Memories of the internet that seem quaint now

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Wolveryeti, May 28, 2018.

  1. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    THAT noise when your modem connected.

    When 'cyber cafe' was not deemed a very cheesy and dated thing to call your business. I recall loads of types looking like they were extras from the set of the Matrix.

    When ISPs tried to be edgy: Madasafish.com

    Any others?
     
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  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Usenet
     
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  3. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    AOL CDs
     
  4. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    myspace
     
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  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    When it was embarrassing to admit you'd made friends or dated via the internet
     
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  6. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    lynx
     
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  7. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Alta Vista
     
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Ask Jeeves
    Lycos
     
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  9. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Amazon only selling books
     
  10. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Chat rooms
    Rotten.com
     
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  11. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Poking people on Facebook
     
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  12. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Cosmo Connor
     
  13. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

  14. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    That's bigger than ever ;)
     
  15. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Annoying paperclips
     
  17. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I'm sure it is, just haven't used it for decades myself.
     
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  18. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Paying by the minute for the phone call. And later automatic disconnection after two hours.
     
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  19. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    webrings. Frames. Lycos.
     
  20. TruXta

    TruXta tired

  21. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Splash pages.
    Portals.
     
  22. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    That's Microsoft rather than the 'net but still extremely annoying.
     
  23. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    freeserve
     
  24. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I visited a frames site just last week.
     
  25. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Geocities
     
  26. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    I thought the spammers and trolls killed it? (not been on it for years though)
     
  27. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

  28. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

  29. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Actual bargains on ebay from sellers who were real people. And then paying them by cheque.
     
  30. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    every company adding ".com" on the end of their name.
     

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