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Old 01-24-2015, 08:39 AM
Location: sumter
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Originally Posted by DinsdalePirahna View Post
Earthlink, AOL and Compuserve were the ISPs of choice. Seemed like you couldn't get away from one of their install CDs falling from every magazine and piece of junk Mail.

Dial up modems. Most homes had only oneline, and cell phones were still only for the "notice-me-dammit" types. So the phone line was always tied up.

Lots of crappy looking websites. Lots of Animated gifs
256 Color pallette

Wild west mentality, anything goes.

No Google, Yahoo was the primary search engine, along with Lyco and AltaVista.

Netscape vs Explorer
That's true, but I believe there was also a search site called Northern Light. I used it all the time back then. But, over the years as new competition came on line like google, that site change into something other than a search engine.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The internet back in '95 was mostly text-based, but I absolutely loved it! I considered the 90's the old "Wild Wild West" days of the World Wide Web. I would probably liken it to being a virtual library. Nowadays, it seems to be more like a virtual mall.
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