Having company in the form of Clippy from Microsoft Word while you wrote a 5 paragraph essay on your “favorite summer memory.” And then getting super annoyed because Clippy would never shut the fuck up.
During my adolescence in the early 2000s, it was just becoming cool to be an outcast. People were putting quotes on their AOL Instant Messenger profiles like “You laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at you because you’re all the same”
The kissy-face emoji wasn’t a thing. Instead, if you liked someone, you coordinated a group hangout at the movies where everyone got dropped off in minivans. You’d ignore each other for the first twenty minutes, and then find common ground over how HILARIOUS this Fat Albert movie was.
Whip out those flip phones and jam out to these (soon to be) classics:
Even with all of its bold-faced lies about how city life would play out, “SATC” still rings true to us today for so many reasons.
It seemed like a basic premise.
AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM as it is known by anyone who has ever used it, was much more than a communication tool.
A half punched Hot Topic punch card.
Unfortunately the 2015 Myspace layout looks like MSN and Yahoo!’s homepages made a baby, but then they went on Maury and found out MSN was not the father — AOL’s Homepage is actually the baby daddy.