Children born today won’t know what life was like before the internet. Some people reading this list won’t remember what life was like before everyone had internet and cell phones. The web and its internet trends have fundamentally changed how we live our lives, from the media we consume and how we consume it to interpersonal relationships, how we shop, and even how election campaigns are run. Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, not everyone was connected, and the internet was more of a wild and free place (that was a lot more text and fewer pictures).
Gather ’round children, and let me tell you a tale. A tale of when the internet was wild and free and Hamsters Danced. To educate you about how far we’ve come or just make you reminisce about the dial up days of yore, here’s a list of 25 Noteworthy And Remarkable Internet Trends From Before 2005.