[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Click for more| Home]

What was your favorite Internet time period? How is it compared

This is a blue board which means that it's for everybody (Safe For Work content only). If you see any adult content, please report it.

Thread replies: 223
Thread images: 29

File: 1413326048276.png (476KB, 472x472px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1413326048276.png
476KB, 472x472px
What was your favorite Internet time period?

How is it compared to now?
>>
I miss the 2000s.
>>
>>44804294
I just realized we're in the 10's
>>
>>44804249
2000 - 2005
I think it really died in 2008, not sure what happened then but everything was just so shit ever since.
>>
>>44804311
Social Media
>>
post-crash 2000's > early 90's > late '90's/early 2000's > late 2000's > 2010's
>>
>>44804332
this guy knows what's up.
>>
File: 1413849920465.jpg (158KB, 971x1200px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1413849920465.jpg
158KB, 971x1200px
When a PHPBB forum was considered fancy and high end.
When people actually used them.
>>
>>44804364
>PHP
>>
>tfw searching hussyfan on limewire
>>
>>44804249
2003-2007
>>
>>44804364
phpBB, punBB, myBB.... those were the days.
>>
>>44804311
Well, the household usage jumped from ~8% to 70+% in my country during 2007.

I guess that happened in many other places in in the world during 2005-2008.
>>
early 00s. everybody was on IRC or MSN when you wanted to chat in the evenings, you could sign off and nobody would fucking bother you. phone calls had meaning (call a girl, she knew you went to some effort), now proportionally I've had more phone calls telling me relatives have died in the last 6 months than anything else. didn't feel compelled to carry around this super spying device in my pocket all day. the scene was actually something awesome and mysterious rather than a bunch of russians distributing malware. any earlier and you're into shit tier dialup time, and nobody enjoyed that.
>>
>>44804332
Agreed completely.
>>
1998-2004/5 i'd say, but i prefer the speed of today
>>
>>44804427
Right here, this guy gets it
>>
>>44804249
now
it's the same I guess
>>
>>44804249
>What was your favorite Internet time period?
The future
>How is it compared to now?
Awesome. I'm currently downloading (yes downloading) a youtube vid at 300Kb/s because my 2Mb/s connection is apparently too shitty to play it off the browser.
>>
Around 2005 - 2006. Upgrading from dial up to DSL was incredible and it was in that golden years before websites started going to shit.
>>
>>44804364
Those were good days, the days of Napster were the best for me.
>>
I miss Internet without all this social shit. Without women and kids.
>>
>>44804655
>eternal September
pretty sure you came to /g/ around September as well :^^)
>>
>>44804655
Even the social shit wasn't as intrusive as it is a couple years back. It was mainly children sticking to websites like myspace.
>>
>>44804617
I took you until 2005 to upgrade from dial-up? Shit, I thought I was slow for making the leap in 2003.
>>
File: EMule.jpg (17KB, 345x176px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
EMule.jpg
17KB, 345x176px
>>
>>44804680
I got broadband (if you call 512Mb/s 2GB cap broadband) in 2007
>>
Shit, I miss rating notepad tutorials and pvp videos with "let the bodies hit the floor" 5 stars
>>
>>44804392
They were simpler times anon. Thing like phpmyadmin were considered cool as fuck
>>
>>44804680
Well man, now consider that in 2008 I still had dialup
>>
>>44804680
I honestly don't remember. I recall it being around that time period. Possibly a couple years earlier.
>>
>>44804699
>>44804727
How did you even browse the Internet by that point, considering how web developers had pretty much thrown efficiency to the wind by then? That must have been awful.
>>
>>44804493
Speed since 2004 feels to have gone down if anything. I went from 1 to 180 Mbps but all this Js shit and 30 different sources makes it slower.
>>
Only the occasional "dark web" stuff gives you that sense of mystery and wonder again.
>>
>>44804413
ahahahahaha [email protected]
>>
>>44804720
>implying they don't still make those
>>
>>44804773
yup, it was a shit, for downloading +100mb files, I had to wake up like at 6am so it would finish at 10-11am

browsing internet I didn't remember too much, I got used to the slow connection

>>44804802
I don't know, but sometimes I search for old old stuff like bbs,it feels great finding one
>>
>>44804720
>Rating videos
>Not downloading PKvid13.wmv from Filefront
Too new for me.
>>
File: 1257374903642.jpg (867KB, 1600x1327px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1257374903642.jpg
867KB, 1600x1327px
mid 90s- early 2000s was the best. internet is just dead now. back then it was an age of discovery and creation. it was just you and your bros making cool shit, discovering new shit, kind of like a bunch of sailors exploring the uncharted world on a new ship. the new internet is kinda like living in a modern city. all the fags are here now, all the women are here now, all the jews and corporations are here now, everyones trying to screw each other, theres nothing new to create or to discover, attention whores everywhere. its degenerate, its selfish, and its a waste of time.

