Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

August 08, 2006

Return of the Sock Puppet?

The Sock Puppet enjoys a few lines of New Economy SnowYou might or might not remember's sock puppet from a few years back. This little guy, who was featured in multimillion dollar trad media campaigns, became an icon of the dot-com boom, and later, the bust (the photo above was supplied by someone who believes that many dot-com profits went up peoples' noses).

You can still find the sock puppet around the Web; he turns up a lot on Ebay, and amazingly -- on a site run by an auto loan company called "Bar One."

Take a look at this company's home page and note the little character embedded in the banner at the top-right. Yup - it's the sock puppet. How the heck he got into the auto loan business is anybody's guess, but we're glad that he's back.

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