It’s crazy to imagine now but American Online, or AOL, was once the most popular website on the Internet. Remember, this was before everybody had computers and the Internet was a new technology. Some people didn’t even think that it would last long and that it was a gimmick. They were wrong and eventually AOL changed and diversified.
It reached its peak in 1996 alongside the Dallas Cowboys. However, the Cowboys didn’t learn to change and remain relevant like AOL which is now part of Yahoo! The Internet changed many times over the following decades as dial-up broadband impacted AOL. Now everybody has instant access through their phones (via The Nation).