The way we were:
Our new mousepad logo, 1999.
Happy 20th Anniversary to us!
20 years, and wow.
1999 seems like only yesterday.
Back in the day, we went from designing other people's websites to designing our own -- featuring the latest updates in sports and entertainment, travel and shopping destinations -- edited all by hand.
Today, we still do it that way, in a style so retro it might be making its way back to cool again..
The early years
Even before the Google algorithm was out of the garage, we always knew that humans were the way to go.
Today, every resource we recommend continues to be checked for pop-up ads or slow-loading pages. Trust was built by placing a strict ban on advertiser content and paid listings, a policy that continues to this day.
Your email address? We never asked for it, and we never will.
While keeping a careful eye on strict policy, we still got excited about following cool Internet trends like holding visitors' attention with more engaging stories. The bare minimalist approach was out .... more colorful graphics were in.
So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999
So now it's time take a look back, and ahead, to this thing called The Internet which -- despite what cynics say -- unites more people than divides them.
With grateful thanks to our staff, advertisers, and especially our visitors. as we hoist a cold one to celebrate our 20th year online.
AROUND THE WEB: More information about a free and open Internet that protects your privacy
Privacy concerns are becoming more urgent as every piece of personal information you share online is being made available to the highest bidder.
Because of governmental and financial interests that want to 'corner the market', a free and open Internet is now under threat as never before. Learn why and what's happening by joining the fight to protect your personal information online:
Futurebook - The Parody Social Media Site
CNET - Yes, the robot dog ate your privacy
The Guardian - It’s not that we’ve failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We’ve not even tried
CNBC - Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the ‘appalling’ internet
HELP THE CAUSE
We're proud to be one of the original pioneers of a 'clean Internet'. Protecting your privacy is a critical mission at Chiff.com. So if you'd like to help with a donation, give whatever you can to help the cause and keep us going for another 20 years!