Post Profile

You've Got Mail: A History of AOL's Free Trial CDs

AOL's free trial CDs may have been a nuisance throughout the '90s, but they paved the way for an internet boom.
read more


Related Posts

Hey, Internet Old Timers, What Was Life Like During The Web's Early Days?

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

Before fibre optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So, tell us, you internet pioneers, w...

How PenPal Schools could change what we expect from education

Technology : Gigaom

There was a time, back in the early 90's, in the days of AOL, You've Got Mail, and dial-up modems, when something of a utopian future and/or shared delusion existed around the Internet…

Answering a Social Troll - What You Need to Know

Technology : Huffington Post: Technology Blog

Co-authored by Haley Irwin of Marketing Zen Group Before dancing hamsters, Godwin's Law, and free AOL CDs in the mail, pot-stirring Internet trolls were sowing discord and starting flame wars on early message boards. More recently, ...

AOL to consider ditching its iconic brand name

Technology : The Next Web Blog

If the thought of AOL conjures up images of ‘500 hours free’ disks, ‘You’ve got mail!,’ or one of the worst mergers in history, you’re not alone. “The Aol name has many associations that people just can’t get past,” says Sam Wilson,...

AOL Mail gets a refresh, thinks it can add you as one of its over 24M monthly active users

Technology : The Next Web Blog

I used AOL Mail back in the day when the Internet came on a CD and required me to call up to a loud telephone or something. One of my...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC