[11 august] Prima sesiune de shopping online: Phil Brandenberger (din Philadelphia) și-a folosit cardul de credit pentru a achiziționa un singur obiect online – un CD cu albumul lui Sting, “Ten Summoner’s Tales” la prețul de 12,48 $ (plus transport). [The Cut]
Beverly Hills Internet (BHI) lansează Geocities, care permite utilizatorilor să creeze siteuri cu tipuri de zone urbane.
Cum arăta homepage-ul site-ului Amazon.com în 1994:
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, JANUARY 18, 2012; Historic amazon page. They might look more like a 15-year-old’s GCSE IT project, but these screenshots reveal the humble beginnings of some of the world’s biggest websites.
The homepages of internet heavy-hitters like Amazon, Twitter and Youtube – which receive millions of hits per day – at the time of their launches are almost unrecognisable to today’s web users. These early versions of some of the world’s most clicked-upon sites look incredibly basic compared to their present-day counterparts. With their plain colour schemes and emphasis on text rather than images, it’s hard to believe that they developed into the colourful, content-heavy pages that millions log on to every day. (Credit; newsteam).