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Let's have a nostalgia thread and reminisce over the golden age of the internet 1993-2010 also post old a regular pornsite memes and screenshots RIP the real internet 1983-2012

Note if you're born after the late 90s with the exception of some people 2000 at the latest you are too young to remember the old internet and do not belong in this thread if you're born in 2005 GTFO.


What kind of stuff should be posted in this thread? I have some things saved up for the index surfing thread but the interest spheres somewhat overlap.


I was born in 2000, pretty sad since i had very restricted access to the internet. everything i remember doing on the internet is coolmathgames, pirate of the caribbean online, toontown, the toonzai website, 4kids, the pokemon website, thats pretty much it. (shidty flash games and such) only later around 2014 is when i found a regular pornsite and i had this strong feeling that i "missed everything" but hey, it was fun playing games on those sites, and i pretty much sticked to vidya like halo 3 or whatever.


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always makes me feel old. Forums in the mid 2000s


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TempleOS was pretty neat, I remember having it on a spare computer I had.



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If you don't remember the Portal of Evil, you don't remember the internet.


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If you don't remember threebrain, you don't remember teh internetz



if you haven't shoop da whoop'ed then you aren't internet


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Retrogaming community nostalgia anyone?
This isn't particularly meme-y but I wanna post this flash from back in the DOOM community days.
In terms of Youtube stuff I watched back in 2010 it was LGR, Classic Game Room, spida1a and a lot of others.


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Fucking LOL.


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Old a regular pornsite.


Kill her, wear her skin, then kill her skin

and trim that scraggly beard


ooh, do youtube videos count? perhaps we could find classic videos and music.




Just found about old lain websites
Here's something funny I found: http://clubcyberia.tripod.com/lainzip.html
Lain teaches you how to create zip files!


this is hilarious, i love the shidty screenshots and the mspaint thought balloons


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Here is a screenshot of a regular pornsite from around 2008.


Windows XP, MSN. nice. Though Firefox seems more 2008-core than Internet Explorer.


>Firefox seems more 2008-core than Internet Explorer.

From what i remember during the second browser war Safari and FireFox both had a decently sized user base and IE was loosing popularity after 2004 however IE still remained as the default browser to access the internet on Windows and even though it was loosing popularity it still continued to have a decently sized user base up until Chrome came along it took awhile for some people to switch over completely heck when i was in college in the early 2010s i was using both IE and Chrome at the same time and i only just stopped using it completely as recently as 7 years ago.


I stopped using Internet Explorer as my main browser sometime in 2016/17


i'm suprised SomethingAwful is still alive and kicking


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Kind of the same here. Born in 1999, my dad didn't consider me "old enough" for the internet until I was 11 in 2010. Earliest stuff I remember is watching smosh stuff with my brother. When I see threads like this and people talking about the older internet in general I feel like I missed out on a lot since for as long as I remember there was big sites that "mattered" more than others like YouTube. I kind of wish I could have experienced finding an active but small forum/community commonly like I've heard people mention but hey, it is what it is. Social media and gaystation and stuff is very dull and hivemind-y but you can still have fun as it is.


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GUYS! i found a gold mine of old 4chan posts! all from 2005, and some mixed content like the old futaba theme, javascript, and some ads.

You rolled the number 778289950 (no dubs or higher)


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this sorta overlaps with the index surfing thread but I thought it would be more appropriate here



You rolled the number 943743516 (no dubs or higher)


thats such a cool mp3 player, i didnt even see it until i looked hard enough


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>a regular pornsite is what you make of it


Nobody said you could talk


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those css haxs is pure win


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old youtube


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so much win in one pic


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JavaScript should be illegal.


Wiby is a search engine for old-fashioned and classic websites.



Back when Youtube was good.


