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My first time was at PSU back in '96. I think I checked out Yahoo.com

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Do the old Bulletin Boards count? or the internet as we know it today?

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I think I first started using Compu$erve back in the late 80's with my Commodore64 and a 300 baud modem. Back then, I think is was something like 6 a minute and people were racking up several hundred dollars in monthly charges! The CB simulator (which is where I spent most of my time!) had a separate deal that was something like $40-50 a month.

The first actual Internet was with my Tandy 4000 386SX computer in the early 90's. I still had to connect by modem, but I am pretty sure we were up to at least 2400 baud! The city where I lived provided FREE Internet service, but it was all command-line based. If you wanted a GUI connection, that was something like $10 a month!
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Shhhhh you don't want to show your age.

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For me it was a very long time ago like in the 90's when netscape navigator was the big cheese of the browsers. And believe it or not it was looking to learn about HTML. I know when I was in school back then I was mad keen into playing with raw HTML code. And I was pretty good at it.

But then HTML 2, 3 and 4 came along with all the new codes and syntax and I never kept up and now I doubt I could make a website from the raw code anymore. Mind you with iweb/dreamweaver I would not want to.

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Do the old Bulletin Boards count? or the internet as we know it today?
If that's the case, my first "online" experience was on a local BBS called "TUSK" at 2400baud, back in '92.

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I can't remember the specific instance but I do remember my elementary school getting it for the first time. Only three computers had it and you had to get scheduled in to use it. I believe it was closely monitored and it was strictly for research purposes.

At home, I remember early experiences with using it. In particular, I remember trying to build a website with GeoCities (a part of my nostalgia died when Yahoo closed down GeoCities).

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First time I used the internet, getting online took about ten minutes. 1 minute to dial the number, 9 minutes to load the home page (Google). I won't mention that this was on a Compaq that weighed about 10 pounds, and didn't run Windows 98 too well. Oops, I just did.

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If we're talking first time with Internet including BBS..then it was back in '91..with a few local ones "Q-Continuum", "Bits N Bytes" stick out in my memory..and then '93 when I had my own BBS for a couple of years..progressing through the 2400 bps modem to 33.6K baby..

With my own BBS that got me involved with FIDOnet..I use PCBoard as the software (for anyone that knows/cares.. )

I used to use a lot of Gopher, Telnet and FTP for a lot of "Demo" files..music and other things..quite fun..my father used to work for BBN back, so I was exposed to Unix/Xenix very early..

First browser I used was Mosaic in college and used Altavista and Yahoo for search engines..

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Hmm, first time was in 2002, because I had no computer until then. First thing I did was go to a DVD sales site and buy stuff!

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Mid 90's at a friend's house. He had AOL (I was jealous). We lurked on a few chat rooms and looked at profiles to meet girls. I met some one who became one of my closest friends that night. She turned out to be too young for me but we became friends. I traveled 3 states to visit her and her family several times. They are like my 2nd family now. Back when it was safer to meet people from online. I would NEVER do it now!

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Okay, I remember this vividly. Back in... 2006? A friend gave us a Dell Dimension 8100... Used it for a couple months to play disk games, then we wanted to get online. We got GWI Dial-Up. The first thing I did was type in Nick.com "Had been burned into my brain from years of commercials" and what's the first thing I see? (Warning: This site requires Service Pack 2 to be installed to view content) (Click here to download service pack 2) I click it and Microsoft doesn't have the download available anymore? I worked for years to try to get that computer to at least load a web page... Never happened. Finally about 4 months ago, I traded it towards my iBook. Never again will I own a PC.
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Wow the days of 56k and the sound of dial up. >_>" Used it for mostly chatting on Yahoo.

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