Sunday, August 11, 2013

Internet company histories and website error pages

Here are some fun lists that show what popular websites used to look like and what their first posts were.

What 14 popular websites used to look like. (Business Insider; April 28, 2013)

First posts on some of the Web’s biggest sites. (This Was First)

And finally, I’ve written about Internet 404 error pages several times before. These pages are the ones you stumble upon when a weblink is no longer active or you have a bad weblink. They can be pretty entertaining. They’re like Easter eggs on the Web. The Business Insider put together a list it calls “The Best 404 Error Pages Of All Time.” It contains 19 examples and is by no means exhaustive.

Here are posts I’ve done on the subject:

24 notable webpage error messages (Oct. 30, 2011)

10 fun webpage error messages (Sept. 26, 2012)

Obama-Biden 2012 website appears to make fun of Biden on error page (Oct. 2, 2012)

As a bonus, I’m including here three more website 404 error pages, from top down: Evite, Buzz Media and Yfrog.

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