25/09/2016 2:09 PM AEST | Updated 25/09/2016 2:09 PM AEST

The History Of Famous URLs Before They Became Big Brands

Facebook = LOL.

Facebook was totally different.
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Facebook was totally different.

The internet recently turned 25. That's relatively young in the scheme of things, so it's pretty crazy to see how far things have come.

Aside from online shopping, apps that let you order a cab and social media, all you have to do is look at how crude our favourite sites where when they first launched to observe the evolution of the world wide web into the dynamic tool it is today. Some of them weren't at all for the purpose they are now.

For example, Facebook was first called About Face and was purely a directory. How things have changed.

Infographic from Essay Roo.

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