View Full Version : Your first internet experience?

Dec 23rd, 2005, 08:28 PM
No, I'm not asking about your sexual meetings with strangers via chat you dirty kinky minds :devil:

When was the first time you actually had access to internet? I remember it was in 1995 when Internet was virtually unknown in Spain and I came across with this computer in Barcelona Uni (miracoulosly available) under a big sign saying: 'Internet: connect with the world! maximum 15 minutes' and stayed there chatting with a Canadian guy absolutely amazed (btw I had to keep pushing the refresh botton non stop LOL)

Although I had to wait until 1999 to get internet internet at home when prices got reasonable...

Dec 23rd, 2005, 08:47 PM
For me, It was in 1998or99, the price was high as I sayed in Hingis and Anna K chatsrooms too long :o Later it don't matter how long I stayed so now I stay here in the forums and other forums again too many hours...

Can someone remember when did AnnaK play against Graf in Geneva Exo Dec 1st 1998 or 99 it was my first Christmas online.

Dec 23rd, 2005, 09:56 PM
In 1999, I had dial-up and got a phone bill for £190 one month. :eek: :bolt:

Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:06 PM
:scratch: I can't remember that far back. :tape:

Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:09 PM
The first thing I did was type in tennis on the search engine and the board came up. Thatís why I never believe those lying bastards who say ĎI never knew this place existed (you know the ones;)) though Iíve been online for FIVE years.

Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:15 PM
1996, I think. Maybe 1995 with AOL 3.something. My friend had it, and we used to fuck with all the guys on there.
We got WOW! at home in early 1996, but it closed down in 1997. Got AOL right after that.

Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:24 PM
I was on some kids homepage thing www.kindernetz.de
That was so cool back then. That was like 5 years ago haha

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:13 PM
:scratch: I can't remember that far back. :tape:
Me either! :lol:

Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:15 PM
Me either! :lol:

Your name wasn't AlexSydney then. ;)

Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:22 PM
1998- at school, and i've got an internet connection at home since...2003 :)

Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:45 PM
Must have been 1994 or 1995 at school. We boys were looking for pictures of Pamela Anderson.. they took ages to load :tape:

Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:46 PM
I have loved internet ever since :angel:

Dec 24th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Deffo got it when I joined secondary school so that would be '95...but I think we got dial up at home around the same time cos we got it with a deal with cable tv or something. Broadband (finally!) about 2 years ago and I can't remember life before the internet, what the hell did I do with all that spare time?! :confused: :)

Dec 24th, 2005, 12:20 AM
October 1999. Created the first of my many email accounts and i still use that account today. Searched for something related to history.

Stamp Paid
Dec 24th, 2005, 12:20 AM
In 1998, I was in 7th grade, we got it in school. I remember the movie Godzilla was about to come out about that time, and we sat there for 2 hours waiting for the new Godzilla's roar .wav file to finish downloading.

Dec 24th, 2005, 12:29 AM
It must have been like 1995/6. I remember all the year 6's sending an Email with the headmaster to this school in Australia. I don't think they replied. :lol:

I remember the head telling us the letter was up there now (pointing out of the window) and I was like... coooool. :cool::tape:

Dec 24th, 2005, 01:49 AM
I remember, I got it in like June 1999, first thing I did? Went to www.wimbledon.org to read the men's final interviews lol.

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 24th, 2005, 02:34 AM

Dec 24th, 2005, 03:27 AM
I dunno.. 1999 at school?

but i never started useing it on a regular basis untill last year... so i guess almost 2 years ago.

Dec 24th, 2005, 03:46 AM
93 or 94 over a dialup. FTP, gopher and Telnet. I remember downloading DOS games of 200 or 300K and praying that the connection did not give up while downloading. Soon www via lynk (Text browser) and I think in 94 started using Mosaic (The first or one of the earlier browsers). Suddenly i am feeling so old. . .

Dec 24th, 2005, 08:51 AM
About 1996 I think...I was doing I.T GCSE and we had a whole lesson on The Internet. Only one computer in the whole lab was online...our eville teacher made us look up the BT across the world sailing boat race (random) and strictly nothing else. How frustrating!
Tennis was one of the first things I started surfing the net on, because I wanted to see how Arantxa was doing!

Dec 24th, 2005, 09:08 AM
I have had internet since 1998 but I don't remember what the first thing I did online was.

Dec 24th, 2005, 11:40 AM
2000... i can't believe i didn't use any internet for school hw before that! :eek:

Alicia Rocks
Dec 24th, 2005, 11:57 AM
i think 2000

Dec 24th, 2005, 12:20 PM
Spring '97. I found that Infoseek was set as my homepage. First thing I did was search for "nanotechnology".

It was a year or two before I set up my e-mail account properly and then discovered I'd been e-mailed by friends for ages and not known. :tape:

Dec 24th, 2005, 01:03 PM
FIrst time I actually accessed it was 1996 I think. Either '95 or '96. One of my neighbours, who sometimes babysat me had it and whenever I'd go there to have lunch, I'd finish quickly and play on the net for a while. I kept going on a Tintin website :lol:
I got it at home in December 1998 and I remember back then calling the provider saying : Is there any way to change our e-mail address (It had my dad's name) and this guy goes : No, but if you want there's this pretty good website called Hotmail. That was the revelation of all revelations. I was so frickin happy :lol: I could choose my e-mail address.

and the first person I chatted with was a 13yo Aussie GIRL. That was back when I was TRYING ;)