i have to say that i for one have never got to witness such joys my family had little to no computer skills and myself during that time was still figuring out the magic behind aol. I do however remember Pm bombing was quite popular when icq, msn and yahoo chat was quite popular.
did you know the voice chat function worked with a headset using the left earphone. it blew my mind discovering that i could shit talk adults in chats as a kid.
I remember my Dad signed us up for CompuServe pretty early on but I wasn't allowed to use it because it literally charged you by the minute.