Websites that changed the world

The Guardian is reporting on 15 websites that changed the world
1. eBay.com /Founded: Pierre Omidyar, 1995, US
Users: 168m /What is it? Auction and shopping site

2. wikipedia.com /Founded: Jimmy Wales, 2001, US
Users: 912,000 visits per day /What is it? Online encyclopaedia

3. napster.com /Founded: Shawn Fanning, 1999, US
Users: 500,000 paying subscribers /What is it? File sharing site

4. youtube.com /Founded: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, 2005, US
Users: 100m clips watched a day /What is it? Video sharing site

5. blogger.com /Founded: Evan Williams, 1999, US
Users: 18.5m unique visitors /What is it? Weblog publishing system

6. friendsreunited.com /Founded: Steve and Julie Pankhurst, 1999, UK
Users: 15m /What is it? School reunion site

7. drudgereport.com /Founded: Matt Drudge, 1994, US
Users: 8-10m page views per day /What is it? News site

8. myspace.com /Founded: Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, 2003, US
Users: 100m /What is it? Social networking site

9. amazon.com /Founded: Jeff Bezos, 1994, US
Users: More than 35m customers in over 250 countries /What is it? Online retailer, primarily of books, CDs and DVDs

10. slashdot.org /Founded: Rob Malda, 1997, US
Users: 5.5m per month /What is it? Technology news website and internet forum

11. salon.com /Founded: David Talbot, 1995, US
Users: Between 2.5 and 3.5m unique visitors per month /What is it? Online magazine and media company Salon grew out of a strike.

12. craigslist.org /Founded: Craig Newmark, 1995, US
Users: 4bn page views per month /What is it? A centralised network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements and forums

13. google.com Founded: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, 1998, US
Users: A billion search requests per day /What is it? Search engine and media corporation

14. yahoo.com /Founded: David Filo and JerryYang, 1994, US
Users: 400m /What is it? Internet portal and media corporation

15. easyjet.com /Founded: Stelios Haji-Ioannou, 1995, UK
Users: 30m passengers last year /What is it?: Budget airline
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