Pop Culture Internet History – 1998 When Google Was In Beta

Let’s go back to the year 1998. Mr. Pop History was just starting. And, so was Google. This is so fascinating, it’s unreal.

You all know what beta is? It’s a sort of test phase and usually used in tech speak. Take a look at this. It’s Google in beta!!

This is from 1998. Today, Google owns the Internet world. But – not so long ago – it was a different time. This comes from December of 1998. WOW!

Back then, Yahoo was #1 and Netscape was the top brower. Videos online?? Good luck! You could barely transmit an mp3 audio track because of the slow dial-ups.