For all of those ol’ timers that were there at the birth of the internet, this list is for you. One of the most nerve-racking sounds to ever come out of these early internet days was the America Online dialup. If your connection was shoddy, this sound could be a real cliff hanger. This dialup sound still haunts my dreams.
Does anyone actually know how to play this game? When my internet was down I would just open up Minesweeper and aimlessly click on boxes until the smiley face on top would die (its eyes would turn to xx). If you really want to know the rules to this game, click here.
Salad Fingers was the super creepy animation that everyone discovered when I was in high school. The character was created by animation artist David Firth. He’s got a bunch of dark (very dark) cartoons that you can take a gander at on his site, Fat Pie.
If you listened to your No Doubt CDs in Windows Media Player, you probably remember this. The media player would visualize your music for you. This photo above was just one of the options; you could also choose a psychedelic swirl to go along with “Don’t Speak.”
This is how a couple of my computers died back in the day. For everyone who pirated music (come on, we all did it), you used LimeWire. LimeWire gave me a playlist of about 2,000 songs. It also gave my computer more STDs than a meth-addicted hooker.
This dreaded message could be one of the reasons behind why Internet Explorer has the reputation of the worst browser in internet history. I literally don’t think I would go a session without this message popping up to taunt me. Damn you, Internet Explorer.
I think I was in middle school when some a**hole showed me this video. I literally screamed when that demon zombie jumped out at the end. I then paid it forward and became the a**hole to show everyone I knew this video.
Oh, AIM. I remember some of the ridiculous away messages people would put up. The funniest thing is that people put some serious thought into them. I’m no exception. I still remember my old screenname: Cheesypoof88.
I remember when I was particularly lonely and none of my friends were online, I would get into pointless conversations with SmarterChild. It was an automated response robot, kind of like an early Siri. SmarterChild wasn’t as fun to talk to, though.
If you weren’t in someone’s “Top 8,” you weren’t real friends. If you were friends and they removed you from their “Top 8,” you must have done something really heinous.Thanks Myspace for making me feel more unpopular than I already felt.