12/18/2014 10:40 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2014

The Long-Lost Internet Churches Of The Web 1.0 Days

Church of Fools

​Nowadays, our online dealings take place in the world of web 2.0, or 2.5, or wherever we are now. Sleek design, usability, mobile-ready pages that don't give our phones aneurysms. But that doesn't mean the old world is gone. ​ is being squatted upon by an entrepreneurial usurper, but the original ​ear-throttling anthem is still out there. GeoCities and AngelFire pages live on, you just have to scroll to the sixth or seventh pages of Google searches to find them. Like the ruins of the Coliseum or shuttered drive-in theaters, the ghosts of web 1.0 linger. And scattered throughout that hidden world are the early internet churches.