Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What on Earth did we do on the Internet Before Youtube?!

The internet has really grown quickly and things have changed so fast over the last few years. Have you ever thought about the fact that Youtube has only existed since 2005? What did we do to entertain ourselves before we had millions of videos on demand? If you were born in the 1980s or early 1990s, you might remember some of the entertainment sources before Youtubewas on the scene.

Before YouTube there were a lot of sources of entertainment, some goofy and silly and others quite informative and educational. This infographic shows some of the ways that we used to entertain ourselves before Youtube was invented.

For example, do you remember playing one of the many CD ROM games such as A.D.A.M., which was an educational tool about human health and anatomy? Also, SIMs and SIM City were fun games that allowed you to create your own imaginary world.

After the internet was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, it wasn’t long before people found ways to waste time online. Websites like Rotten.com, AlbinoBlackSheep and Ebaum’s World were full of entertaining and mindless content.

What are the sources of entertainment that you remember from the pre-Youtube and Youtube downloader era? Take a look at this infographic and see if you can remember any.

What did we all do before Youtube? - An infographic by the team at youtubedownload

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