Tuesday, June 18, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: June 18, 1999 -- A Terse Trio of Travel Savings and "Tarzan"

June 18, 1999: We led with a package of three summer travel links. Not much more to say about that.
In the Community column, there are a few new-ish AIM products: AOL Quick Buddy, which was a web-based AIM client, and AIM Remote, which was an AIM-powered chat room you could embed a web page. I always thought it would have been better if you could have posted it as a shared chat room on multiple pages (like a persistent group chat nowadays):
For the PM update, we went with the 1999 animated version of Tarzan:
[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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