ICM

 

Internet Call Manager – a service launched in the 1990s for people to be able to monitor incoming calls while they were using the phone line for their dial-up internet. It was the flagship product of InfoInterActive, a small US tech firm. Oh, the days before broadband and mobiles, aye!

Credits: a1telecoms via GifCities and Internet Archive

Safety in the waves

 

SafeSurf – a family-friendly website ratings system popular among Geocities websites and others during the early days of the Web in the Nineties. The company first came into service in 1995 and are still going strong today.

Credits: SafeSurf via Smith Family Cyber-Home, GifCities and Internet Archive

AESTHETIC@Gifville

 

Lately I have been influenced and mesmerised by vaporwave art, which is reminiscent of the 1980s and incorporates elements of consumerism culture, retro technology, giving a visual nod to ancient Greek culture and the neon lights of Tokyo. In homage, I’ve produced my own take on vaporwave, making sure to remain faithful to this flourishing internet culture that revolves around art and sample-rich music, while allowing for a bit of my unique artistic interpretation.

Credits: Vijay Shah via Blingee

Sky broadband: pets included

 

A GIF advert from British television and broadband provider Sky offering unlimited internet for a year. It features Duke from new children’s film The Secret Life of Pets”. This post was influenced by a Twitter account named Talk Broadband.

Credits: Sky Broadband and Talk via Broadband Advisor