Your first time online

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xcalibur, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Do you remember the first time you went online?

    I was about 8 years old and I went on foxkids.coim to play some power rangers game.
    It was still dialup so i was waiting like half an hour for the game to load. [​IMG]

    How bout you guys?

    Oh, and how about the time you lost your internet virginity?
    I guess that would be the first time you saw something you wished you could unsee.
    For me it was Goatse when I was about 11...
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    14.4k modem back in 1994/5, the first page was the compuserve home page and the browser was Netscape Navigator. Back then the Internet was faster, there wasn't the traffic and pages were much much smaller.
  3. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    I was get onlined at my brother's university, I found some walkthrough of I think Monkey Island II or 3 at that time, I was a big lucas art fan at that time and some just pictures of games, it was an old version of Netscape I think. I remember pages of Monkey Island 3 and its walkthrough.

    I lost 3 of my best friend because of excessive use of their accounts which cost them alot but I recovered one of them but one of those 2 that are gone, is clearly one of best people in the world that I know of, which introduced me to Metal music too,Carmageddon, Neverhood, Diablo, damn.

    we had BBS at home in those era but I was too young to know what it is.

    the best software of those age is NC (Norton Commander) without a doubt, also VGA COPY was great (I think it was originally for AMIGA) which I used to buy games with it, we had to bring diskettes and they put original (which was pirated) and then our diskette to copy. where is those joy in life?
  4. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    I remember bulletin board system and getting promos for them on games.
    A friend on mine downloaded some seriously dodgy shit through them, I always had problems connecting.
    I remember playing games via dial up modem, ring a friend across the city, our phone provider charged 5.5p(plus VAT) per call regardless of length so it was dirt cheap.
    Only problem with dial up was with people picking up the phone and disrupting the connection.
  5. Upperleft

    Upperleft Namcoholic

    Aug 15, 2007
    When i was 7 i think..
    i went to a web site that had a cartoon-ish moose .. uhh i don't remeber it exactly
    but he was on a skateboard =D
  6. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    I was about 8 or 9 or something like that, i logged onto or net, dont actually remember. And i was playing this weird game i dont remember. It was odd.....
  7. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    7-8 years old, typed in AOL Keyword "nick" to get to Nickelodeon's homepage and play some games.
  8. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    Milnet/DDN, back in 1989, when I was in the USAF.

    Also, some BBSs, at around the same time ... not totally sure which came first for me.
  9. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie


    I was 3, my dad bought some dial-up...
    My brother taught me how to use napster >.
  10. Lyuse

    Lyuse Newbie

    I feel sorry for you man you were to young to see such thing

    First time online: 2003(I lived on a farm)
  11. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    A school report in the 2nd grade. I was such a badass back then, I wrote my "Hero" paper on Castro to fuck with the teachers. Good times....
  12. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    I can only remember checking my emails even though I never got any..
  13. Harpuia

    Harpuia GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 6, 2007
    United States
    My House
    Searching Pokemon on Google, only to get to countless Website Restricted's. Damn you, AOL Guardian!
  14. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    Back when I was a freshman in high school, the school had finally gotten internet for the first time ever. We were all assigned hotmail accounts. Yahoo and Ask Jeeves were the preferred search engines, and we all giggled when we found out you could ask "Is Jeeve's gay?" and he would reply "That's none of your business." Some other popular search engines were Altavista, Metasearch, Dogpile, and such. I also remember we had the Bess web filter.

    Not long after, my parents got an account with Juno, who, at the time, offered free email via a dialup connection, but not a normal ISP. Basically, it dialed a number to check your email and send email etc. You didn't have to pay an ISP for it. But the calls were long distance where we lived, so we still had to limit it.

    After a while, we finally subscribed to a real dailup ISP that had a local number (but not a local office), but they changed around 40$ a month. Then a new ISP appeared that was based locally, so I went to work for them my sophomore year and got free dailup for a years until. My town didn't get any sort of broadband until several years later while I was at college. And even now, the best you can get here is only 1Mbps (unless you get a T1).
  15. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    I was like.... i think 7 years old or something.
    We had a crappy 56Kbit modem [​IMG]

    But after we got broadband when i was i think 11 years old.
    Ive been surfing the internet each day since [​IMG]