1. Sites looked primitive by today's standards
There was no Twitter, Facebook or YouTube on September 11, 2001. Google News was a year from launch. And while almost everyone stayed glued to their TV sets to watch the unfolding horror, there still was plentiful coverage online. The Internet Archive WayBack Machine doesn't crawl all news sites, and some of those that it does weren't recorded on 9/11, but what follows is a representative sample of how the sites looked on that day. Included are the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, FOX News and Reuters.