(Closed) What was your first internet memory?

posted 5 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee

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
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

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
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 7
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


Post # 9
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

or the dial-up sound

……………..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee- -iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii- nerr ner ner ner shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Post # 11
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

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
11693 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

ICQ, Angelfire websites….

Post # 14
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
9792 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

My mom asked who searched for “Leonardo di caprio naked”. I blamed my brother. 

Post # 16
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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.

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