Tuesday, September 03, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Sept. 3, 1999 -- Get Out Now; Labor Day Weekend Fun

September 3, 1999: Monday was Labor Day, so Friday featured a few low-effort promos, including a "Get Out Now" that didn't refer to Hurricane Dennis evacuations, but to holiday traffic. Also note the continuing AOL 4.0 ad jackpot:
For the PM update, we went with generic beach ball art and weekend events, forecasts, and chat. The My News headlines refer to investigations over the Waco siege and another Middle East peace plan:

[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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