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Your First Day Online: Users Share Their First Memories From the Internet

Everyone has had their first day online, whether it was yesterday or decades ago. These users share their hilarious stories and nostalgic moments from their first days browsing the wild world of the wide web.


How many of these do you remember and how many were before your time? What was your first memory of going online?

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    Your First Day On The Internet

    Text - A MAN FROM NIGERIA WANTS TO SHARE HIS FORTUNE WITH ME PABE
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    That Damn Dial Up Sound

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    Text - [ pubesforhire 964 points 6 hours ago "Get off the internet, I have to use the phone!" permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-1 nidenikolev 365 points 5 hours ago Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch ding ding ding permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [-] KrishaCz 119 points 4 hours ago https://www.dialupsound.com/ permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply 25 points 2 hours a
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    Text - 109 points 7 hours ago -] de_sente Connecting on the sound of dubstep. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-] rbarton812 40 points 6 hours ago 56K Modems, dropping sick bass since 1995. permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [ UppercaseVII20 points 6 hours ago 56k was that city people shit. I only ever had 14.4 and 28.8 permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [- rbarton812 We started with a
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    Text - [-] OkaySeriouslyBro 41 points 4 hours ago* (last edited 4 hours ago) What if someone calls when you're on the internet?!? permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [Frog_Gleen 114 points 4 hours ago 1 - "DONT FUCKING ANSWER, I'M DOWNLOADING A 5MB FILE!!1!" 2 answer the phone and see the shit hitting the fan permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply 13 points 4 hours ago [-] Goin-Cammando I used to have a program that would pop up when a c
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    The Hamster Dance

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    Text - 356 points 6 hours ago [-] SexyPantyJeannie Hamster dance permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments 293 points 4 hours ago frugalNOTcheap Dibidi ba didi dou dou, Di ba didi dou, Didi didldildidldidl houdihoudi dey dou. Dibidi ba didi dou dou, Di ba didi dou, Didi didldildidldidl houdihoudi dey dou permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [-] AmeriCossack 128 points 3 hours ago Possibly the most accurate lyrics of that song I'
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    Webcrawler

    Text - WEBCRAWLER TM To search the WebCrawler database, type in your search keywords here. Type keywords as possible, it will help to uniquely identify what you're looking for as many relevant Pets Search AND words together 25 Number of results to return:
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    Text - [-] MikhailRasputin 177 points 5 hours ago Before Google, even before Jeeves, there was Lycos and Webcrawler. I recall staring at the blinking cursor thinking "I can just search for anything!?" permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments 145 points 2 hours ago [-] EverGlow89 Upon my first introduction to Google. "Anything, yeah right. Bet it doesn't know about each Pokemon. ..Whoa" permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply 21 po
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    Inappropriate ASCII Images

    Line art - 252553 2.s53 -55.515 *** .*
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    Text - 7 points 5 hours ago [-AccioMotherfucker ASCII porn permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments
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    Play - Buying gf
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    And Later Their Slow Loading Counter Part

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    Miniclip

    Cartoon - BUBBLE ROUBLE 1 PLAYER 2 PLAYERS CONTROLS QUIT ay this game w gh niand off ubTrou-@s00-Kres version Canovid
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    Text - - langis_on 441 points 6 hours ago Trying to load up images of scantily clad ladies. The image would load one line at a time. Hurry up computer, I think I hear my parents waking up. Slowly the woman comes into form, one line of pixels at a time Hurry, hurry! The light upstairs flicks on. We're at the neck, she has a pretty face contorted into a weird mixture of pleasure and pain. The toilet flushes. The gentle arc of her breast. The sink turns on, hands are being washed What the hell, she
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    Text - -1 smallcoder 26 points 2 years ago Oh god, I'm suffering from sexual tension just remembering those days. Will it be nude or bathing costume? Aaaaaaaaaaargh come on, come on.... parents home from work soon !!! permalink source embed save save- RES give gold hide child comments - facepalminghomer 11 points 2 years ago ohhh, yeah....I like... wait, she has a penis, DAMMIT!
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    Which Sometimes Led to Tragic Loss of Innocence...

    Text - [-] Bookiedutt 442 points 6 hours ago Being a bored little kid in the late 90s and typing the word "fun" in the web browser, then being confused about all the porn that popped up. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-] shockmelike 158 points 3 hours ago Same but I just typed "boobs" because I was curious permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [-] EverChilling Lucifer 168 points 2 hours ago I typed in "big tittied mam
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    Text - [-] antisarcastics 376 points 5 hours ago When I was 9, we got internet for the first time. My main interest was The Simpsons, so I used to just go on fan sites related to that. Well, one day, I clicked on a hyperlink that led me to a website that I didn't understand. It was an image of a naked woman in what I am now aware is doggy position. As a young boy, I was not so familiar with the female anatomy (and as a gay man, I remain this way), so I was really confused because I didn't even k
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    Runescape

    Text - Free armour trimming can trust me with ur adamant
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    Games - Doubling money Sending trade offe... I've made a huge mistake
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    Text - 141 points 5 hours ago [-WhitePartyHat My friend showing me his full Mithril Armor set in RuneScape At that moment I knew how I was going to spend my childhood. Hours upon hours were spent killing chickens, cutting down oak trees, fishing for lobsters, pickpocketing all the innocent citizens of Lumbridge, mining, mining and more mining. Also, I'll trim your rune armor for 1k. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-] amethystair 29 points 4 hours
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    Asking Jeeves

