The Webby Awards organisation committee has announced the ten most influential Internet moments of the past decades. The most influential moment was the dotcom boom and the resulting bust, whilst the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Live 8 were listed.

The dotcom boom was launched through Netscape's IPO in 1995 and spurned a rally of private investments worth billions of dollars, and resulted in the establishment of companies such as Google Inc., despite being remembered mostly for failures.