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A Look Back at Some of the First Things on the World Wide Web (Video)

Some of the first things on the World Wide Web are still around. (AOL Screenshot)
Some of the first things on the World Wide Web are still around. (AOL Screenshot)

In honor of World Wide Web Day, here are some of the web’s biggest firsts — some that stuck around and some that didn’t. Sir...




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