If you’re reading this and don’t know the blue & black “scary maze game” from the mid 2000s, congratulations on escaping a horrific experience. This short “game” by Jeremy Winterrowd required moving your mouse through a maze. The difficulty increases, and inevitable failure causes a loud scream to play and Linda Blair from The Exorcist appears. It’s scarier than it sounds, so consider this post me getting revenge on it!
20 years ago today, the 'Most Annoying Webpage' was launched, trapping victims in popups for a few minutes
In 2003, the internet was a lot more innocent. People happily clicked suspicious looking links, browsers trusted websites implicitly, and instead of malware we had pranks and time-wasters. “Most Annoying Webpage” was one of these, taking a few precious minutes out of any victim’s day.
When I was at school in the early 2000s, the internet was a very different place. Websites could be built in a couple of days, and if they had a good idea end up making $1m like Alex Tew’s Million Dollar Homepage. Read on for an analysis of the links, popularity, colours used, and a bit of history!