After all these years my old hotmail account “sexy4u2002” is going to the internet graveyard. Microsoft announced they were phasing out the “hotmail” e-mail platform. But you may be stunned by some of the old school internet sites still ticking.
This may be my first official “2000s” nostalgia post.
If you still have a Hotmail account . . . you won’t for much longer. Microsoft has decided to dump the Hotmail.com emails and switch to Outlook.com by this summer.
Was it just me or was every “hotmail” account preceded by an attempt to be “alluring”, like the aforementioned “sexy4u” or “hotdormchick”? It might be fun to post your old “hotmail” identity to the comments if you had an embarrassing one.
So, say goodbye to Hotmail. But to cheer you up, here are five OTHER ancient websites that you CAN still use.
3.) The Website for the “Heaven’s Gate” Cult. They committed mass suicide in 1997 . . . to catch a ride with an alien spaceship they claimed was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet. It’s been 16 years, and their website is STILL up.
4.) The Free Web Hosting Sites “Angelfire” and “Tripod“. But GeoCities went offline in 2009. Today, most people just either use Facebook, or sites that have do-it-yourself guides, like GoDaddy or WordPress.
5.) Friendster. It used to compete with MySpace and Facebook, but it’s turned into a social gaming site. Actually, now if you go to it, they ask you to register by USING your Facebook account.