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What was the world's first commercial web site?
Those annoying ads, we're sure
you love them, but where did it all begin?
It was October 1994 and a bunch of HotWired geeks were
sitting around discussing the why not to put up advertising on the internet,
after all the internet was a community.
Eventually, quite quickly, the prospect of making money
won out and the first commercial web site was born.
Sponsored by AT&T, a 468 x 60 banner was placed on the
HotWired site paving the way to where we are today.
Now we must add a 'but'.....
In 1993 Dale Dougherty published Global Network Navigator,
which was bought out by AOL in 1995, and is considered by some to be the world's
first commercial web site.
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