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(The Sun)   Now that the SOPA protest is over, let's take a trip back in time, to when Amazon had a marble logo, Twitter didn't have any vowels, and Google - like Fark - still had an exclamation point   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 35
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2012-01-19 10:48:38 AM
Thankfully, some things stay the same, like the inability of The Sun to write anything of substance.
 
2012-01-19 10:58:42 AM

Boxcutta: Thankfully, some things stay the same, like the inability of The Sun to write anything of substance.


The Sun is shining on your hollowed out douchecanoe.
 
2012-01-19 11:01:12 AM
Three screenshots and that's it?

/misses the internet of the late 90s
 
2012-01-19 11:04:06 AM
I like to think that vvisiting old websites is like traveling back in time... but I also smea feces on the wall, so ymmv
 
2012-01-19 11:13:15 AM
I still miss Mirsky's Worst Of The Web.
 
2012-01-19 11:21:27 AM

loveblondieo: Three screenshots and that's it?

/misses the internet of the late 90s


Surfing the Wackback Machine and hitting Prt-Scr is hard work, cut them some slack.
 
2012-01-19 11:26:06 AM
I think everybody had an exclamation point in the first sentence of their website!

For me, on my old Geocities then FortuneCity page, it was like "Hello! Welcome to my webpage! My own actual webpage! On the Internet!"
 
2012-01-19 11:32:30 AM

ABQGOD: I think everybody had an exclamation point in the first sentence of their website!

For me, on my old Geocities then FortuneCity page, it was like "Hello! Welcome to my webpage! My own actual webpage! On the Internet!"


Angelfire FTW.
*checks old page*
Dear sweet Cthulu...it's still there...
 
2012-01-19 11:32:35 AM

ABQGOD: I think everybody had an exclamation point in the first sentence of their website!

For me, on my old Geocities then FortuneCity page, it was like "Hello! Welcome to my webpage! My own actual webpage! On the Internet!"


And don't forget the "under construction" gifs. If we didn't have those, we would never have guessed the site wasn't finished.
 
2012-01-19 11:40:18 AM

bloobeary: I still miss Mirsky's Worst Of The Web.


I miss paranoia.com
 
2012-01-19 11:51:52 AM
I went back to 2000 to check out Fark's first logo and it sure was...the same.

/Didn't even have an exclamation point.
 
2012-01-19 12:04:49 PM

loveblondieo: Three screenshots and that's it?

/misses the internet of the late 90s


Sorry. njscuba.net
 
2012-01-19 12:09:23 PM
zombo.com is still alive
 
2012-01-19 12:20:18 PM
First, I never knew Twitter was around in 2005. Thought it only came into being in the last few years (granted, seeing it spelled like that is giving me some deja-vu, so maybe I saw it and didn't think anything of it at the time).

Second, it makes you wonder what niche websites are out there right now, just waiting to be the next internet powerhouse in a couple of years...
 
2012-01-19 12:26:19 PM

loveblondieo: Three screenshots and that's it?

/misses the internet of the late 90s


No wonder you hang around fark.
 
2012-01-19 12:32:08 PM

loveblondieo: And don't forget the "under construction" gifs. If we didn't have those, we would never have guessed the site wasn't finished.


And don't forget the web ring links.
 
2012-01-19 12:32:37 PM
 
2012-01-19 12:35:45 PM

Phil Moskowitz: No wonder you hang around fark.


??

ABQGOD: loveblondieo: And don't forget the "under construction" gifs. If we didn't have those, we would never have guessed the site wasn't finished.

And don't forget the web ring links.


I still see those around.
 
2012-01-19 12:43:11 PM
The typography nerd in me is raging that Twttr used a farked up typeface for their "TIMELINE." More like "TIMETINE" am I right?

/also precious that Google gave you the option to only have ten results
 
2012-01-19 12:52:05 PM

mr_fulano: zombo.com is still alive


It went black yesterday
 
2012-01-19 12:52:24 PM
Over? Not by a long shot.
 
2012-01-19 12:58:04 PM

mr_fulano: zombo.com is still alive


You know? not many people actually know how zombo.com looked like 13 years ago.
So here's the archived version from 1999: http://wayback.archive.org/web/199911@*/http://zombo.com (^)
 
2012-01-19 12:59:09 PM
And the direct link:
Zombo.com in 1999 (^)
 
2012-01-19 01:40:15 PM

tfm_copycat: And the direct link:
Zombo.com in 1999 (^)


It's beautiful!
 
2012-01-19 02:14:18 PM

mr_fulano: zombo.com is still alive


I know the replies I'll get but I'm actually surprised that a joke site would be around for so long. Usually they appear and eventually let that domain expire whilst using the hosting capacity for other ones.

Zombo.com can do anything... without you.
 
2012-01-19 03:07:32 PM
Twitter has come a long way.

They have done so well you might say they can afford to buy a vowel.

EEAAGGHH (puts on sunglasses)
 
2012-01-19 03:18:01 PM
Wow, seeing old Amazon homepage is kind of surreal.

Amazing how a bookseller become a powerhouse.
 
2012-01-19 03:49:29 PM
The internet was a very exciting place back then
 
2012-01-19 03:54:26 PM

moothemagiccow: The internet was a very exciting place back then


Then came Goatse, and the Internet was never the same again.
 
2012-01-19 04:41:00 PM
this thread needs flashing X10 ads!
 
2012-01-19 04:46:29 PM
img20.imageshack.us
 
2012-01-19 05:38:10 PM
I remember the 1997 Internet Yellow Pages. There were about three different websites for "virtual bubble wrap" which all of course required Shockwave.

The internet sure has become a lot more useful since then, with sites like Fark and... oh wait.
 
2012-01-20 01:46:16 AM
Fun Fact: The website for Space Jam is still up and live in all its 1996 glory, no wayback machine required!
Link (new window)
 
2012-01-20 03:14:32 AM
Relevant.

Note 1: In case it's not obvious to all, Her Cyrillic-lettered buttons on the bottom of each page == "continue to next page of article".

Note 2: If you click over to the "Vernacular Web 2" article, there are few mildly NSFW-ish images shown as examples.
 
2012-01-20 03:16:31 AM
*her

That wasn't some sort of worshipful pronoun capitalization. I reordered my wording but forgot to change the capitalization
 
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