i feel bad for anyone who did not get to experience the internet back then. it was truly a new age of exploration and discovery, albeit a short one, that only happens at rare points throughout history.
>>
>>44804882
>oh you

if anyone's interested, south Americans are keeping the ares p2p going.
>>
>>44804413
The existence of shit like Limewire and what was on it was evidence of the gubermint not monitoring all internet traffic. Sure was a better time.
>>
>>44804364
Is SICP just an ebin maymay or is it actually worth reading? Or is there something better to read?
>>
maybe between 2005 and 2010

12chan was active, and during those times normal fags were contained in few major websites, there was no twitter, no cloud, social networking wasnt anything major
>>
>>44804249
2003-2004 first started watching porn
>>
>>44804877
Do you think we were just younger then? I still get those same kind of feels today, and there was never any shortage of retards or advertising.

I do miss how "punk rock" everything used to be though, shitty banners, bad cartoons, even the professional sites had that lo-fi "I could do that" feeling. That's probably just nostalgia.

Although, and this might be related to the age thing, it feels to me like the internet has gotten way more serious lately, there are fewer pranks and stuff and they'll never be another Chris-Chan. I miss places like TOTSE most of all, you know the pre-channer net shitheads.
>>
File: trez_z_details.jpg (28KB, 340x350px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
trez_z_details.jpg
28KB, 340x350px
>>44804877
Those feels anon... I even used to host a sig forum with this skin in phpbb. It got quite popular. Then came social media and broke our dreams.
>>
File: 1408942936939.gif (3MB, 480x270px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1408942936939.gif
3MB, 480x270px
>>44805051
>not downloading the freebies off playboy.com over 33.6k AOL dialup in the 90's
Fucking pleb.
>>
1995 America Online chatrooms

Cunt Punter, etc etc

drop.wav
>>
>>44804326
Social media ruined communication for me. It used to be enjoyable to talk to others over instant messaging without having ads shoved in my face. It's not like you can make a profile and then use it as a messenger either because you need to connect to people you know in order for that to be a fruitful endeavor. You'll have to get profile information up so you can be identified as opposed to just saying, "Here's my screen name. Add me to your Buddy list." It's all or nothing with these networks now.

I miss my budding internet.
>>
>>44805040
I own it, it's a very good book.
Having an interest in LISPs/math helps as well. There is a series of videos on youtube as well of the class that used this book. They are great.
>>
I feel bad for those that never experienced this
>>
>>44805144
broadcast chat 1 & 2. this was fall '96 however.
>>
>>44804442
I agree. Until 2006-2007 was the best time. After normalfags joined in with their social media the Internet became a avery commercialized place. Pre-youtube, pre-facebook, pre-myspace. I hate it nowadays. I hate carrying my smartphone, I hate being always on. Can I escape it? No, not without losing pretty much all my social contacts. Why? Because people expect you to be always reachable today. As a teen I didn't have a mobile. It was great. People actually valued appointments and were on time. Yes, the Internet is a great thing but every good technology has a dark side to it. (Not toasters, toasters running linux are great.)
>>
What was so great about the early 90s?
>>
I fucking miss MSN messenger
>>
>>44805204

God this truly was the heyday of the inernet
>>
>>44805204
>those usernames
now all of that shit is illegal and can get you arrested
>>
>>44805319
>living in the UK
>>
>>44805325
>this is only relevant to UK

Didn't a dude in Texas get arrested because he posted lyrics to a Cannibal Corpse song?
>>
FF7 > FF6
Other SNES FF > FF6
Just sayin'.
>>
File: 1383546406354.png (200KB, 680x637px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1383546406354.png
200KB, 680x637px
>>44805190
>>
>>44805243
>toasters running linux
underrated post
>>
>>44804309
not too long until the 20s
>>
>>44805483
shut the fuck up
>>
Is the personal forum you and your friends had still up?
>>
>>44805097
The thing is that the internet isn't "gated" anymore. If something like a new chris-chan happened today, you would have tons of writers in sites like gezebel and gawker causing a shitstorm over it. As soon as something gains an audience, a subreddit for it gets cerated and it gets their attention. While something like a new chris-chan never happening, is, thinking objectively, a good thing(Even if those who were there when it first happened will kind of miss that sort of stuff), I think the fact that the internet is so, um, "hiveminded" nowadays stifles creativity and innovation, no longer is it possible to build from the ground up a community for any projects or creations. I really could go on and on about this, but it comes down to twitter and reddit becoming hubs for fandoms and creators, the interconnectivity of those sites prevents the c reation or more unique or niche communities since they are so bombarded with advertising for big companies that smaller player have a way harder time getting attention. Honestly i kinda get people like SJWs and their supposedly polar opposites, guys like the creators of that game "Hatred". It seems like a shitstorm is the only way to gain any attention nowadays.
>>
So many barely nostalgiafags ITT.

