Friday, January 8, 2016 6 Comments
Laughing Out Loud —
You’ve gotta’ be a citizen of
Alphabet City when …
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Laughing Out Loud for YEARS now
Here’s A BIT of history excerpted from ABOUT LOL, a brief article I posted here back in March 2011, introducing the LOL…You KNOW idea to [probably] a brand new crop of ADDers seeking support.
This little ditty first appeared in the early 1990s on the AOL ADD forum (yiikes! somewhere around 25 years ago now – longer than some of the readers of ADDandSoMuchMore have been alive!!)
It was a time when ADD Conferences were just beginning to be organized and promoted, the Internet was still a baby, and The World Wide Web was barely born. America on Line was relatively new too — and one of the few places where a vital and rapidly growing community of ADDers could meet in virtual chat rooms to support one another with empathy, a few tears and a great deal of humor.
JIMAMS, the official leader of the ADD on-line group, was like the Energizer Bunny in his dedication to AOL’s leadership in the ADD online community.