The Wayback Machine

Do you ever go to the Wayback Machine on the The Internet Archives ( and check out old versions of websites?

Like, Google when it was in beta?

Or Yahoo in it’s infancy?

How about Xanga?  It went from a mysterious page that didn’t say what it was for, to a site for building your own “home portals,” to a place to build your own “affiliated store,” then changed to a place where anyone could “publish online.”  Funny, for an entire year Xanga had no idea what it was.  It didn’t become a “weblog” until November 2000.

And here is my original Xanga, with some entries from October 2002.  I’d completely forgotten about my blinking self portrait.


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