Guardian Unlimited is running a great article called Websites that changed the world
. It's odd to think of things we take so much for granted as having changed the world, but it's true, they did. Among the world-changing web sites are Wikipedia, Blogger, MySpace, Amazon.com, and, of course, Yahoo! and Google. One odd choice is Napster, which of course had
a web site but was not itself a web site, but it was, indeed, disruptive enough that I think we can let it slide. It's also interesting in that Napster is the only item on the list that is only a shadow of its former, world-changing self.