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25 Innovations That Shaped the 'Net


25 Innovations that Shaped the 'Net
From David Letterman to the OCD-stricken -- everyone loves making lists. 'USA Today' is getting in on the action by celebrating its 25th birthday with 25 weeks of Top 25 lists. Today, it's the top 25 innovations that shaped the Internet.

It's all in there: Google, Amazon, Yahoo and eBay (not to mention parent company AOL). Newcomers like YouTube, MySpace and bloggers are all represented, as are the really important things we all take for granted these days, like e-mail, graphics and instant messaging.

Number one on the list: the World Wide Web. (If you're thinking to yourself, "But the Internet and World Wide Web are the same thing," you should read this.) Interestingly, spam, spyware, gambling and porn also made the list.

Not on the list? Crappy, overpriced, over-hyped Super Bowl ads.

From USA Today

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