I know this is an early photo because the file is labeled VT. VT was Vitrual Tourist. VT was an early online travel bulletin board. I discovered it when I was looking for tips on Christmas in Paris. It allowed members (and membership was free) to build pages with photos and text about their travels. I was so happy with what I had learned, that when we came home from Paris* I took the plunge and created pages for places we had traveled to. This was a couple of years before a friend introduced me to blogging. VT shut down several years ago. It struggled for a while trying to become an online travel agency, and with some advertising, but ultimately it failed. The model today, might work with advertising revenue and user created content. But then it would compete with the mega social media companies and probably be bought out for a billion to make it go away. Maybe it was ahead of its time.
* More about that trip in a couple of weeks.