:) suprised this site's still up since 2004

You rolled the number 618597862 (no dubs or higher)


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2002fag here. Started using the internet in 2007. My dad introduced it to me at an early age. He was really into the internet and computer games at that time. My dad started using it in the 90s. He showed me a bunch of cool sites, but the thing that really caught my attention was flash games and flash videos. A lot of the flash stuff was really offensive (considering my age at the time). Some flash games I played at the time were Swords and sandals 2, Adventures quest, Age of war, Stick war, boxhead, etc.
In about 2010 I discovered Smosh, their Pokemon irl videos. I also learned how to IllegalyDownload.jpg, so I thought to myself "What should I download?". I remember watching some cool show on TV that I wanted to watch. I didn't know the name of the show, so I looked it up on a forum. I told them about the episode I watched and found out the show was called south park. I downloaded some episodes and I really got into the show.
I often got bullied on forums, because people noticed I was underaged at the time. I'm finally 18 and can post to these forums without breaking the rules. I think I discovered a regular pornsite in like 2014. I lurked for like 2 years, and then started spamming /pol/ with my edgy cool memes. Now I'm here on 22chan to try and go back to what I enjoyed about the earlier days on the internet. I still find it a little sad I never got to experience the 90s and beginning of 00s internet.




Smosh fucking sucked. Along with Fred, they're 2 of the things I DON'T miss about the 2000s.


Oh god i had forgot about fred
I had cast that memory away deep in my mind and tried to forget untill i just read that post
What happened to him?


Is that all you remember from the 2000s?


>Smosh fucking sucked
Well, I don't really enjoy watching them nowadays, but back then I was just a kid.


I did too. I probably will still chuckle at their videos out of nostalgia, not because they are good.


so the last video fred made was around 5 years ago, and i guess he was playing around with the "reaction" format
good night sweet prince
jk lol


>a regular pornsite
This is a wordfilter for a regular pornsite, isn't it?


It is


The reaction format is probably even worst than what he was doing before. At least his old videos required more effort. Now his videos are a dime in dozen. How can someone sink so low in quality?


He was youtube famous as a kid, and that was his character. as he grew older, his fame left him, and his youth so therefore he had to move to then popular formats to try to go back to his glory days. Or at least that's what i assume.
Also boxxy is now a ugly feminist.
quite sad.


>Also boxxy is now a ugly feminist.


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browsing just the way god intented.


i see you are also using futaba
this man walks the righteous path


That is a nice way of browsing 22chan! The new computer stuff is nice, but it is very bland.


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You're too young to remember most of the old internet and you didn't see the old internet before 2007 you only used it during its few final years also 2014 is not old internet that is modern day social media the old internet died after early 2010 and your generation grew up with smartphones and social media you were too young to engage in popular culture and probably didn't have a flip phone back in 2007 either.

Sorry but it is just the truth anyone born after 1999 is too young to remember the old internet the older zoomers were the last generation to actually experience the old internet.

Seriously though why is almost everyone on this site a kid? You guys don't even remember the old internet culture.


The people who are come and go, at least no one is pretending to be kkkewl hip le old internet users and pretended that they somehow used AOL on some mac computer to be some internet celeb. If you have, good for you and you should totally talk about the time you had, share some funny stories or whatever.


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I was born in 2000 and started browsing the interweb around 2006
think I may have found a regular pornsite a while later, I was always a lonerfag so it really felt like home, a place where people actually acted in earnest.
and now here I am hoping that if I look long enough I might find something like that again while reminiscing with a bunch of other fags over the internet that was.

god how did it all go so wrong so fast.


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My first experience with the internet was in 2002 or '03. Me and my family was at some fren's place and there was a computer, one of the older kids showed me some kewl sites, I remember one was like a browser game about crime and he was complaining how his character hadn't been released from jail yet. After that small tour of the online I played some gta vice city. I didn't have access to any computer often after that, so my solid return to the interwebz only happened almost a decade later. Pic related might very well have been the crime game I saw back then.


