12 Internet First - Ohh How We've Come So Far

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  1. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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  2. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Who remembers ICQ? Oh, what glorious chat days those were :up:
     
  3. Monsieur Xavier Guildsman

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    ICQ, yes, I was using it, old stuff.
     
  4. runawayboulder 2016 NFL Pick Em CHAMP

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    The first ever message board I posted on was Falcon's wwf.simplenet.com circa 1997. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It's there I was first exposed to the term "spoiler".

    The early days of IGN were kick ass but now that site is complete garbage.

    Another one of my favorite sites during the early age of the internet for movie previews and spoilers was Coming Attractions by Corona. They had a TON of cool pre-production stuff for the Star Wars prequels and first X-Men movie.
     
  5. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    I used to use the prodigy.net chat room when I was a teen in the 90's and I have an active hotmail account I haven't checked in about 7 years. I used ICQ too and it only hit me recently that it was meant to stand in for "I seek you." Yeah, not that observant.
     
  6. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Here's one...

    I used to work for AOL. :p
     
  7. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    I got a computer in 2001 and remember how slow the video downloads were

    - it's when I first discovered there were websites for Transformers and G.I.Joe
    - I discovered YouTube sometime in 2005 when I was watching the Spider-Man trailer with the World Trade Center teaser.
    - I discovered Wikipedia in 2005 when I clicked a link explaining me what was Marvel 616.

    -and of course I discovered porn.
     
  8. Piper Maru Guest

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  9. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Sorry Piper you've lost me with the gif.
     
  10. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    I receive flak for collecting comics and 35mm film trailers, but broken laser pointers is weird.

    IM was a major part of high school; I have not used it since, along with Myspace (I keep trying to delete my account, but, nothing is happening.)

    But, I miss the set up of it: it beat the heck out of FB's chat.
     
  11. 3rdstone Original Manhunter

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    In -97 I got a used Packard Bell with a 486 processor, and started to surf at home with a 33.3Kbs dial up modem. To download a 3-5 Mb file took like half an hour.

    Of course the search engine was AltaVista, and the cooler-than-IE-browser was Netscape..

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Piper Maru Guest

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    I remember back in the day I used to have an IBM Aptiva.
     
  13. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    I remember the first PC my father had bought. It was windows 3.1 and had something like 700kb ram. I had to teach him how to use it.
     
  14. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Ah, Netscape........

    back in those days, I used to make sprite comics every week, and visited Planet Zebeth whenever it was updated.
     
  15. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I remember tying up the phone line with the internet back when.
     
  16. Piper Maru Guest

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    Remember the loading time of dial up connections?
     
  17. Victarion Iron Captain

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    I try not to; I'm spoiled now.
     
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  18. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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    I remember having IM and not remembering who people were.
     
  19. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    I remember having to wait like 30 minutes for a 3 min porn video to download.
     
  20. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Dial-up for all you nostalgia freaks.

    [YT]gsNaR6FRuO0[/YT]
     
  21. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Ugh, I do not miss that.

    The tones were torture.

    Or having the connection lost for no reason at all.
     
  22. runawayboulder 2016 NFL Pick Em CHAMP

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    Web TV was pretty big for a while too. Their chatrooms were so fun to troll in. My friends and I used to have so much fun screwing with people all night long. If you got kicked out by a mod, all you had to do was just go into another chat room.
     
  23. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Your connection must have been faster than mine. It took about 2 hours.
     
  24. Kryptonian Titan Registered

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    I do rememember it!
    So many good memories.

    How about IRC and Napster?:yay:
     
  25. runawayboulder 2016 NFL Pick Em CHAMP

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    Napster was awesome for the year it was relevant before Lars Ulrich threw his hissy fit. I found a lot of good viruses songs on there....:o
     

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