I was probably eight or nine when I first used the Internet, and it was during school. I was so fascinated by it. Looking back, I never complained about how slow it was to load a page because I didn't know any better, hah. I remember looking at a Yahoo! search results webpage as one of my first memories of the Internet.
Oye, it was so long ago, but most likely chat rooms. It was like soooo fun to invite all my friends into a room and just talk back and fourth about school and boys and whatever else. My friend even screen shot and saved some of them back in the day, and they are hilarious to read now as an adult, what we were oh so concerned about.
I think I was about 8 or 9, on the school computers. The first site I ever used was the Alta Vista search engine. Doesn't even exist anymore - I think they were taken over by either Google or Yahoo. Windows 95, although some of the 3.11 comps could access the Internet.
Internet is so much better today. No more dial up modem taking up your phoneline bullshit, for one. 😃
I think I was 13 when I first joined a social network, it was a regional one though so everyone kind of knew everyone - kinda like Facebook in its early days lol :P Oh and I used to go online at 11-12 because there was this really cool website that you could connect and play with your tamagotchi 😅
I was about 12 I think. I mostly spent time in chatrooms... I found one where people would get together to have Yugioh duels. In retrospect most of them were probably cheating but it was still fun. As for the Internet itself I don't really remember what I used it for back then, not much probably, aside from Neopets... and watching animations and junk...
I was around 12.. And I was playing a multiple player reversi game on MSN. I don't even know how I got there... I think someone from school told my sister about it, she put it, and I started to play it. .. and I remember I would always say I was 15 years old haha I used to think 15 was old and cool... ... Memories😁😁
I was six and it was to print off little mermaid coloring sheets
It was probably doing research for school on Ask Jeeves. I also remember my parents letting me play dumb games on shockwave, though I spent most of my time waiting for a page to load, only for my mom to kick me off the internet because "someone might be trying to call and they won't be able to get through." I also remember my dad showing me the hamster dance. All of this was in the 90s. We got our first modern computer with internet when I was around 8, though I know we had used it in school before then.
The first time I used the Internet was in 1995 when I prepared my father's computer to go online. I was 28 at the time. I don't remember what url I connected to first. There wasn't much of a "there" to the Internet in the early 90s.
The first time I connected to a remote computer using a modem was in 6th grade in 1978. I used a line printing paper terminal connected via an acoustic modem. You had to dial the number of the remote connection and when you heard the modem warble, you shoved the telephone handset into the coupler. staff.salisbury.edu/.../decwrit.JPG www.computermuseum.li/.../AcousticCoupler-1.gif I used the setup to play an early version of Oregon Trail. I think I still have the printout of one of my sessions buried in my stuff.
It was before the modern day web, like 1978 (my GAG age is wrong--sue me) on dial up. I was just nosing around. I probably used a text only browser and a news group reader to just nose around. Very primitive place but compared to everything else, it was magical, even with NO graphics. Yahoo was the premier search engine at the time.
The first time I used the Internet I was probably a junior in high school, back when the Internet first started, haha. I think me and my friends used the school computers to go on this website called "deathpics96. com", and it was just gruesome pictures of dead bodies, because we were sick fucks and we were all into that Faces Of Death type shit, haha💀
I don't specifically remember the first time. I was using CompuServe which was an online service ( not the internet though ). They provided what they called limited internet access. I'm guessing that was around 1990-91 which was before the web. So there were no URLs, http, clickable links, graphics, or anything like that. You had to know the IP address or use one of the 20-30 that CompuServe provided. Mostly it was FTP sites on Unix servers. Most of the files were for UNIX, so executables were unusable on a PC.
I was around 44-45 then ( so obviously I'm not now ). I didn't really use it for anything since there was very little there yet. CompuServe had way more useful stuff than the internet. At CompuServe I traded stocks ( E*Trade before they had a web site ), made airline reservations ( the predecessor to Travelocity ), hung out at forums, did email, etc.
Pretty young I used to mess around on my dads computer all the time as a kid playing all the old arcade games of course that was back when you couldn't use dial up and the phone at the same time and had to yell get off the internet I have to use the phone lol.
Around 15. I don't recall what I tried to look at, all I remember was that it took fucking forever to load the page. It would start at the top and every 30 seconds or so another 1/8 inch of page would get exposed.
I used google for finding answers to questions and stuff. When I was 8, I thought there was someone who reads what I type in the dialog box and then instantly returns the possible webpages I want to visit.
I was 32 in 1985 when I joined an online conferencing system called The WELL. It was six years before the World Wide Web was invented, so everything had to be done at the command line. At that time, I was using an Apple II Plus with 64K of RAM.