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What a nostalgia trip: dozens of people told us which website they visited on their first foray onto the Internet.
Also, the HP Stream 14 is revealed, YouTube Music Key is teased, Murdoch compares Google to the NSA, Reddit lands on Xbox One, and Flappy Bird makes way for Swing Copters.
Also, Windows 9 edges closer, Bill Gates gets wet, P.T. is a scarefest, making GIFS on YouTube, and GoPro cat is epic.
Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.
Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.
The web is now 25 years old, but we want to know: where did your online adventure begin?
Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.
We have 12 alternative ideas of what to do, all suggested by unbelievably supportive (and gorgeous and glamorous) MakeUseOf readers.
Also, Cortana is being baked right into Windows 9, the FCC announces net neutrality round table discussions, Microsoft unveils a $25 Nokia feature phone, and discover what happens when you Like everything on Facebook.
Also, Windows Phone hits 300,000 apps milestone, YouTube stars are insanely popular among teenagers, Microsoft creates hyperlapse videos, Facebook bans begging for Likes, and Big Brother is listening via your bag of chips.
It wasn’t until the World Wide Web was born that the Internet entered into mainstream consciousness. Now, it’s available almost everywhere. When did you first use it? Do you remember your first time?
It’s time to play a game. It isn’t one you’ll be familiar with, because we’ve just invented it to give you an entertaining excuse for spring cleaning your Twitter.
Also, Twitch begins silencing videos, Netflix overtakes HBO, Google adds university campuses to Street View, Microsoft reminds us how terrible things were in 1994, and Kanye West asks the question on everyone’s lips.