|Myspace.com in 1997|
|Myspace.com in 2000|
|Myspace.com in October 2003|
|Myspace.com in October 2004, after Richard Rosenblatt took the helm|
Throughout 2004 and 2005, fewer and fewer people were using Friendster, and more and more people started using Myspace. It was a boon for musicians, because they can feature their music in their profiles. Myspace started to generate a huge amount of ad revenue for Intermix, until Intermix and Myspace were bought by News Corp. for $580 million in July 2005.
|Myspace.com in October 2009|
|Myspace.com today, with a new look|
It's a little known fact that YouTube launched as a Myspace widget.
The YouTube website launched on Valentine's Day 2005, after YouTube's success on Myspace.
|YouTube in April 2005|
Former Paypal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim founded YouTube. They saw a need for an easy video sharing venue on the web. The very first YouTube video was uploaded by Jawed Karim on April 23rd, 2005, titled Me at the zoo. Here it is!
The YouTube beta test started in May 2005, and the official launch was in November.
By November 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. Yes, that's a BILLION, not a million.
As of November 2010, videos have been viewed via YouTube over 14 billion times.
When 'A Brief History of the Web' continues very soon with part ten, learn how Facebook started! Well, we all saw The Social Network, so it'll be a brief refresher course.