Post # 1
It’s hard to imagine life without the internet… I am 28 years young now and was in elementary school (I can’t remember what grade exactly) when my older sister had a friend sleep over and she brought her laptop to my house. I remember the two of them looking at the screen and laughing when I asked them what they were doing. She said they were in a chatroom talking to people. I remember being in awe and asking what was a chatroom? who were they talking too? where were they from?…all over the world? I remember being blown away by it! Soon, we would have AOL (America Online) and would join the sacrificial battle that took place in many homes at that time, internet or phone?
Anybody else care to share their early internet memories?
Post # 3
I remember having a dial-up internet connection that has a modem and a router linked up to my telephone. It made funny dialing noises when it was trying to connect. The internet speed then was soooo slow compared to now.
Post # 4
I think I had a Juno account and an AOL account. I still have my first AOL screen name…it’s sad that I’ve probably had it for longer than I haven’t had it at this point in my life!
Post # 5
I remember using dial-up to connect to AOL. I was in middle school, and I used AIM to talk to my next door neighbor. We could literally see each other as we typed lol.
It was always exciting to hear “You’ve got mail!”
Post # 6
I remember being limited to a half hour a day and being in chat rooms I wasn’t supposed to be in. And I remember how exciting it was to have a boy IM me!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
This is my first memory of the internet. it was 1997, and the whole family would be around the computer at 6pm, because that’s the time everyone had access to internet those days. we’d take about an hour to connect (dial-up) because all the phone lines and servers would be busy all over the country trying to connect to the internet at the same time.
Then on this particular evening I remember, my very first memory of the internet, my parents spent about 2 hours giggling while searching the word “shit”, just too see what the internet would come up with. my mother was totally amazed at the fact that for just $20, you could pay for someone to send poop to someone’s doorstep.
This is my first memory of the internet. how sad is that. lol.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
or the dial-up sound
……………..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee- -iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii- nerr ner ner ner shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Post # 11
@serenitea: In fifth grade (1992-1993) my science teacher had us write messages to “martians” on the computer. We would ask them what’s the weather there, what do you look like and such. Then they would write back. I knew my teacher was on the other end in someway but didn’t understand how. In retrospect it must have been email or an early messaging system.
A year or two later I had aol and my best friend and I would go into chat rooms saying hi we’re 12 year old girls, who wants to chat! It was dumb. Nothing bad actually happened. I remember chatting with other people my age or at least people I thought were my age and never said or did anything inappropriate.
Post # 12
A dial-up modem, and the Dallas police bulletin board in 1989, a black and white text, DOS command line version of a chat room. I had been earning groceries with the computer for X years at the time, and it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I had dialed up one on one, but more than one person was amazing.
Edit: Just call me the dinosaur!
Post # 13
ICQ, Angelfire websites….
Post # 14
We didnt have a computer when I was growing up, and my elementary school was cheap, and we didnt have internet on the computers. It wasnt until I was in 6th grade (2000) that I ever used the internet, and it was just looking up something in class.
Post # 15
My mom asked who searched for “Leonardo di caprio naked”. I blamed my brother.
Post # 16
I don’t have a specific memory. ICQ would have been early in my years of using the internet, along with some chat rooms, but I would have done something else on the internet before those.