It's a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday MU! It's hard to believe that it's been such a long time. I know I don't do this usually, but this birthday is special. Read on to find out why...
Some interesting facts from when the site was founded:
- In 2004, cell phones were still just barely in their infancy. Flip phones were the norm, and the first iPhone wouldn't be released until 2007, almost 3 years later.
- IE6, Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0, and Safari 1.2 were the primary browsers. Chrome wouldn't launch for another 4 years in 2008. Developing this site usually involved having IE6 and Netscape open, and ensuring that every change (written in notepad) worked in both browsers. Those were the days ...
- Facebook was founded in February. Google is at $85 a share. Social media site Digg launches. World of Warcraft launches. Reddit and YouTube aren't launched till a year later. Twitter doesn't launch until 2006. MySpace was only launched in the previous year.
Fourteen years before 2004 was 1990. In that year, the first website was launched at CERN. The first web-browser was created by Tim Berners-Lee. The Internet was fourteen years old when MU was created, and it's been exactly fourteen years now since then. After today, there will officially be more time since MU was created and now than between the time the Internet started and MU began.
How long can she go? Here's for another 14!
» lambchopsil on July 23rd, 2018, 12:06am
» blackkittycat15 on July 24th, 2018, 1:02pm
Honestly I love the site because they don't move things around and it's so lightweight. Facebook's perpetual load on my old Firefox will crash the browser because it never stops loading and runs out of memory. That's poor design (and I haven't logged on in a month and want to see everything).
» punchmanga on July 26th, 2018, 6:33am
» eirini_kl on July 23rd, 2018, 12:15am
» deadphoenix on July 23rd, 2018, 12:51am
Lol, I thought the site was older, but this is still an important day.
Hopefully, their are many years to go!
lambchopsil is right, it needs an update. As well as the design as some functions are outdated.
» PlumJuiceFlashback on July 23rd, 2018, 1:23am
» Soljanka on July 23rd, 2018, 1:39am
» Great on July 23rd, 2018, 2:31am
» calstine on July 23rd, 2018, 5:11am
» HikaruYami on July 24th, 2018, 6:20am
» calstine on July 23rd, 2018, 5:15am
Anyway! A Very Happy Birthday, MU, and thanks for always being awesome! Here's to many more years of being the best manga info site on the web!
» RoxFlowz on July 23rd, 2018, 6:03am
» naafx8 on July 23rd, 2018, 6:47am
I hope MU will be there for infinite years later ?
» svines85 on July 23rd, 2018, 7:41am
A very happy birthday, and much thanks to everybody for helping keeping it going and wishes for another 14+ years or so ?
» ForeignerChan on July 23rd, 2018, 8:13am
» Bog Initiate on July 23rd, 2018, 10:56am
Happy birthday! ?
» Akatsubaki on July 23rd, 2018, 11:02am
» magnet_dance on July 23rd, 2018, 11:39am
» david on July 23rd, 2018, 1:11pm
» david on July 23rd, 2018, 1:12pm
» iamssjvash on July 23rd, 2018, 1:21pm
» Axatema on July 23rd, 2018, 3:08pm
I don't think I'd be reading manga anymore if not for this site so thanks a lot for your work.
» Eeled on July 23rd, 2018, 4:20pm
» Suxinn on July 23rd, 2018, 5:06pm
Man, I remember when I first joined MU, I had just gotten off dial-up and while my internet was still slow as molasses (I literally brought a book to the computer room and read it while waiting for pages to load), it was still a treat not to have to reconnect the internet whenever my grandma decided to use the phone. (And, yes, I was one of those rare kids who still had dial-up into 2008... My mom still used floppy disks back then.) I used a flip/slide phone up until 2013 too, so I guess our family is just really slow on the technological updates.
On that note, while an updated MU design would be great, I'm still fond of MU's current design. It was one of the few sites that loaded with little problems back when I was on (extremely slow) DSL.
Thanks, MU, for always being here even in the "old" days of the internet!
» F_J on July 23rd, 2018, 5:54pm
» crossyuuki on July 23rd, 2018, 6:26pm
» Nisem0n0 on July 23rd, 2018, 6:45pm
» Binturong on July 23rd, 2018, 8:03pm
» Pikapu on July 23rd, 2018, 8:10pm
» waftingwish on July 23rd, 2018, 8:51pm
» Rainy Days on July 23rd, 2018, 10:10pm
» eccentrrick on July 23rd, 2018, 10:23pm
~*~ Happy B-Day~*~
I love MU. Thank you all for all these years. <3
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
» Anima on July 24th, 2018, 5:35am
» amaranthine on July 24th, 2018, 9:17am
» Kurapica on July 24th, 2018, 11:36am
» cecropiamoth on July 24th, 2018, 2:52pm
» tokkei12 on July 24th, 2018, 7:37pm
» The New Flesh on July 25th, 2018, 12:33am
» NeNee on July 25th, 2018, 6:26am
I remember I was still using Windows XP when I first joined here.
» purfect_kutie64 on July 25th, 2018, 8:45pm
» kayue on July 26th, 2018, 9:55am
I can’t believe I’ve been searching here for 10 years. Thanks for the great idea, and great service. ??♀️
» Solsus on July 27th, 2018, 9:13am
» NostalgiaGoddess on July 27th, 2018, 10:47am
» demonluo on July 28th, 2018, 12:05am
» KadraDS on July 28th, 2018, 12:49am
So happy I found this site and even more happy that the site has not changed. I love the way it is and honestly, hope it doesn't change. Viva la MU! ?
» VawX on July 28th, 2018, 1:02am
» butako chan on July 28th, 2018, 9:45pm
» catandmouse on July 29th, 2018, 9:49pm
I think I've been following this site for at least 10 yrs.
Wow...how things change....I'm about to age myself, but I graduated high school in 2004. I remember MySpace being all the rage, AIM was also going strong...
Ok I'm old...
» chueisha on July 29th, 2018, 9:57pm
» Felo1 on July 30th, 2018, 4:04pm
That being said, I'd love seeing an android version of the site!
I have to ask, why didn't you guys ever run ads? I love the site so much I wouldn't mind it having ads crawling ALL over the humongous free space on the sides of the page which probably would amont to way more than donations.
» hiei_luke on August 5th, 2018, 10:28am
Happy belated birtday, MU.
» vietangelix on August 17th, 2018, 8:33am
» marina84 on December 19th, 2018, 12:13pm
» Rennui on December 19th, 2018, 10:24pm
» residentgrigo on December 20th, 2018, 9:59am
About the site´s design. It´s fine and there are scripts that improve on all sorts of things, outside of aesthetics, but a new header wouldn't hurt.