The Evolution of Online Shopping: Then and Now
It seems like we have always been able to shop online or maybe it’s that I can’t imagine not shopping online! Well it wasn’t always that way, let’s take a look at an overview of how this online world started:
Email began in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson. Also the “@” symbol began.
1978: The Bulletin Board System (BBS)
Since we are headquartered in Chicago, I didn’t find it surprising that the first bulletin board system (BBS) was developed here in Chicago during a blizzard.
1978: Spam is born
No you don’t want spam but you do not want your Lakeside emails going to spam! Double check and make sure you are getting all our deals and promo emails, if not sign up at lakeside.com.
1982: The first emoticon
Began by Scott Fahlman in 1982.
1989: AOL is launched
1993: Governments join in on the fun
The White House and the United Nations go online, using the .gov and .org domain names.
1995: Commercialization of the internet
1995 is believed to be the first year the web became commercialized- happy shopping! Amazon started in 1995.
Yes a new pope was chosen this year which was all over the internet but the Vatican also went online for the first time in 1995.
1996: First web-based (webmail) service
Google went live in 1998, changing the way people search and shop online. Go ahead and google Lakeside Collections!
2001: Wikipedia is launched
MySpace began in 2003 and grew to be a huge social network that is until Facebook came!
YouTube launched in 2005, you can look up all the Lakeside Collection videos there too. I love the Lakeside Collection Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes one!
Twitter launched in 2006.
2007: The iPhone and the Mobile Web
The Lakeside Collection will continue to bring the latest trends and technology to our website so we can offer our wonderful customers the best shopping experience possible!