What’s something from the early days of the Internet which younger generations may not know about?
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We couldnt use the internet AND the phone at the same time.
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The sound of a screaming banshee exorcism as dial internet summoned Cthulhu to connect to the internet.
Search engines. Yes of course we had them early on, yahoo, google. But they were in no way what they are now.
IRC channel wars were pretty neat. Shitty for some, but fun in their own way.
Basically the first person to join a channel on a server ‘owned’ the channel and had mod powers. If the channel became empty, it was up for grabs.
This led to bot armies and other random mischief for taking over channels.
People would write bots to hold their channel that were extremely minimal and secure, because if your bot disconnected your channel was at risk.
Eventually the IRC servers themselves started offering bot services like Nickserv and Chanserv. Good times.
The web didn’t really have graphics at first, it was mostly text and probably the least interesting part of the internet for a while. IRC and UseNet were the big players for a long time until companies started buying up .com domains and making the web the main focus.
The progression of messengers.
Who else had an ICQ account?
Creepypastas. Especially Jeff the Killer.
Our viral videos back then involved things like beastiality a lot which is actually a crime to look at
Personal web pages
Badger, Badger, Badger, mushroom, mushroom
And the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
The good ol days of the original runescape before the new version and the “runsecape classic”
Discs with free AOL hours.
Banner ads on top of your Xanga page where you have to shoot 50 Cent.
Mosaic comes to mind. No search engine really. Word of mouth gave you a link and you just sort of followed the series of links into the unknown. A few years later you could wave to some guy’s cat by clicking a button or dispense a coke in some dorm. Plus, banner exchange and lots of flashing shit everywhere.
The wild west days of Napster and Limewire. Remember how every shitty parody song was labelled weird al and half of everything was porn no matter what you were actually trying to get?
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