When websites were young (20 Photos)

  • Csquaredapparel

    Brings back some memories of dial up! HA

    • http://thechive.com/ GernBlansten

      When porn used to load 1 centimeter at a time…..

    • whyme1973

      Funniest thing is that in 10 years, we'll look back on what we have now and laugh at it.

  • The Real Jim Brady


  • pdiddily420

    Holy shit, I'm old!

    #19 sealed it.

    • Unfkngblvbl

      I could hear the dial-up sound when I saw it.

      • etcrr

        you and me both, like it was yesterday

      • mihaisuzuki

        I can hear the voice on the other side coming from the modem when i entered the phone nr wrong 🙂 Roboto Voice! 🙂

    • Otter

      All right, I'm going to admit it: I still use AOL for my email. I've had the same email address for 19 years.

    • Underbaker

      But do you recall calling local Bulletin boards with an external modem and setting it to redial 99 times to get in when it was not busy? Ah the days with my Atari 800XL with 256K ram upgrade and a 64kbs modem.

  • Holy Hell

    What more could they possibly need ???

  • uhhh


    • Johnc

      People like you are the reason no one likes us Pats fans.

    • Indy Girl

      Not in my town!

  • ST33

    Back then -> squared edges. Now -> rounded edges. Add in some graphics and interaction and welcome to today.

  • Seannerz

    #12 I think it's funny when older people call it "The Facebook". It looks like they're not entirely wrong.

    • McFly

      Apparently Scott is from the future. Circa 2004, Join date 2005.

      • Brian

        Hello? McFly? Its the internetz.

    • http://twitter.com/McBeastie666 @McBeastie666

      I guess you didn't catch the facebook movie.

    • kkd

      Called the phone number listed… It worked.

      • Jew

        You got WAY too much free time; can you do my homework instead?
        You're gonna be helpful to at least one person

  • MikeBedlam

    #6 If I could go the rest of my life without ever having to see this shit again…..

    Say what you will about Facebook, but at least it killed Myspace.

    • BSmike

      The last time I used MySpace, it looked like this.

    • Brian

      And Friendster, and Hot or Not, and Google + and…..

    • geez

      Never met anyone on Myspace that was NOT in my Extended Network

    • You're Welcome

      And now Facebook is the same as Myspace.

  • Yes!

    #19 Awesome!!!

  • reaperMEDIC

    How about some webcrawler…. the google of 1993 (Or some other date, a long fucking time ago)

    • fnaah

      you mean like Alta Vista, or Ask Jeeves?

      • Sam Perkins

        I think you mean Hotbot or Excite or Lycos. Infoseek?

  • pooper

    back before transparent png's made it to the scene! ie6 ftw!

  • Johnny Two Toes

    #10 hasn't changed much.

    • _ThisGuy_

      I was thinking the same thing. I'm pretty surprised, actually.

      • lolup

        Doesn't need to change.

    • JT Mo-Nay

      Much more obvious ripoff of Yahoo! back then. They do everything Yahoo! does, just a hundred times better. and now, without the exclamation point.

  • http://cinemaplastique.tumblr.com MigraineBoy

    Ahhh, the good ol' days when one nudie picture would take ages to download. Back then it was known as the "Porn Anticipation".

    • JT Mo-Nay

      yeah, when you were already rubbed out by the time it got to the belly button.

    • Oldfart

      True but we did appreciate it way more then! I remember being able to (find, in the first place and) download a short clip of 20 seconds and feel the king.

  • ChiveApprentice

    #12 ahh the good ole days

  • Taco_Depot

    #14 Back when you could just use your name, "Chris"

  • Saul Alinsky

    #8 Socialist shit hole.

  • Mike the trike

    Goddamn, make me feel old.

  • carl

    #12 Scott Pearson 570-499-4818

  • gaz

    #2 netscape navigator baby

    • kw1q51lv3r

      On a mac, motherfucker!

      • Anonymous


  • http://twitter.com/Gingergreek @Gingergreek

    #6 I miss myspace sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. Everyone started pissing off to facebook to find old friends! WTF Why? whole point in life is to move forward *sigh* it was great while it lasted.

    #18 FYI if you're against SOPA you might wanna read up on who owns Cnet and what they were offering as free downloads.

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  • mmmmm

    most noticeable difference between then and now? the ad space.

  • Brandon

    #12 was from 2004 yet the member pictured didnt join until 2005?

    • cheerio piss

      seems legit

  • Mark Stoddard

    And without graphics and overlays they still all took 10 minutes to load

  • newscot

    Where's theChive's?

    • DrROBOTO

      go 2 their oldest posts…its funny.starting getting on here about 3 years ago and was totally different site. Almost all humor…few girls.now…well you know.

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