London: Though Facebook and Twitter may be popular with millions of Britons, but the social networking websites have not made it to the “ten wonders of the web” list.
Instead Google, eBay, Susan Boyle, British web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and YouTube make the list of the most significant moments in Internet history.
Research by website Kelkoo found that Britons credit cyberspace stalwarts Tim Berners-Lee and JCR Licklider as the top two most significant icons in Internet history.
As the brain behind the first ever Internet browser, Berners-Lee claimed the top spot with almost one in five voters.
Second was Licklider`s creation of an “intergalactic network” which marked the birth of the World Wide Web in 1962.
Significantly, the launch of Facebook in 2004, heralding the dawn of the social media age could manage to reach only 11th place.
“With the next big groundbreaking development in the evolution of the internet round the corner, we aimed to showcase the most significant and innovative moments in its history so far,” the Sun quoted Chris Simpson, marketing director of Kelkoo, who quizzed 1,000 people, as saying.
“The video charts the entire chronicle of online milestones - from the birth of the founder of online shopping, Michael Aldrich, 70 years ago, to the dot com crash in 2001 to the rise of internet behemoths YouTube and Google - and of course not forgetting viral singing sensation Susan Boyle,” added Simpson.