>god how did it all go so wrong so fast.
The iPhone happened. It made social media accessible to even the dumbest of normalfags. They have flooded the internet and have ruined everything.


yeah, from what i read ypu actually had to be technically oriented in order to even use a computer and get access to those old usenet newsgroups


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My first experience was I think some time in 1999. A fren who was a few years older than me told me that he had found cheat codes for pic related on the internet. He told me a couple of them, but I had forgotten them by the time I had got home, so I asked my mom to help me find them on the internet. I searched for something like "star wars rouge squadron cheat codes". (I think this might have been before Google was really known, so it was probably AltaVista that we had used.) I clicked on one of the first links and there was an animated gif of a marijuana leaf on the page, and my mom started freaking out yelling about how drugs are bad and that I should never do them. I didn't even know what marijuana was at the time and didn't understand what the hell she was even talking about. She didn't let me use the internet again for a couple years after that.


That's pretty funny, thanks for sharing anon


I shall play you the song of my people

You rolled the number 53201067 (no dubs or higher)


I'm 28, born in 2002
>the old internet
I remember watching youtube when I was younger and seeing the site grow.
And playing shidty browser games and angry birdson an lg mobile phone.
Can't remember much, I think I started browsing the internet in around 2009-2012.
And looking at lewd ish animu characters to porn around 2011-14.
That's about it.


Not 28 lmao


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If you weren't around for Numa Numa, you didn't really see the site grow.



You're too young to remember the old internet the old internet is 1989-Early 2010





If you were born after the late 90s you're too young to remember the old internet.

People born in 2002 were too young to use Myspace when it was popular and by the time they started using YouTube it wasn't cool anymore and had already gone downhill.

Like i said before why is almost everyone on this site a kid? You guys don't even remember 90s and 2000s culture.


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nice plebbit spacing, nigger


There is no double spacing so therefore it is not plebbit spacing, it's more like what
>>9565 -san posted, pic related which is much older, but still annoying.


Back when they used to be a flash player


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Oh then i'm quite retarded, its the same thing!



I don't use plebbit.


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In all seriousness, why does plebbit work like that? Is there an actual reason?
It seems like a really shidty design.


Yeah, unintuitive and doesn't make too much sense. I guess it has something to do with them wanting to treat newlines as "paragraphs"


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I don't believe one can put a set date on when the Internet was kill. I guess the corporate takeover started around 2007, but it was gradual. Perhaps by 2013 most of what was good was sucked into the void, but even then, you can't put an exact date on it.

Perhaps it's nostalgia for each one of us to set a date, perhaps we lost a lot in our lives and ascribe what we lost to the world changing if that makes sense.

Pic related. Old computer site I went on a lot back then. Perhaps the internet seemed so large then, but sadly everything congealed into what we have today, only 4-5 sites you'd frequent. It was a strange time to say the least. Well, the internet will never die. We will still have small sites, who won't submit to the tyranny, like here, as long as the Internet survives.

I know this is a dumb thought, but what if anthropologists, historians, linguistics, etc 3000 years from now look back at these old sites from the 2000s? How will the internet even be by then? It puts into perspective how small we all are I guess.


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>Perhaps the internet seemed so large then, but sadly everything congealed into what we have today, only 4-5 sites you'd frequent.
Pic related.
Lately, I've been deliberately avoiding large websites, going to smaller sites, and checking different sites every day instead of the same old stuff.


>I don't believe one can put a set date on when the Internet was kill.

Ok zoomer.




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That isn't what normalfag means being a normalfag has to do with your success and social status in life. Anyway like i have pointed out before it seems most of the people posting on here are kids born in 2000-onward so like i said before you weren't old enough to experience the old internet and most of you weren't even born yet either so just fuck off you don't remember it at all you weren't there you don't know how good it was back in the day sure some things are better left in the past but it was overall better. It pisses me off that websites like this are so heavily based around the nostalgia of old internet culture yet the people who post on websites like this aren't even old enough to remember this shid. b--but I'm a 2000s kid i was born in 2005 fuck off and STFU real 2000s kids actually remember the old internet and events like 9/11 which you kids do not so from someone who grew up with the old internet and grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s i say GTFO zoomers.


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> I guess the corporate takeover started around 2007,

Yes the corporate takeover started around 2006/2007 but it was actually 2009/2010 when the decline started and by 2012 everything went to shid.

