Much as we’d love to believe the opposite, the fact of the matter is the Internet didn’t just pop up one day and become what it now is. There was a lot of trial and error that went into make the framework we consider the Internet. There was also a lot of trial and error when it comes to just what kind of sites are going to be on the Internet. With that much trial and error, its a safe bet there are a ton of “firsts” that were on the web. We’ve brought you 10 of the first things that ever happened on the Internet. Check out our list and let us know if you ever happened to spot any of these things during your travels around the web.

First Instagram Upload

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom snapped this picture of his little pup in July of 2010. That was a good three months before the photo sharing site went online. That makes this picture the very first posted there.

The First Dot Com

This website was first registered in 1985 by a company known as Symbolics. The company has since gone belly up, but the website still exists as a kind of historical marker as the first .com

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