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What Google, Twitter, Angry Birds could have looked like in 1980 (video)

Despite Google being only 13 years old, one developer sought to recreate how it might have looked in the 1980's, along with a mockup of Twitter and Angry Birds.
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Written by Zack Whittaker on

Google, Twitter, and Angry Birds: three of the most popular 'things' in today's world.

But the search engine, the microblogging social network, and the highly addictive game have been born out of a technology made available just over twenty years ago: the Web.

Ten years previous to the Web's inception in 1980 was full of punch-cards and DOS prompts. Having said that, I stumbled into this world eight years later, so I missed out on all the 'fun'.

One retro-loving BASIC developer recreated how Google, Twitter, and Angry Birds would look like in this era gone by, and even made the code available for developers to run.

Twitter, a teenager on the Web at six years old, has 140 million users and over 340 million tweets published on a daily basis.

Angry Birds, a game where you fling chickens into pigs in flimsy-looking structures, was brought out to iOS in 2009. Despite it being less than three years old, it remains one of the most popular franchises on the Web today.

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