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9 Things That Only America Online Users Will Understand

Come on, you stupid 56k modem! Go faster! I gotta see who’s online!

1. You wanted to log online. You got to the welcome screen. You clicked ‘Sign In.’ And then you waited… and waited… and waited.

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2. And then: a breakthrough!

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3. You heard the sound of the most soothing voice in the whole world. You felt a happiness that was uncontrollable.

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4. You looked to see who was there too. Your friends! You’d made it!

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5. And they welcomed you with open arms. You typed with care. Love could blossom at any moment.

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6. You felt the rush of success. Here was a place where anything was possible!

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7. But sometimes, things went wrong. And when they went wrong, they went really wrong.

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8. And sometimes, you ended up in a place you really didn’t want to go, and you had to bail entirely.

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9. Until next time, AOL.

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