Video encyclopedia



CompuServe - First Internet Commercial - October of 1989


Skurrile CompuServe Werbung (Business)


CompuServe Commercial - from 1993!!


CompuServe TV commercial: Photographer


CompuServe TV commercial: Kayaker

CompuServe was the first major commercial online service provider in the United States. It dominated the field during the 1980s and remained a major influence through the mid-1990s. At its peak in the early 1990s, CIS was known for its online chat system, message forums covering a variety of topics, extensive software libraries for most computer platforms, and a series of popular online games, notably MegaWars III and Island of Kesmai. It also was known for its introduction of the GIF format for pictures, and as a GIF exchange mechanism.
  • History 

  • CompuServe UK 

  • User IDs and e-mail addresses 

  • Custom portals 

  • Market share 

  • Technology and law 

  • {{Visible anchor|WOW! (online service)}} 

  • WorldCom acquisition and deal with AOL 

  • Post-AOL acquisition 

  • CompuServe GUIs