This got me thinking about various early internet sites and even more recent ones which have died. Be curious which you all miss.
used to have one when I was 14 called Jookie’s Bollocks, it was geocities and was packed full of ‘funny’ stuff that I’d found online
It’s a big miss
Kerrang message boards (good greebo times as a teen)
Faceparty, the even sleazier MySpace
I remember having an IT lesson at school where the (middle aged, male) teacher was teaching us how to use some WYSIWYG website builder and said “try to make it interesting! For example, if you wanted to talk about swimming, you could have a picture of a fish with ‘guess who swims like a fish?’ under it, and when you click on it it takes you to a page that says ‘Mark!’”
That man was such a fud.
Stylus Magazine. That was good.
Project Rockstar (the online band management game)
It was great and had a strong community until Rockstar Games lawyers decided to shut it down despite the site owners offering just to completely rename/rebrand the site.
Loads of the Delphiforums sites (State used to be my favourite on there)
Facebook and myspace being useable for promoting gigs
Everyone using the gigs calendar bit on last.fm
Space Jam. With RealTime videos
Still there, but not the go-to it once was.
Blimey, looks like this is still current, but with a homepage design from 20 years ago.
Competitors to Amazon, like Jungle, bol, and Streetsonline.
Foxydigitalis, dusted magazine (proper site not the tumblr) cokemachineglow
They’re just music review sites but that’s all i know
I miss when cracked.com had good articles.
the Hun’s Yellow Pages