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Elders Of Cyberspace Reminisce About The Early Internet Days

Depending on the generation you belong to, the way you think about the internet might significantly differ from someone much older or younger than you. One (presumably young) redditor asked the 'elders' of Reddit to explain the meaning of slang from the early internet days of yore. Not only did veterans of the net get into archaic terminology, they reminisced about messenger platforms like AIM and ICQ, illegally downloading songs, emoticons, forums and funny chat room dynamics. You can't help but detect a tinge of wistfulness in each response, even when one redditor recounts the traumatic experience of seeing 'goatse' for the first time. Keep scrolling for some amusing highlights from the thread. 

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The world has been warning of the dangers of the internet for years - and Black Mirror has basically made a killing doing the same. While we don't believe the internet is a benign force, this AOL advertisement from the early 2000's really hammers the whole "internet is bad" thing into viewers. Which is weird, because...AOL? 

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18 Memes & Pics That'll Trigger All You 90's Kids

We're so glad technology has come as far as it has. Waiting a day to download an album or a movie sounds like sheer torture.

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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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HISTORY those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.