The internet's gone through some pretty massive changes since being introduced to the public in the mid-90s. In fact, looking back on its origins, it's almost unrecognizable compared to what it used to look like. If you were browsing in the 90s, or early 2000s, you're definitely going to recognize at least one of these 15 things.
The sound of connecting to a dial-up modem
When websites looked like this
When this was the peak of internet comedy
The horrors of having to use this terrible media player
When this was how you got all your music (and all your viruses)
When you had to actually use Internet Explorer because there weren't really any better options
Expressing your deepest feelings in your AIM statuses
Seriously, these next ones really took me back to those days...
It can be painful to consider just how much time has passed since the '90s (seriously don't think too hard about it) and how much of day-to-day life has changed since then. ImgurBut it's hard not to be reminded when you start to realize some things that were 100% totally fine then are now at best completely unacceptable, and at worst worthy of complete social exile. Here are some of the things we never thought twice about doing in the '90s that we could never get away with today.1. Stopping by someone's house completely unannounced to see if they
7th Heaven was one of the few shows you could sit and watch as a family growing up. It was a wholesome show that still held our attention for over a decade. We grew up with the characters as they did, and everyone can probably list off five lessons they learned while watching. But now, 11 years after the show ended, what is the cast up to now? Let's start with the women. Catherine Hicks as Annie CamdenCWHicks played one of the best TV moms of all time, showing us that stay-at-home parents do more than just stay at home.
Although we knew that the movie adaption of Meg Cabot's "The Princess Diaries" book series was a work of fiction, we still couldn't help but wish that we had a long-lost grandmother who would one day show up to rescue us from our boring life, and inform us that we were the princess of a European country called Genovia. VarietyThe dream has been slowly dying since the 2001 movie and its sequel were released. However, we still won't hesitate to watch the movie any chance we get and live vicariously through Mia Thermopolis. DisneyAnyway, in our quest to learn more