Saturday, March 09, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 9, 1999 -- Ready, AIM, Snow

March 9, 1999: We started out the day with the already horrendously-overused "Talk Is Cheap. Chat Is Free" AIM promo in the top spot, as well as online genealogy and pet stuff. The news of Joe DiMaggio's death remained in the My News dynamic spot:
Then, suddenly, surprise snow hit; we added it to a text promo:
For the PM update, we featured this narrow band of unexpected East Coast snow (which was something not at all a parochial interest and clearly deserving of main page consideration) to hang a weather promo on: 
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the 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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