Have you ever thought that a website can change the world ? have you ? It seems strange but it’s true. There are many websites that changed the world. These websites have impact on people’s lives, earning entertainment and many more. These are very powerful websites.
List of Most Powerful Websites:
Google is one of the most powerful websites of the internet. It is a search engine website which also provide internet related services and products such as online advertisement services, cloud computing, software and hardware. Google provides millions of jobs you can’t even imagine.
Google was founded in September 1998 by Lary Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students in Stanford University in California.
2.) PayPal :
Now a days online payment system is common but at the time, when internet was booming, no one was thinking of online banking. Thanks to x.com and Confinity, both were providing online banking facility and they were competing with each other. After sometime they merged and became PayPal. X.com was founded by Elon Musk.
X.com and Confinity merged in March 2000 and they went public in 2002. Later ebay bought PayPal in 2002.
Ebay is an American multi-national e-commerce website that facilitates consumer to consumer and business to consumer sales through its websites.
It was made as hobby of a programmer Pierre Omidyar. He first named it as AuctionWeb. It was founded in September 3, 1995.
Ebay is the first online auction website allowing person to person transaction which led to mass volume of online transactions.
Before Facebook it was Blogger, Friendster, Myspace. But Facebook took the social media platform by storm. It has over 2.5 billion monthly active users.
Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 4 February 2004. Facebook is the biggest social media platform, you can add friends, share news, promote your business and many more.
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YouTube is online video sharing platform. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim — created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion.
YouTube is source of income of millions of users across the world. People earn money via google adsense or private sponsorship of the video.
You can learn so many things for free in YouTube. That’s why this is one of the powerful websites. This changed the world.
6. WordPress :
WordPress is free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. If you want a simple website or complex website and you don’t know how to make a website. Then WordPress is for you.
It provides themes, plugins from which you can make awesome looking website. You just have to buy a domain name and hosting service and you have to install WordPress. That’s it. you don’t need anything. Blogger is similar to WordPress but WordPress is far-far better than blogger or any other these kind of website.
If you are looking for a website, WordPress is for you.
Amazon is multinational conglomerate technology company. This company focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, digital streaming and many more.
It was founded on July 1994. In May 1997 Amazon went public and started selling music and videos in 1998. In 2002, the corporation started Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provided data on Web site popularity, Internet traffic patterns and other statistics for marketers and developers.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos. He is the richest person in the world. Amazon is one of the most powerful website in the world.
8. Wikipedia :
How can we forget Wikipedia, when it comes to the website which changed the world. Wikipedia is one of the most powerful websites in the world. One of the biggest learning source of the world. It is online encyclopedia.
Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, and was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. It is available in 285 languages.
9. Hotmail :
Hotmail service was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, and was one of the first webmail services on the Internet along with Four11’s RocketMail (later Yahoo! Mail). It was commercially launched on July 4, 1996, symbolizing “freedom” from ISP-based email and the ability to access a user’s inbox from anywhere in the world.
Hotmail was sold to Microsoft in December 1997 for a reported $400 million. It became very popular and became largest web mail service.
10. napster.com :
Shawn Fanning created Napster in 1999 while studying at Boston’s Northeastern University. He created to share music files to his friends. It was entirely illegal.
As the software became popular, the company ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement.
On July 11, 2001, Napster shut down its entire network in order to comply with the injunction. On September 24, 2001, the case was partially settled. Napster agreed to pay music creators and copyright owners a $26 million settlement for past, unauthorized uses of music, and as an advance against future licensing royalties of $10 million. In order to pay those fees Napster attempted to convert its free service into a subscription system, and thus traffic to Napster was reduced. [Source:wikipedia]
Conclusion: 10 most powerful websites that changed the world.
There are many more powerful websites available similar to these kind, but i think these are popular ones. so i created top 10 list. If i find any more website, than i will create another article of powerful websites. Please comment.