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The Internet 2002-2012: What a difference a decade makes

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A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?

But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.

10 years, 3,652 days, 87,648 hours.

A lot has changed since Apple was touting a new 700 MHz iBook and iPhoto 1.1. Blockbuster went from $5.5 billion in revenue to a big bloody hole in the ground, and Yahoo went from Internet behemoth to will-Marissa-Mayer-be-able-save-it.

In a glorious animated GIF from BestedSites: The change a decade makes in Internet time.

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