Tuesday, February 26, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Feb. 26, 1999 -- AIM and "200 Cigarettes"

February 26, 1999: We started off with a new AIM graphic that looked even more like a regular ad (including a red "Click Here!" button), along with Local fun and CD-buying online (with a Grammy name-drop):

For the PM update, mentioned the Nicolas Cage movie 8MM and the ensemble movie 200 Cigarettes, which we didn't even bother to name (though it's the "'80s fluff" mentioned in the promo), relying solely on the Christina Ricci photo:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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