I'll never understand why millennials are so nostalgic for such a shit period in history.
>>
>>44805505

in less than two months we will be closer to 2020 than 2010

in less than two years, Obama's presidency will be over, and teenagers who were in fifth grade when he was elected will be allowed to vote

in less than five years, kids who grew up with cellphones as their primary computing/communication device will be in highschool and college

in less than ten years, you will be ordering big macs from kids who were born after 9/11
>>
>>44805527
No I shut it down
>>
>>44805576
Well we don't exactly knew the 20th centruy well enough to feel nostalgic over it, and the recession seemed to cover every aspect of life with a thin veil of shit.
>>
File: 1339713648842.jpg (512KB, 1000x750px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1339713648842.jpg
512KB, 1000x750px
>>44805545
>Like this post on Facebook
>Share this post on Twitter
>Share this post on Reddit
>>
>>44805609

per-recession 2000s are nostalgia for twentysomethings now

in a few years, the obama years will be nostalgia for current middle schoolers
>>
>>44804249
>>
>>44805545

>I think the fact that the internet is so, um, "hiveminded" nowadays stifles creativity and innovation, no longer is it possible to build from the ground up a community for any projects or creations. I really could go on and on about this, but it comes down to twitter and reddit becoming hubs for fandoms and creators, the interconnectivity of those sites prevents the c reation or more unique or niche communities since they are so bombarded with advertising for big companies that smaller player have a way harder time getting attention.

this is wrong though

if you care about "making a community", you will always start from you and a small group of dedicated friends and build from there

plebbit/twitter exist for the mob, if your shit gets popular enough of course you will have le subreddits and the like but assuming what you're making is unique then people aren't going to go to reddit for it
>>
>>44804720
10/10
>>
>>44805658
Yep. Also, the advertising on those platforms. Seriously, I swear ads on the internet have communities way worse. i mean, there have always been ads, but they used to be banner and pop-ups. Nowadays companies have gotten smarter, they do stuff like "sponsored content" and hire community managers to guide discourse in social media. I remember the early "gamer" community, it was a much more creative place that the dumb, raging fanboys that we have today. Stuff like datamining, modding (specially without dedicated modding tools or even of n64 games and other crazy stuff) and fangames were very popular. Now we have hype wars and gamergate. Seriously, I might have rose colored glasses for many things, but that's one conccrete aspect of the internet that has objectively gone to shit.

>>44805662
It's the cycle of life man. You can't be nostalgic for stuff you never knew, and life changes and problems you never expected come up. it's hard for everyone not to feel nostalgic at some points of their lives.
>>
>>44805766

> it was a much more creative place that the dumb, raging fanboys that we have today

you're clearly not old enough to remember sega fanboys

consoleplebs gonna consolepleb, they always will until the whole thing falls apart
>>
File: 1409953125622.gif (2MB, 200x198px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1409953125622.gif
2MB, 200x198px
>>44805766

>. I remember the early "gamer" community, it was a much more creative place that the dumb, raging fanboys that we have today.

I almost spat out my drink

you are seriously deluded if you think his

>Stuff like datamining, modding (specially without dedicated modding tools or even of n64 games and other crazy stuff) and fangames were very popular

all of this still exists, especially with bethesda games or source mods

>Now we have hype wars and gamergate.

just like we did with the ps1, ps2, gamecube, wii, 360 etc. launches

and gamersgate is just /v/ getting assmad over a camwhore, it's literally 2007 all over again
>>
>>44804392
what's wrong with php?
>>
>>44805266
take it from a guy who owed the phone conpany nearly a grand in the mid to late 90's ....those were magical times. things are infinitely better now however.
>>
>>44805766
I just don't understand nostalgia. It's a feeling I get from certain songs, but not something I experience often. I've spent my life waiting for tomorrow, and in a sense I still am. The type of technology we have now is stuff I dreamed about my whole life. I'm not about to plant myself in a rocking chair and blow smoke up your ass about how great AOL was.
>>
>>44805864

that's probably because you actually have a life

for people who don't, they will constantly whine about how the internet was so good and amazing before the eternal septemeber
>>
>>44805864
agreed. it was an awsome time but things are better now. i imagined/hoped for what i am enjoying now.
>>
>>44805863
Well I posted that with the thread topic in mind, not necessarily about the experience of living. Don't really get what was good about early 90s internet.
>>
>>44805933

>Don't really get what was good about early 90s internet.

it was something literally nobody did, so if you could connect to it you considered yourself hot shit

the one thing I do miss though is not being able to dial into BBSes over a payphone, but then again every store has wifi now
>>
>>44804249
1995 to like 2006ish was the best.

