A weird new Facebook app is launching, and it’s based on bringing back . E.gg is the latest creation from and is aimed at “recapturing that atmosphere” of the early web.
The About section of E.gg looks like an old-school Geocities web page, and even has a GIF of the old 3D animated Oogachacka dancing baby — one of the internet’s first viral hits.
“We started working on E.gg after a few of us found ourselves missing a certain raw and exploratory spirit that was so emblematic of The Early Internet,” the developers wrote. “Sure, it was clumsy to use — dangerous at times, even — but in that awkward mess was a weird and enlivening bazaar of manically-blinking GIFs, passionate guestbook entries, personal webpages made by people who cared deeply about a niche interest of theirs and wanted simply to carve out their own digital space.”
E.gg can be used for creating collages and mixed-media pages for fan sites or an about page for your own app. Once the iOS app launches, you can use it to create a “canvas” filled with GIFs, pictures and text, placing this content anywhere on the page and choosing a URL for the creation.
The waitlist is open now, and the app will be launched “on a rolling basis.” You can follow E.gg over on Instagram. At this point, it has only 350 followers.
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