- What is the Hinge dating app, and how does it work? 6 Years Ago
- ‘Inside Bill’s Brain’ is nothing more than a Bill Gates infomercial 6 Years Ago
- Swipe This! He hasn’t texted me back. Should I text him again? Today 6:00 AM
- New Loch Ness monster video may just confirm giant eel theory Wednesday 8:04 PM
- Instagram to restrict posts promoting diet culture and plastic surgery Wednesday 6:58 PM
- Apple wants to trademark ‘Slofie,’ its term for slow-motion selfies Wednesday 5:51 PM
- Fortnite leak reveals a Batman crossover event may be happening Wednesday 5:32 PM
- The explosion at a bull semen factory generated a lot of obvious jokes Wednesday 4:33 PM
- Jessica Jaymes, adult film star, dead at 43 Wednesday 4:18 PM
- How to stream Falcons vs. Colts in Week 3 Wednesday 4:05 PM
- Beto O’Rourke says he opposes police use of facial recognition tech Wednesday 4:01 PM
- Lawsuit alleges woman was kidnapped by Lyft driver and gang-raped Wednesday 3:19 PM
- Facebook and Ray-Ban want to replace smartphones with smart glasses Wednesday 3:13 PM
- Sirfetch’d is the gallant new Pokémon winning everyone’s heart Wednesday 3:09 PM
- Danielle Cohn’s dad says she’s not really 15 years old Wednesday 2:14 PM
Watch a nuclear family explain the Internet in 1997
This educational video from 1997 will leave you reminiscing about AOL chat rooms.
My first exposure to the Internet happened in middle school, when a teacher took the whole class to the library to explore the World Wide Web. But before the class was allowed to surf the ‘net, we were forced to watch a long instructional.
Now, more than 15 years later, that same visual guide has made its way to YouTube.
The hilariously out of touch video, “The Kid’s Guide to the Internet,” is 27 minutes of the most suburban family ever explaining you the basics of the revolutionary technology. Peter, Dasha, mom, and dad cover topics such as how to get online to how to send email.
A handful of relics also make appearances, including dial-up, the Netscape browser, the old Microsoft Windows logo, and America Online—the one-time king of all Internet service providers.
It’s an odd form of nostalgia, one that will have you reminiscing about AOL chat rooms and a simpler time when the National Security Agency wasn’t browsing over your shoulder.
H/T Reddit | Screengrab via YouTube
Fidel Martinez is a web culture and politics reporter. His work for the Daily Dot focused on Reddit and YouTube.