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What was one of the first things you looked up on the internet?

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#1 +warwagon


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:27

I remember back in 1993/1994 my family would go for "Internet Night" at our high school and use the Mac's in the library to "Browse the Internet" for about an hour.


So the question for all of you is "What is the one of the first things you remember looking up when you first got on the internet"?


For me I remember browsing the internet and looking for information about Red Dwarf and finding fan pages and being amazed and dazzled. I still remember it like it was yesterday!

#2 techbeck


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:30

Not sure if I remember that far.  Back in 93/94 I was probably looking for some kind of cheat codes or something for school work.  Of course, that was when the internet was mostly text and the first internet provider I used was Prodigy.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:36

Well I brought the internet to my house in 95 or 96. Dial up was grand. The first thing I looked up was message boards and how to fix/troubleshoot blue screens.and computer lockups. Download software and porn were my next things.

I was friends with a person on the ms boards named pepsi, she has gone off to be a manager at microsoft. It was great, theb everyone started to use my handle, while not very unique no one used it. I was hello and I figured no one else on the boards would know or understand what sc302 is so I have had that since 99

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:42

If I remember right, reading up on using Gopher & Veronica, and eventually locating another internet provider.. wasn't that much available yet for me, mostly did a lot of FidoNet, BBSing, etc. My first was CompuServe (way back with my 300 baud acoustic, whee fun.) GUI based web browsers wouldn't roll around for a couple more years yet. It was pretty expensive, billed per minute, although that's not the only reason I used CIS at the time. Literally racked up a monthly bills of over $400 talking to who would later be my wife. Was pretty happy when I got a "proper" email address.. my first being 70505.221@compuserve.com, ugh.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:44


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:44

Probably porn.

#7 t_r_nelson


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:50

SciFantasy art...


...and Playboy centerfolds.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:52

I have no idea, but I first got to try out the internet in 1996. Netscape Navigator and service so slow you would fall asleep waiting for a page to load.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 18:56


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:05

porn...no lie..

#11 Lord Method Man

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:08

"video games"


The first page of results had more than one porn site. AOL in the 90s...

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:08

Porn Scams

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:08

Nude images of Christina Applegate alias Kelly Bundy. On Usenet. 1991, on a friend's Amiga 3000. Connection via 2400 baud modem.


Worst of all, the pixelated photos we did find were all fake.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:12

Year 2000, I couldnt believe that Yahoo was something that I could get for free - I thought my uni had been paying for a service.  It was mail, OS customisation for Windows ME and porn.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:19

shareware to download for my bbs and lots and lots of usenet messages