If you remember back to 1995 — ancient times in the world of the web — AOL was the go-to spot for early adopters of technology. You went there for everything — news, sports, weather, email, games. Now it’s a whole different thing, and not quite as prevalent as it once was. (My mother still logs on, though!)
Facebook is the most common social site now, with over a billion users around the world. But Facebook didn’t start until 2004. However, a comedian named Brent Weinbach started wondering: what if Facebook did exist in 1995, during the early days of the World Wide Web? What would a commercial for this magical new service look like?
Let’s take a time machine back to 1995 and imagine . . . .
If that fake commercial seems unbelievably dorky, check out the spot that inspired it — a real AOL commercial from 1995. Oh, how innocent we were back then . . . .
(Thanks to Adweek for discovering this.)