What If Facebook Was Invented in the ’90s?

People weren’t quite sure how to internet in the ’90s. It involved going to Blockbuster, picking up a disk, and making sure no one had to call Grandma for the next hour (because that’s about how long it would take you to connect. To entice people to experience the magic of the world wide web, awkward, slow talking ads would explain the rules, very slowly, to using a website or sending electronic mail for the first time. Here Brent Weinbach wonders how the human mannequins of ’90s internet ads would explain liking and friending to people still wearing beanies and overalls unironically.

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