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Internet in the 90s
Aug 3 2016, 7:18 am
By: Enkidu  

Aug 3 2016, 7:18 am Enkidu Post #1


What was the internet like for you guys back in the 90s?

Aug 3 2016, 7:29 am LoveLess Post #2

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It was slower, but there were less issues and it was honestly more reliable.

Getting information quickly and easily was not that easy. What information sources there were had poor formatting, loaded very slowly so downloading was your only choice, and not that many people actually took the time to put out that information.


Aug 3 2016, 8:24 am Wing Zero Post #3

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I didn't even have internet back then. We hooked it up around the time I was starting eighth grade (2003-2004ish).

Aug 3 2016, 10:34 am Lanthanide Post #4

Modems. Geocities websites. Frames was the main design method for pages - now practically nothing on the web uses frames except for documentation type sites. No video. Far less ads, far fewer images. Netscape navigator. Alta vista. No wikipedia - no wikis of any kind really. Very few memes. "web rings" to get between related sites. Guest books.


Aug 3 2016, 11:43 am Oh_Man Post #5

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I grew up on a 56k modem. I remember logging on late at night for SCBW and having to smother the modem with a pillow to try and dull the noise.

Oh and don't even get me started on porn back then:

Aug 3 2016, 2:35 pm Zycorax Post #6

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I remember going on an internet course together with my mother in the late 90s, where we learned which search engines were better for finding different things. Alta Vista was the go-to engine at the time, while Yahoo was better for music or something. For anything Norwegian there was Kvasir. I was rarely allowed to spend more than half an hour online, because it blocked the phone line. I spent most of the time playing games on the Lego site (and being annoyed that it took forever to download Shockwave).

Aug 3 2016, 3:05 pm O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #7

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My dad did business stuff and was always interested in computers, so we had a second phone line specifically for internet :wob: But that might have been later, I don't remember when that was (or even when we got cable internet). I pretty much just remember using the internet for SC or things related to SC even though as far as I remember we always had internet.

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Aug 3 2016, 3:55 pm CecilSunkure Post #8

Netscape and AOL. You got mail! In general it was difficult to visit web pages, and I mostly viewed the internet as boring. The real excitement was connecting with friends to play something like C&C, but that more or less felt like the game itself and not so much the "internet". Also talking to strangers on the internet was strictly going to get you raped/murdered/kidnapped and nobody could know your real first-name or age. Online aliases only. Also, geocities and homepages. Like this. There were a lot of the most god aweful gifs and scrolling shit all over.


Aug 3 2016, 6:01 pm Dem0n Post #9

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Didn't have internet until like 2001 or something, and didn't move on from dial-up until like 2008. It didn't help that we only had one phone line and my parents somehow always needed to use the phone, so I could barely do anything. I racked up 210 disconnects on bnet from my parents always turning on the phone while I was online, and everyone thought I was hacking, so I got banned a lot. So sad. :(

Aug 4 2016, 6:24 pm Vrael Post #10

there were lots of cool colors. everything was much more colorful and less well laid out back then


Aug 5 2016, 12:06 am Fire_Kame Post #11

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It was a lot slower. But it didn't matter because there was nothing to render. You didn't stream videos or music. Almost everything was text and simple, low res pictures.

Also, there was a lot of this:

Aug 10 2016, 9:26 am Enkidu Post #12


Yeah, Geocities I heard was the hot thing back then. Also, I guess there was also a lot more freedom on the Internet than there is now, though I'm not sure.

Aug 10 2016, 11:10 am Oh_Man Post #13

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The sound of the 90s.

Sep 8 2016, 3:20 am Enkidu Post #14


Yeah sure... Still, a lot was going on in the 90s. Especially when it came to the internet back then.

Nov 30 2016, 1:50 am Enkidu Post #15


I wonder how many of you remember the Internet commercials of the 90s?

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Nov 30 2016, 3:41 am MasterJohnny Post #16

Back in the 90's I had free dial up. I wonder why dial up stop being free...

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Nov 30 2016, 7:11 am Lanthanide Post #17

Quote from Enkidu
I wonder how many of you remember the Internet commercials of the 90s?

Nope, don't remember any of those ads at all.


Nov 30 2016, 11:33 am Oh_Man Post #18

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AT&T was american only I believe so in NZ you would not be exposed to those ads.

Nov 30 2016, 7:43 pm Lanthanide Post #19


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