Monday, September 02, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Sept. 2, 1999 -- AIM 3.0; Hurricane Dennis; House Hunting; Geek Chic featuring Heather Matarazzo

September 2, 1999: I think we started with an AIM 3.0 promo, though the timestamps are cut off so I can't be exactly sure. The images didn't print out for whatever reason; hence the "AIM Static" handwritten alt-text. [Also, for this last batch of scans (we'll run out later this fall, FYI), I'm learning to live with a lot more misalignment]:

We did a mid-day swap to refocus on Hurricane Dennis, which would end up glancing off Florida and mostly dumping on North Carolina and Virginia:
Somewhere in the daytime mix, we also went with Real Estate:
For the PM update, we'd go with "Geek Chic," featuring a teen star gallery leading with Heather Matarazzo, who was starring in Now and Again, which was a show that I actually watched and liked. It only lasted one full season and ended on a cliffhanger.

Also note the double ad jackpot for AOL 4.0:
[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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