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    18 Things On The Internet That Used To Be Super Popular, But That Nobody Really Thinks About Anymore

    RIP to all those FarmVille crops that have died.

    Recently, Reddit user u/EzucraAaAa asked this question: "Redditors, what's something the internet was crazy about but is now forgotten?"

    Of course, people had LOTS of replies to the question, and the thread quickly went viral with over 18k responses. Here are some of the top-voted and best comments:

    1. "Downloading custom cursors for your computer. I gave my family computer so many viruses back in the '00s trying to click things with a lightsaber."

    2. "Search engines before Google existed, like AltaVista, Lycos, Web Crawler..."

    Ask Jeeves

    3. "AOL Chat rooms."

    Screen shot of an AOL chat room

    4. "FarmVille"

    FarmVille

    5. "Website view counters, during the early days of the web, when most websites weren't plastered with advertising."

    Scree shot of a web counter

    6. "Flash games"

    Monkey Kick Off

    7. "Poking on Facebook."

    Poking symbol

    8. "StumbleUpon.com"

    Stumble Upon

    9. "Spinning 'under construction' GIFs on your website."

    10. "Forums. There used to be so many incredibly active and dedicated forums."

    Forum screen shot

    11. "Neopets."

    Neopets

    12. "Club Penguin. Younger than my generation, but all the early '10s teens/preteens were obsessed."

    Club Penguin

    13. "Napster."

    A young man using Napster

    14. "One has to be Cheezburger; it was big in the early days of memes."

    Cheezburger

    15. "The Hamster Dance Song"

    Cartoon hamsters

    16. "The dancing baby GIF. One of the earliest memes I ever saw."

    17. "Strong Bad from Homestar Runner."

    Strong Bad

    And lastly...

    18. "Myspace"

    Myspace

    You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Okay, now comment below if there is something that the internet was crazy about, but has now forgotten, that should've been on this list.