Like diamonds, the Internet is forever. Not everything is new and shiny, and many fossils from the old web are still around, dated, covered in cobwebs and grime. With a little digging, you'd be surprised to find out that a lot of the websites we spent hours on using dial-up connection are still alive and kicking.
From promotional sites to past presidential campaigns, here are some ancient websites you had no idea still existed:
Before Neko Atsume came into the scene, there was Neopets. The site allowed you to own and care for virtual pets, play games and interact with other users. It launched in 1999, and while it looks dated, it still gets new features once in a while. Why don't you try logging in to your old account and check if your old pet is still alive?
This site is the very definition of the old web. It's been 20 years since Space Jam, but the promotional site is still online, 100% functional, and still fascinating as ever.
You've Got Mail
Warner Bros sure does a good job in preserving their old websites. They still haven't closed the book on You've Got Mail, the promotional website for the film with the same name starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Tumblr who? Back in the early 2000s when Facebook was still in its infancy, teens used Xanga to blog and share cheesy pictures, graphics and poetry. It was basically a mecca for teenage angst.
Need I say more?
Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign
Although the Bob Dole and Jack Kemp failed 20 years ago, the site is still online for educational purposes. Coincidentally, the
Clinton/Gore 96 website is still alive too!
CNN’s OJ Simpson Trial Page
The infamous trial has been immortalized in many ways. There were books and movies produced surrounding it, and apparently, websites too! The CNN OJ Simpson hub is still in existence for public viewing.
Clarissa Explains It All Fan Page
It's been over two decades since the last episode of Clarissa Explains It All, but a fan made site dedicated to the show is still alive. It includes everything you need to know about the show with the theme song playing in the background just as it should be.