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...
Nothing was more important to your young adult life than a trip to the mall. Sure, your parents wanted you to focus on your school work, but let's be honest here, that wasn't going to happen.Going to the mall was where you got all the latest gossip, the scoop on the latest music, and of course all of your fashion ideas. Going to the mall either after class, or on the weekend, was pretty much a requirement if you wanted to keep up in school. But it's hard to remember exactly how it used to look. Luckily for you,
When the internet started being used by kids all around the country, there was one site that we all needed to visit. Neopets was the most important website on the internet if you were between the ages of 10-13. It was every middle school kids most important obsession, other than their beanie babies, but somehow these virtual pets felt more real than our tangible toys. You would pick a creature, name it, feed it, play with it, and take it on adventures every single day. You would spin a wheel, helping you collect neopoints, and you could use those points
Dawson's Creek was one of the most iconic shows on television in the 90s. It was basically all of our first glimpses of what teen drama looked like, and even though our lives were nothing like those of Capeside, we sure felt like we were a part of it. Personally, I was always a fan of Joey Potter. She had such an interesting backstory and I felt really bad that she lost her mother. I was always on Team Pacey too, so the fact that they ended up together was everything we wanted. Dawson's career obviously turned out okay and
Going to Toys 'R' Us was literally the highlight of our childhood. Each and everyone of us would run through those sliding doors and would immediately turn into little Tasmanian devils and tear through the store as though we had no knowledge of manners. The reason that we got to enjoy this epic experience was because of Charles Lazarus. Lazarus founded his company in 1948 and every since he has watched his company grow. That is, until this week. The first toy store he opened was not called Toys 'R' Us, but instead "Children's Bargain Town." He knew that the