Tuesday, April 16, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Apr. 16, 1999 -- Free Web Chat, Dow Highs, "Hideous Kinky"

April 16, 1999: We started Friday with yet another animated GIF AIM promo, along with car buying, and "Do You DVD Yet?" In the My News headlines, we see the NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia continues, while the Dow ended the previous day with a new high.
For the PM update, we switched to the Kate Winslet movie Hideous Kinky, which I have never seen and know nothing about.

Note the headline that broke to the second line, the "Don't Be Home Alone" headline for photo personals, and the double "JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" ad jackpot. The Dow ended Friday at another high:
[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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