When I look back to the early 2000s, I often think about Abercrombie & Fitch and flared jeans. I guess both of those things are still relevant in some way or another, but you know what I mean. There are a ton of things that we all used to wear, listen to, or watch every day of our younger lives. And, throughout time, those little things became outdated, and we sort of moved on and forgot about them. Amongst those things we forgot about is the often overlooked cemetery of old websites we all used to go on when we were just innocent kids trying to play flash games on the internet. Can you relate? Probably.
Since I do everything on the internet these days (work, read, shop, look at memes, etc.), it’s hard to imagine a time in my life when all I used the internet for was playing games and…. well I guess that’s it. I recently made a tweet asking friends for their favorite early 2000’s websites and was hit with a crazy nostalgia urge. I don’t like to suffer alone, so I thought I would bring you guys into it and remind you of all the fun websites you used to use EVERY day. Most of them don’t even exist anymore (RIP Club Penguin) or were turned into apps. But, if you grew up with these sites, you’ll probably appreciate this little walk down memory lane. So, check out these websites you totally visited in the early 2000s, and 100 percent forgot about.
This site was based on the popular 2002 dolls of the same name. They were sort of like Barbies, but a little more fashionable. They also had a bunch of GUY friends, which made them cooler, right? The site ran from 2004-2014, and featured a ton of games, webshows, and videos.
Launched in 2006, this site was your one-stop source for ALL Miley Cyrus news, which means I was there at least 12 times a day. Miley was one of the biggest pop superstars out there, and these were the days before she “grew up.” It still exists, but directs you to Miley’s current website, which is decidedly different.
Sure, the site still exists, but they don’t have the Lizzie McGuire dress up game anymore, so what’s the point of going on it, honestly? The GOOD NEWS is that there is a site that still has the game, which you can check out here.
Come on, do I really need to explain this one to you? When your parents wouldn’t let you get a dog, you would just go create an online pet and spend waaaay much time with it. Honestly, I think I’m going to play this when i get home. Jk. (Not JK).
Before I was even in high school, I would play the “high school” game. I felt like a badass. I wasn’t.
This screenshot is from 1999. Feel old? Good. Same.
I don’t want to admit to the fact that I wrote Zoey 101 fan fiction back in 2006 but…. I did. And It probably still exists, somewhere on this site.
The site where you could dress any celeb that you could ever imagine. I spent hours dressing up Ashley Tisdale at the time, although now I think it’s a little… creepy.
9. Yahoo Answers
We were all there, asking things we were too embarrassed to ask our friends. I don’t want to brag, but I WAS a top contributor in the “Books and Fiction” section.
Speaking of Myspace, we were all there, too. Do I really need to describe Myspace?
This site also still exists, but it will never top the 2003 version, where you needed your parents permission to access it. For Barbie! Seriously!
JK WE ARE STILL HERE. But take a look at how young Gurl looked in 2001?! :,)
Have you ever been on these sites? Tell us in the comments!