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11 vintage websites as you used to see them

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REMEMBER THE EARLY days of the Web? When it seemed like a brave new world, and a great way to cheat on your homework?

Here’s how your favourite bookmarks looked to you then (when your sister wasn’t on the phone keeping you off the internet).

Which sites have we missed? Let us know in the comments…

1. RTÉ, 1999

2. Google, 1998


3. IOL, 2000


4. Facebook, 2004

landonhowell.com

5. Eircom.net, 1999

6. The Late Late Show, 1997

7. Amazon, 1995

moroch.com

8. Daft.ie, 1999

9. eBay, 1999


10. Bank of Ireland, 2000

11. Hotmail, 1997

All images via the Wayback Machine except where noted.

And here’s the sound it made as you logged on:

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