Would today’s biggest social networks be as popular if they existed in 1997? Sure, we can head over to the Internet Wayback Machine to see what sites looked like back then… but what about sites that weren’t even invented until recently? For example, what would Google+ have looked like in 1997? What about Facebook and Youtube? Thanks to Today and Tomorrow, we have a horrifying look at what might have been.
Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied created what you see below. The sites are optimized for Netscape Navigator 4.03 (ack!) and displayed on computers running Windows 95. Be sure to check out their website for more information on this terrifying walk down memory lane.
Google+ (1997 version)
Facebook (1997 version)
Youtube (1997 version)