When AOL & Geocities Ruled – The Internet
Who here remembers when AOL first came out?
The annoying modem sounds, the hundreds of chat rooms, the a/s/l?
Am I dating myself here?
Who here remembers Geocities?
Creating that first personal webpage full of nasty graphics and icons. YES!
Who here remembers Prodigy and Compuserve, AOL’s big competitors?
Who here remembers Netscape going up against Internet Explorer as the browser of the web?
If you remember, then you are… probably old.
AOL, Webcrawler, Infoseek, Netscape: Beasts of World Wide Web
Before the Googles, before the Yahoos, before the Amazons and Facebooks, there was AOL, webcrawler, infoseek, netscape, prodigy and oh look Yahoo.com. Say what you will about Yahoo sad state, but it has been resilient. These were the Beasts of the “World Wide Web”. That was the actual common term back then. No one said “internet”…
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Infographic – The Internet: Then vs. Now