9 things on the Internet older than Quvenzhané Wallis

Really? Myspace? Here are nine things older than the pint-sized star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, born Aug. 28, 2003.


Monica Riese


Published Jan 10, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:55 am CDT

Born Aug. 28, 2003, Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, is the youngest girl ever nominated for a Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award. A lot has happened online since her birth—4chan in late 2003, Facebook in 2004, YouTube in 2005, Twitter in 2006, Tumblr in 2007—but there’s a lot she missed, too. Here are nine things that debuted earlier than the pint-sized star of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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1) Gawker

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The NYC media-gossip snark tank launched in January 2003. 

2) Myspace

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“A place for friends” … and now, bands and restaurants a decade behind. Myspace was released in August 2003, just a few weeks before QW’s birthday.

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3) Google

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An obvious one. The search giant, founded in 1998, turns 15 this year. 

4) Wikipedia

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The Free Encylopedia launched January 2001.

5) Homestar Runner

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People were watching this cartoon series three years before Quvenzhané was born.

6) IMDb

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You should probably bookmark this site until Feb. 24. The Internet Movie Database premiered in 1990.

7) LiveJournal

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You know you had one. The blog platform launched in 1999.

8) Star Wars Kid

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This viral video was filmed Nov. 2, 2002.

9) All Your Base Are Belong to Us

The catchphrase went viral in 1998.

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Good luck, Quvenzhané! We’ll be rooting for you.

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2013, 12:29 pm CST