Let’s Play A Net Game: Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort

Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort title screen
The title screens for all four CCSR episodes.

Game: Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort (Episodes 1-4)
Creator: Cartoon Network
Released: Summer 2000
Play it here:
Episode 1: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/cc/summerresort/1.html
Episode 2: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/cc/summerresort/2.html
Episode 3: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/cc/summerresort/3.html
Episode 4: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/cc/summerresort/4.html

Yesterday night marked the very first Netstorian live stream. For those of you who missed it, I played all four episodes of Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort, a Cartoon Network game from the summer of 2000. Like many Cartoon Network games, CCSR was one that I thoroughly enjoyed playing when I first got online as a kid. Before last night, it had been years since I’d last played it, but thanks to the help of the Wayback Machine, I was able to replay a game that I loved back then, and have a newfound love for today. Continue reading “Let’s Play A Net Game: Cartoon Cartoons Summer Resort”

The death of MySpace: How Facebook won

MySpace logo
The old MySpace logo, featuring the slogan “a place for friends” which was used until 2009. (Photo from TechCrunch)

The Internet has evolved as a social tool throughout the years. Discussion with purpose was held on newsgroups, forums, and themed chatrooms. As the Web 2.0 era came to be, social networking was on the rise. Interaction was no longer limited to specific discussion. Sites like Friendster and Photobucket allowed users to share more of their true selves online. The biggest and most important social network of Web 2.0 was without a doubt MySpace, but as the times went on, it couldn’t survive into the next era. Continue reading “The death of MySpace: How Facebook won”

Web Relic Showcase: Furniture Porn

Furniture Porn main page screenshot
Screenshot of the main page. Appropriately viewed on Netscape Communicator on Windows 98.

Name: Furniture Porn
URL: www.furnitureporn.com
Year created: 1992
Year abandoned: 2001

If there’s anywhere to go searching for something bizarre, it’s the Internet. Most websites created before 1995 served a serious purpose of some sort. Someone may have created a website to promote their business or organization, provide information to the public, or to host a digital personal portfolio.

Between all the seriousness, there were also some personal websites with no more of an intention than to make users laugh. One of these websites was Furniture porn. Continue reading “Web Relic Showcase: Furniture Porn”