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0 Quikthinking Wayback

  • How To
  • by Hugh Smith
  • 11/16/2021

Regardless of your age, you might want to look back in time into the dawn of online website communication.

The creation of dot com, dot org, and dot net websites started to explode as the 1990s were coming to a close.

Social media became a new phrase, the watchwords "you got mail" captured a wired generation, and cellphone usage was on the edge of a massive breakout.

One of the best ways to see what was happening 'way back when' is to use the online Internet Archive WayBack Machine.

625 billion web pages as of this writing are there to explore. You could argue that one of the reasons why social media is so popular today is that there are just too many solo websites to keep track of.

It's too easy to dive into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn along with hundreds of millions of users who use these platforms daily.

'Set it and forget it' is the mindset as you scroll and surf these sites.

So what were those social media guys doing back in the day?

To find out, say hello to The WayBack Machine. It's a portal designed to be simple and easy to use.

Enter the url (uniform resource locator) of the website you are interested in and select the year.

Overnight web wonders come and go. The Wayback Machine is a nice way to research who has staying power. 

We hit The Wayback Machine for (our website). Here's what we found.

You'll see the actual 'home' pages below that TWBM captured from 1996, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020.

I've added the years to each Wayback Machine 'above the fold' screen shot.

2021 is the 25th Quikthinking website year celebration as a resource for software and app users. We began creating Windows software in the early 1990s. Our migration to mobile apps started in 2011.

Enjoy the memories when you explore The Wayback Machine!

Quikthinking Software 1996

Quikthinking Software 2005

Quikthinking Software 2010

Quikthinking Software 2015

Quikthinking Software 2020

Quikthinking Wayback
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