10 Web Moments That Changed the World

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10 Web Moments That Changed the World

1. The Dotcom Boom and Bust (1995-2001) – Launched by Netscape’s IPO, the Boom & Bust fast-tracked the Web

2. The Drudge Report Breaks Lewinsky Scandal (1998) – Matt Drudge Scoops one of the decade’s biggest stories

3. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Named Time’s Man of the Year (December 1999) – 1999 Was A Watershed Year for Online Commerce

4. Elections Worldwide (2004) – Howard Dean Revolutionizes Politics

5. September 11th (2001) – Millions of Americans Turn to the Internet for Information About the Tragedies

6. Asian Tsunami (2005) – Citizens Journalists Are the First on the Scene to Document the Tsunami

7. Napster Shut Down (July 2001) – Court Ruling Spurs Innovation and New Business Models

8. Live 8 on AOL (July 2005) – Internet Coverage Of Global Concert Bests Television’s

9. Match.com Booms (2002) – The Web Becomes the Primary Means for Making Connections

10. SARS Virus Discovered Online (2003) – Web Plays Central Role in Research to Discover SARS Virus