What was internet like in the 90s? Posted on May 23, 2023 by Anonymous What was internet like in the 90s?
presumably a lot better.
Comfier but slow as shit for media content
anyone could make their own website in minutes, with quality content
You still can.
No, it is much harder now.
lol no, you can pretty much do it the same way it worked back then, nobody is stopping you from writing raw html
Back then you were actually "surfing the web" in stead of doom-scrolling it
No I wasn't, I was loading up the websites I wanted to read then cutting the connection and reading them while offline. Then if I wanted to open other tabs I would connect again, load them and disconnect. Dial up was expensive for me I could only spend so much time online, I was paying per second.
I remember doing this too, even had a spreadsheet to record the times in case my dial-up or phone-supplier tried to fuck me on rates (they did, a real scummy so-called business company tried to screw me over for £800+ once, they didn't realize I was autistic as fuck)
Later I actually wrote a script to intercept pages and replace images with a click-loader to save even more bandwidth.
I tried caching some regular files used on some websites with it so it would redirect to my computer, but it was too much of a hassle so I gave up after a while, browsers were shitty and webdevs even shittier (which hasn't changed one bit)
Shit like header images, silly fonts and gifs, media files, etc.
It was fairly difficult to set up and actually use (comparatively, to today at least) so it naturally had an IQ filter. 100% dorks and that's how it should have stayed.
I loved this film.
Also it was very very slow. Painfully slow. Can go make a cup of tea and come back slow.
Finding weird unique websites was regularly word of mouth, which you might view as a good or bad thing.
Web rings ruled any general hobby, whole hosts of sites linking to each other.
People were still massive cunts to each other.
some sites are still around. the 90s is when you had autistic nerds making super esoteric sites about things they liked,
It was not "hey guys take a look at this funny link ha ha." It was is not Facebook's whiteknighting. It was not Reddit, Tumblr or 9gag.com. It was a place for people to be monsters. Disturbing, cold, heedless monsters that they really were. Tsunami killed people in Asia and we laughed. Psychotic emo fulfilled her sick desires with her cat and we laughed. A man raped his grandchildren, we laughed and demanded more. Suicide, foul play, genocide- we laughed. Racism, sexism, discrimination, xenophobia, rape and unfounded wrath- we laughed.
We were cruel; we did not forgive; we did not forget; we were the real face of the internet.
>we wuz leejun n shiet
imageboards are still like that, though.
What I really liked about early 2000s internet was the amount of clueless people. I pretended that I'm a woman in every chat I had and the boomers had absolutely no idea.
That, and building your own websites.
>pick up the phone while using internet
>picked the phone up right in the middle of a page loading
>it missed out half the useful information, forcing you to refresh it and wait even longer, costing even more money
Kids will never know this pain. Thankfully.
back then you could find actual info on a topic, nowadays what we find is the saddest travesty that you can't even call info
You can literally ask and discuss anything with a Turing-complete bot nowadays
the bot is mentally retarded though
try not being poor
it's slightly less retarded but still retarded
My first month with ChatGPT Plus and it's awesome. Can't wait till the iPhone app is available in my Europoor country.
That's not what turing complete means
I didn't mean what you think I meant
You were waiting for your connection for a page to load, not for the page to load the ton of shit it does now.
It was so fast, lightweight and easy to find what you were looking for.
Alright because there were very few normies yet, but BBS was better.
Nobody actually used it until 1998
i mostly went in chatrooms and jacked my little dick talking to bored 30/40 housewives
it was a golden age
The dark web. But easier to find shit.
there was a page about my dog that had pictures of my dog on it. there were also animated gifs of cartoon dogs. it was very nice. you really missed out.