What it was like browsing the modern internet back in the day



On Google Search’s 20th birthday, we take a look back at our earliest memories of the internet. (Yes, that includes the family computer too.)

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30 thoughts on “What it was like browsing the modern internet back in the day

  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    Thanks for watching! Remember AIM? So do we:

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    My first internet was EDGE/local browsing centre, then 3g+, then LTE, then fiber net, now ditched fiber and back on cheaper Jio LTE 😎😎

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    They are all lying. The first thing they did was look up porn.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    Bulliten boards with supra express 9600 bps.. Just a wonderful memories..

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    My dad had a 2nd phone line put in. So no problem with other family members cutting you off.
    And who remembers Netzero??? That was a free ISP. But the catch was, you had to look at a small ad window.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    1:41 is this woman with "crazy over the top facial expressions" still working at CNET!?? Jeez

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    1:00 Pay for the minute is the biggest scam in cellular and internet history. Also if you used pay for min service and used 11:01 then they would round off and charge you for 12 minutes.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    I remember acoustic coupler modems, and my first decent modem was a US robotics modem with its serial connection and it was a 14.4 if I remember correctly. Dialling up via windows 3.1 on top of Microsoft Ms dos 5. using Netscape Navigator. ( I loved the noise they made when connection….expertly recreated by the beautiful Bridget of course Lol 😂)

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    I haven't seen Richard Hart in forever. Someone needs to do a where are they now and include him along with Stewart Cheifet.

    I also remember 2400 baud Internet. It was so slow you could pick up the phone and it didn't disconnect. 56k couldn't do that. Also, if the tangerine MacBook was your first Internet, you weren't there for the early Internet.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    Oh I remember how many times my sister picked up the phone to make a call and she would disconnect me from the internet lol

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    I'm so old I remember having dial up at home and in elementary school and I was only born in the 80's. I tried getting dial up last year and it did not work, my apartment has a dead phone line and service is though spectrum and to use a phone line they gave me a special box that the cable line goes to but because it was a triple play bundle I no longer had a need for dial up so rip dial up till I can find a use for you and a cheap way to use you ( the dial up prices I see online right now is way to much for such a slow speed, companies must be squeezing money out of the few people left who's only option is dial up because they live in to rule of a area or the houses are so spread apart that it would not be cost efficient to build a cable infrastructure ) I rambled sorry.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    My 1st time on line was using BBS in the mid '80. Man…its take forever to download a 5 sec porn clip.😂

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am
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    My family first got the internet in 1999 through AOL. I probably went through 2-4 screen names between then and 2005 lol

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