As we approach 2010, more and more sites are doing their decade retrospectives.
The Webby Awards just released their list of "The Ten Most Influential Internet Moments of the Decade."
The list is interesting and relatively accurate, I guess. Problem is, not much of it is stuff that really effected my life. "Iranian election protests?" Yawn. I wasn't even registered to vote in Iran.
So, with that comedic premise, here are the most important Internet moments of the decade… according to me!
- I discover users on Napster had changed their Radiohead songs to "Rodeohead" songs — allowing me to illegally download Kid A despite Napster's new anti-piracy filtering system.
- Myspace adds new privacy settings, lowering my ability to stalk people online.
- The country's obsession with online poker teaches me how to lose thousands of dollars gambling from the privacy of my own home.
- A friend sends me a link to view March Madness on the CBS website, allowing me to watch the NCAA college basketball tournament at work, lowering my productivity effectively to zero.
- Utilizing instant messaging and Papa John's website, I convince my sister to buy me a pizza despite us living over a thousand miles apart.
- I am informed via email that I will be receiving a life changing sum of $1.000.000,00 American dollars from a rich Nigerian diplomat.
- After a single attempt at online dating, I quickly learn why people do not use online dating and vow never to do it again.
- Online music retailers such as iTunes provide a worldwide outlet for my band to distribute our music, giving us access to markets that previously would have never been available to us. We earn $26.
- Signing up for Twitter — like Facebook, Myspace and Friendster before it — lowers my self-esteem by once again proving that I have less friends than anyone else I know.
- I get a job blogging for a living. The rope I use to attempt to hang myself is too long. Will try again in the 2010s.
What is your most important Internet moment of the 2000s? Tell us in the comments.