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Submitted by bart at 1999-12-18 05:59:54 EST
Rating: -0.53 on 23 ratings (26 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Never say never. If not now when, if not me who?

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Submitted by RoadSong at 2017-06-25 13:31:29 EDT (#)

1999

Social media was a ways off in 1999. Hard to believe, right? A world without social media?

Facebook was 5 years away (2004), Twitter was 7 years away (2006), LinkedIn was 4 years away from its launch (2003), and Instagram wouldn’t exist for another 11 years (2010).

The Blackberry phone was released in early 1999. Since then, it’s gone through new developments and redesigns, but its future is uncertain, with rumors flying that it won’t make it past the 15-year mark.

Another product released in 1999 was Bluetooth technology. Unlike the Blackberry, it’s not going anywhere, as 2013 saw them surpass 2.5 billion cumulative Bluetooth product shipments.

But missing from our lives in 1999 was the smartphone. While Japan had released its own smartphone that year, most consider the iPhone’s launch as the true beginning of the smartphone craze, which didn’t occur until 2007.

Napster changed the music industry in 1999 when it introduced a way to share and download music without actually paying for any of it. Since this was obviously illegal, the company was sued by the recording industry and the site was shut down in 2001. But their impact can still be felt today through BitTorrent and illicit streaming.

What was everyone listening to in 1999? Take a look at which singles were topping the international charts that year:

“…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
“Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit of…)” by Lou Bega
“Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65
“No Scrubs” by TLC
“I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys
13. And what was driving us to the movie theater? Here are the top grossing films in the US in 1999:

The Sixth Sense
Toy Story 2
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Matrix
Tarzan

Submitted by RoadSong at 2017-06-25 13:11:52 EDT (#)

Keep the dream alive!

Submitted by Linus at 2017-06-24 04:00:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

the OG place to be.

Submitted by bart at 2017-06-24 02:21:38 EDT (#)

Hard to say, they all kind of blend together after a while.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2017-06-24 00:37:14 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Was this, like, Uber's first shitpost?

Submitted by bart at 2017-06-23 18:53:53 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Keep the dream alive!

Submitted by Stabkill at 2008-09-17 12:17:00 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Green_Ranger at 2008-02-09 11:21:18 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Awesome!

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2007-12-10 07:59:18 EST (#)
Rating: -1

Submitted by darko (user info) at 2006-06-25 04:09:05 EDT (#)
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Submitted by joedaddy (user info) at 2005-05-06 00:23:38 (#)
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Submitted by Malificent (user info) at 2004-07-21 03:56:07 (#)
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Submitted by youarsoghey (user info) at 2004-02-15 12:32:47 (#)
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How the hell did this site ever get started?

Submitted by Beano312003 at 2007-09-07 18:04:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

dun't get it

Submitted by darko at 2006-06-25 04:09:05 EDT (#)
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Submitted by joedaddy (user info) at 2005-05-06 00:23:38 (#)
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Submitted by Malificent (user info) at 2004-07-21 03:56:07 (#)
Ranking: -1

Submitted by youarsoghey (user info) at 2004-02-15 12:32:47 (#)
Ranking: -1

How the hell did this site ever get started?

Submitted by Ingsoc at 2006-06-12 22:52:38 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Fuck this post. Everybody -2 this piece of garbage!

Submitted by corn nugget at 2006-02-09 13:47:00 EST (#)
Rating: 2

tee hee hee

Submitted by c1ndy at 2005-07-10 15:51:34 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

*shakes head*

Submitted by joedaddy at 2005-05-06 00:23:38 EDT (#)
Rating: -1

Submitted by Malificent (user info) at 2004-07-21 03:56:07 (#)
Ranking: -1

Submitted by youarsoghey (user info) at 2004-02-15 12:32:47 (#)
Ranking: -1

How the hell did this site ever get started?


Submitted by thorpe at 2005-02-03 05:55:40 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Quayle was VP once. See, I know my American history

Submitted by TimeCop at 2004-10-23 21:11:05 EDT (#)
Rating: -1

This post strikes me as masochistic.

Submitted by wazzawazzayo at 2004-07-21 11:41:11 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Peener in the pooper!

Submitted by Malificent at 2004-07-21 03:56:07 EDT (#)
Rating: -1

Submitted by youarsoghey (user info) at 2004-02-15 12:32:47 (#)
Ranking: -1

How the hell did this site ever get started?

Submitted by Method at 2004-07-21 03:42:19 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Good job, tiger!

Submitted by quazar at 2004-07-21 02:24:45 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Submitted by youarsoghey at 2004-02-15 12:32:47 EST (#)
Rating: -1

How the hell did this site ever get started?

Submitted by Random Joe at 2004-02-15 12:13:25 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Meheheheheh

Submitted by Sideburns at 2004-02-15 12:07:47 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Hehe.

Submitted by Party03 at 2003-12-08 21:29:12 EST (#)
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Submitted by streetpunk at 2003-01-13 16:54:09 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Oh, the guys are work are going to have a field day with this.

-- Homer Simpson
The Call of the Simpsons


Homer: Ooh, look at this one! The Hammer of Thor! (Reading) "It
will send your pins to ... Valhalla?" Lisa?

Lisa: Valhalla is where vikings go when they die.

Homer: Ooh, that's some ball.

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