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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Billy Idol Get Hip to the Newfangled Internet in 1993 — wired.com

Today, thanks to online services like Twitter, you send a note to Justin Bieber any time you like. The same goes for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and hundreds of other pop stars. But in 1993, when Billy Idol went online to chat with fans and promote his new album, Cyberpunk, the idea of a rock star directly interacting with the hoi polloi over the internet was unheard of. It was a bit of internet history, and you can relive it with the video above.

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