As the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th birthday this week, we're reminiscing about dial-up tones and the cringeworthy websites that have graced us over the years. It goes without saying that the internet has dramatically changed our daily lives, with everything from the Bible getting an #aesthetic makeover to the Queen's first Instagram post making headlines around the world. Who knows what the next 30 will bring...
1. BARBIE'S BIG BIRTHDAY
She might be made of plastic, but Barbie's looking fantastic six decades on. To celebrate the iconic doll's milestone birthday, dating site Lumen reimagined Barbie as a living-breathing 60 year old. Still incredibly fashionable, we think she's aged timelessly. Ken's hair, on the other hand, might still be stuck in a timewarp...
2. INSTA QUEEN
Move aside Instagram influencers! Her Majesty, the Queen of England took to the Royal Family’s Instagram account to make her debut. Signing off with ‘Elizabeth R.’ the Queen shared a picture of an historic letter from the Science Museum archives with her 4.9 million followers. #Like4like?
In a world where everything is judged on its Insta-worthiness, is it time the Scriptures caught up? Christian startup Alabaster thinks so, re-designing the Holy Bible with a minimalist Scandinavian design to appeal to the Instagram generation.
4. BLEED FOR THE THRONE
In the lead up to the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the American Red Cross have teamed up for a bloody creative campaign unveiled at this year's SXSW conference. 'Bleed for the Throne' encourages fans of the show to take their place on the Iron Throne and make a worthy donation.
5. WARNING SIGNS
Picture this: you're driving along, listening to your favourite tunes only to be warned of an upcoming safety hazard. This has been made a reality with a new campaign by AAMI and Spotify, 'Warning Spots'. Harnessing geolocation targeting, the campaign aims to make road trips safer along the iconic Great Ocean Road.