Popular Mechanics, January 1997
@pizzaiolo Basically. Still amazing for a cover from more than 20 years ago
@cypnk I mean, that is kinda about when things were starting to go pear-shaped with "Web 2.0" shenanigans
@kara Yup. With boatloads of “badges”
And spam was making some services pretty much unusable
@cypnk ah, a time where you'd still put "http://" on something like this when listing your website.
@D_ Back when “where do I type this” was still a common question