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Before Facebook, there was Echo.

Stacy Horn thought of it back in 1988. Back then, there were no VCs throwing money at dotcoms, because the Web as we know it didn’t exist. You could use it to chat in real-time, send emails to friends, and debate in threads about everything from politics to music. There was no slick interface, photos, or even colors — it was text only. You connected with a telnet client and entered text commands to navigate around. Still, by 1990, it got so popular, the phone company had to dig up her street to install a dedicated phone line to her Greenwich Village apartment.  Read more…

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