    Text - HOME ABOUT HELP Ask about CORPORATE SERVICES AskMe Answering Ask Jeeves How can I teach diversity to chidren in school MILLIONS SM of Your QUESTIONS! and at home? Justtype a question and elick "Ask!" Ask! Where can I find airport codes? CHECK SPELLING hat people are asking Jeeves right now: What is a healthy diet for women? Ask.com Ask! Where can I find the popular financial site Federal Reserve onhealth.com Banks? JEEVES RECOMMENDS: POPULAR QUESTIO NS .SHOPPING .HEALTH . TRAVEL ASk JeaVe
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    Text - 69 points 4 hours ago nastynas211 MINICLIP AND RUNESCAPE YESSSSSSSSS permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply
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    Neopets

    Cartoon - oeopets
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    Text - [-] paulaapaulaa 15 points 5 hours ago Neopets! Saving up to get a paintbrush to make my neopets look groovy, learning to use javascript and paintshop pro to make a fuLLy HeKTik guild layout, etc. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply
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    Ebaums World

    Text - Welcome to my world - ebaumsworld.com Baums World Send Us Email Advertising Privacy Press support staff A Hilarious Collection Of Media For The Masses Main Content Link Partners Broken Link? Let us know here. What exactly is this place? Find out here. Humor&Fun Click the following links to get starte.. or click here for our newest media: Literature Humor Bomb Literature - Images - Animation - Audio - Video - Cool Images Satan Animation Games Bored@Work - Private Lounge - eBaum Forum 2400b
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    Text - corrosiveliquid 116 points 6 hours ago Runescape, Habbo Hotel, and Neopets. Also shockwave.com games such as InkLink Rotten.com, ebaumsworld, 4chan, and Documenting Reality. 'Games' such as Franks Adventure and Ganguro Girl permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-]HMJ87 13 points 3 hours ago Holy shit the nostalgia! permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply load more comments (15 replies)
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    AOL Chatrooms

    Text - Help Main AOL Chat Room Listings Search All Chats by Topic: Chat With People Like You Piercing and Tattoos Elvis Sightings Britney Fans Duuuude Hey Girlfriend Search . Created by People Connection Created by AOL Members Double-click to choose a category: 2 Double-click to enter a room: Start Your Own Chat Enter or Start Private Chat Category People Rooms in 'Arts and Entertainment A Place To Start Pop Music Arts and Entertainment Punk Music Top City Chats Autos R and B Music 1. New York B
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    Text - 562 points 6 hours ago (-] Uhhhhdel A/S/L? The mating cry of the AOL chat room permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-] Cordt 204 points 3 hours ago "18/f/cali" "me 2 lol" "lol u curious?" permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply 159 points 3 hours ago [-] Simorebut haha that was probably two dudes talking to each other permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply [-] ThePeskyWabbit 138 points 3 hou
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    Text - [- eyekwah2 44 points 6 hours ago I remember feeling like such the outcast the first time I had to ask what it meant permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply 41 points 4 hours ago [-] Something_More The first time I was in a chat room and someone said "im me." I thought they meant, I'm me. I was like, oook. I'm me, too. I finally asked and was told it meant Instant Message me. permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply load more comments (
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    Back When You Needed External Modems

    Medical equipment - AP 555
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    Text - 96 points 6 hours ago [-]cryptoengineer Dialing into MIT-AI using a VT100 attached to a 300 baud acoustic modem (the kind with rubber cups), logging into RMS's account (password: ""), and setting up my own account from there. FTP, Telnet, Finger, email. Good times. The year was 1978 permalink source embed save save- RES report give gold reply hide child comments [ jamesorlakin 24 points 3 hours ago Someone who recognises the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. Thank yo
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    Text - [-] myblankexpression 550 points 5 hours ago This is embarrassing, but not how you might think. Firstly, you should know that I'm older than the average Redditor. I went to buy a new computer and I was bargaining with the salesgirl. I told her I'd buy the more expensive computer she'd shown me if she'd throw in the internet for free. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [ Big_Cock_Cunt_Fucker 178 points 4 hours ago Those AOL disc don't grow on tr
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    Text - [- Netla 73 points 6 hours ago Reading these replies makes me feel old. My first memory of the Internet was a sixth-form teacher showing us how to connect to the Internet using a very slow dial-up connection and logging into a Usenet group to show us how it worked, on a monchrome monitor. No images were available unless you drew them using Unicode symbols. I didn't get to actually try the Internet for myself until I was in college and didn't become interested in it until the Web came alon
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    Text - plax1780 84 points 6 hours ago Asking AskJeeves a question permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments [-] MikeCFord 41 points 4 hours ago It would always begin with the same 3 questions: Are you gay? Was Hitler gay? Was Hitler vegetarian? permalink source embed save save-RES parent report give gold reply ghostmach 1 ne 11 points 3 hours ago He had a good answer for "are you gay?" Something along the lines of "that's a very personal question and is, fra
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    You've Got Mail!

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    And the Movie They Made....

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    Text - -] OtheDreamer 20 points 7 hours ago "You've got mail!" permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply hide child comments
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