The Internet Circa 1994
A more general list than @mandi 's awesome personalized experience list.
- •AltaVista search engineThough it was soon to be replaced by Yahoo and Ask Jeeves.
- •GeocitiesWith flashy background or random moving objects on top of text.
- •That modem sound when you dialed up.56K modem baby! http://bit.ly/1wMIqDk
- •Netscape BrowserMosaic is so 1993.
- •Animated GIFs! Old school style.3D Type! Rotating! Blinking!
- •Email is still a noveltyBut everyone you want to email has one already. And is excited to use it!
- •CompuServ vs. AOLCompuServ had terrible numbered naming of email addresses but if had better street cred with the nerd set than the family friendly AOL.
- •Free porn!Some things never change.
- •X-PhilesFans of The X-Files were the first major online community around a TV show and it really kicked into gear in '94, mostly on AOL chat rooms, but also pretty much anywhere on the Internet self-proclaimed X-Philes could find each other and obsessively discuss conspiracy theories. The term "shipping" originated within this online fandom.Suggested by @stamos