The New York Times recently wrote about the fascination of some young Internet users with animations and other features of social sites of the 1990’s. Labeling it “Netstalgia,” the article points out the example of the Animated Text blog and interviews its creator Cat Frazier, a 23-year-old developer (who, presumably, did not use the Internet much during that time). Sites such as Animated Text appear in Tumblr blogs and use animated GIFs, Shockwave Flash animations and MIDI song samples along with homages to Windows 95 and Microsoft Paint.
The Joys of the Old Internet
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Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa
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