10 Defining Web Moments

Here are the top 10 Web moments that “changed the world” according to The Webby Awards AND local events that mirror these moments:

  1. The Dotcom Boom and Bust (1995-2001) – read Abe’s What Happened To posts.
  2. The Drudge Report Breaks Lewinsky Scandal (1998) – Hello Garci. Nuff said.
  3. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Named Time’s Man of the Year (December 1999) – NA
  4. Elections Worldwide (2004) – NA
  5. September 11th (2001) – NA, thank God!
  6. Asian Tsunami (2005) – Ditto.
  7. Napster Shut Down (July 2001) – NA
  8. Live 8 on AOL (July 2005) – NA
  9. Match.com Booms (2002) – Filipina mail order bride sites? Otherwise, NA
  10. SARS Virus Discovered Online (2003) – NA

Conclusion: we’re not yet an “online” society.

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  • #4 – well our elections had some online coverage, but political blogs weren’t hot yet during that time.

  • “#10 SARS Virus Discovered Online (2003)” – ?????