites used to look like in the slide show below...



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