Although the iPhone was introduced in 2007, for a few years it was seen as a novelty given its outrageous price at the time. The Android was introduced not long after, but it wasn’t really until 2009 2010 that smartphones took off and started becoming common. Smartphones became popular around 2012 before that it was mostly common for people to just have a regular dumb phone and most people still had to use a desktop PC to access the internet back then because the internet on dumb phones was absolute shid. In 2008 the use of smartphones were less than 10% and dumb phones were around 70%. Dumb phones stayed around 70% up till 2010. In 2011 the percentage did start to go down and smartphones just started to go up but dumb phones were still the most common. 2012 was when smartphones took its place in being used more. After 2012 dumb phones were not common at all anymore. What's crazy is that it wasn't that long ago but a lot of people act like it was. In 2009 or 2010 you didn't see a lot of people walking around with smartphones and you would have never really seen 11 year olds watching YouTube on iphones. If you had a smartphone prior to the early 2010s you were probably rich a spoiled kid or someone who was an important person with high social status.

Regarding social media back then it wasn't called social media it was called social networking the internet at that time meant something completely different it was about expressing yourself having fun and making new frens and while i do miss Myspace i will admit it did plant the seeds for what would later become social media. In 2007/2008 most people used both Myspace and Facebook but preferred Myspace because of profile customization. It wasn't until mid 2010 when they got rid of it that people left Myspace for Facebook completely and twotter and Tumblr may have came out at the time but they didn't go mainstream and take off until the early 2010s.

The 2005-2008 era was the last good era of the internet and the last era where there was actually a disconnect between the internet and real life and you could actually log off the internet completely. When smartphones started becoming more common and affordable around 2009/2010 that was when everything started going downhill and people who didn't know how to use a computer now had access to the internet and by 2012 the old internet was dead.


I was born in the early 2010s and I clearly remember that the internet was a lot better back in 2015!
[spoiler]Jokes aside, I think that even people who never experienced how it was like being in that time can be fascinated by the old internet, and so be kinda proud of the few remaining things they got to witness themselves[/spoiler]


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at 22chan, normalfags are more of a "all encompassing" thing. normalfag lingo, memes, success and social status. all heavily discouraged and b&. yeah i guess there is the issue of this thread where it say's
> Note if you're born after the late 90s with the exception of some people 2000 at the latest you are too young to remember the old internet and do not belong in this thread if you're born in 2005 GTFO.
and yet people who havent really actually experienced old internet culture are posting. if you feel like thats an issue, go to >>>/sg/
most people really do like it though and they really wished to have been apart of it, so they just read lurkmoar or comb through archives to at least apprecate it.
> websites like this are so heavily based around the nostalgia of old internet culture
not really the point of 22chan, although it is a topic that's popular. also late 90's and early 2000's cartoons.

You rolled the number 702973403 (no dubs or higher)


>>9881 Also blame phoneposting. There's a function for the digital keyboard that does that automatically.


I don't get it. What's wrong with my post?
There will always be good stuff on the internet. Sure, nowadays it's harder to come by, but to me... the internet will never truly die.

Culture changes, the world withers, but there will always be beauty to find. Just look at this site.


Found another cache of old a regular pornsite screenshots from internet archive.


Here's a bunch of a regular pornsite archived threads from 2006-2008.
It's seems to be all /a/, as I haven't found any other boards in the little I've looked through. There also don't seem to be any images, either, just text.


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I started using the internet around 2003, I was 13 yo at that time. The first two things I typed into search bar were "Sonic the hedgehog" and "hentai" lol. Literally two things that interested me most at the time (and probably still do).

Do you remember what is the first thing you've searched on web when you got online?


Old computers.


lol it was actually "fluffy cats"


Slides from a 2010 MIT presentation about a regular pornsite and anonymity https://archive.org/details/slideplayer-2760618
god imagine being that guy lol


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Google in 1998.


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shidding since 09', still waiting for delivery


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Yahoo Answers is going to be shut down on may 4.
the end of an era

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