Friday, June 28, 2019

20 Years Ago on June 28, 1999 -- AOL Hometown and Alanis Morissette's New Video Exclusive

June 28, 1999: We started Monday with a cut and paste AOL Hometown promo:
We did a midday update for the new Alanis Morissette video, "So Pure" (which, according to Wikipedia, had world-premiered on the AOL service on the previous Friday [June 25], the first from a major artist to debut on the Internet. We apparently got it a few days later, as was standard practice at the time--the needs of the AOL service came first:
For the PM update, we kept up with the Alanis video:
[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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