The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Holiday in France

There will be a break in the blogging for a few weeks while I'm on holiday in (not so sunny) France with my family. See you all soon...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Subscribe to your favourite memories...

NEW FEATURE ALERT: Did you know that you can now be notified by email when someone adds a comment to a page that you have commented on? Simply check the "subscribe" box when you add a memory and then when someone posts a follow up, you'll be notified! This is ideal for people who post comments like "does anyone know where i can still get a..." or "does anyone remember the..."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Classic 80s / 90s TV adverts

It's amazing what you can find buried away on YouTube... we just came across this superb collection of dozens of old TV adverts from 1990 featuring classics such as the Secret Chocolate Bar (lady on the train), AA Autoquote car insurance, Bold 3 Liquid with the late Michael Elphick, Colgate Plax, Tunes, BSB (British Satellite Broadcasting, the famous competitor to Sky), and Kellog's Rice Krispies Chocolate Treats.

Watch now:

If you find any other classic 70s, 80s or 90s TV adverts, let us know and we'll publish them in one of our next posts.

And if you want to share your memories of some classic TV adverts, head on over to our TV adverts section of the website and let us know what you remember!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Shiny new website

You've probably noticed by now that we've got a shiny new website! Not only does it look lovely jubbly but we've got some exciting new features so that you can:
  • Be notified of new comments added to a memory
  • Create a list of your favourite memories
  • Tag memories with keywords
  • Report offensive posts
And this is really just the beginning because we have loads of new stuff in the pipeline that you'll see being added to the site over the coming months. We just wanted to get the new design launched first and now we can spend more time building the really cool stuff. Keep an eye on this blog because this is where we'll be announcing all the new features.