>SA was funny
>NG was a haven for OC
>albino blacksheep was basically NG lite
>YTMND
>Flash animation everywhere and it was good (for videos not in your fucking website)
>Flash games were fun
>memes were good
>everything was good
>>
>>44805695
I would be old enough to remember them, but sega was never a thing in my country and by the time I felt confident enough in my english to participate in english language communities, it wasn't a thing anywhere.

>>44805848
It does very much still exist, but it was more prevalent back in the day. There were fewer people on the internet and big companies didn't provide their own content for it, there was undeniably more creativity among users. It's really the natural result of the internet going from a hobbyist medium to bigger than printed press. I'm not complaining about the current internet, it's really a way better place for learning and communicating nowadays, it's just that it has lost its "secret club" atmosphere, you know?

>>44805864
I also look forward to the future, really my childhood was kind of shitty, I had a screwed up family life that caused me problems everywhere, things are way better now. just like you sometimes feel nostalgia for certain songs, I feel nostalgia for certain websites and communities, which were really kind of a shelter from said shittiness. But really I think that we're in a kind of transitional phase ATM. With stuff like augmented reality, the fact that vast swathes of the world will gain internet connection in the coming years, i expect that we'll see stuff we couldn't have dreamed of 10 years ago.
>>
>Exploring a new website which won't get filled with 12 year olds with ipads and no share buttons
>no kids with mommys tablet
I wish i could live in another universe
>>
>>44805933
it was the undiscovered country. now it's a cypher wrapped in an enigma encrypted with a 36 character key.
>>
1993

I was still using OS/2, using Telemate and living in the dorms. Was a massive pirate and ran up a $300 phone bill one month when the BBS I thought was local was indeed toll.
>>
welp, this thread just made me depressed
>>
>>44806036

>I would be old enough to remember them, but sega was never a thing in my country and by the time I felt confident enough in my english to participate in english language communities, it wasn't a thing anywhere.

in the US it was a thing and sega fanboys were the fucking worst, but the anal pain that occured when the dreamcast was killed will never be matched

seriously though, you're implying that you're not from a western country so shitposting is a fairly recent thing. Here in the US the internet has been shit since the n64 at least
>>
Pre-social media.
>>
>>44806036

>there was undeniably more creativity among users.

on average yes

however, if you want it now you just have to go to a niche forum. Steam's forums offer nothing in the way of creativity, but Facepunch's or gamebanana's do because that's where devs hang out

>it's just that it has lost its "secret club" atmosphere, you know?

git gud, the net is a big place and there are plenty of secret clubs left. You just need to know where to look
>>
File: yoba2.jpg (12KB, 200x200px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
yoba2.jpg
12KB, 200x200px
>>44806122

stop, the memories of it are coming back

it was when NiGHTS came out and they all ate it up when I realized how fucking cancerous gaming was/is
>>
>>44804249
When 4chan was a thing but 9gag and all these other clickbait sites weren't. I'm okay with reddit existing but I don't use it.
>>
>>44805388
nice bait faggot
>>
Old gen Sega fanboys are still silly obnoxious idiots.

>>44806285
The whole post? Seems fine to me, those who prefer 6 are sort of like what I just said about Sega.
>>
>>44804595
I'm downloading stuff too. My internet is just to shitty to watch anything above 480p fluently. I guess I have about .1.7Mbps
>>
When did this thread become /v/?
>>
>>44806378
My use of internet is pretty much entertainment based, probably nearly all traffic data wise. If you include porn as entertainment too anyway. Hard to exclude something like games from that traffic.
>>
>>44806166
Are there still any places for non-commercial, indie JRPG style games? That's the stuff I was into when I was 14 or so, then my parents punished me without internet for two years and when I came back most of the forums I used to visit were dead or dying and social media was already on the rise.

>>44806378
Porbably when I mentioned in >>44805582
the early "gamer" community as an example of something that I felt was better in earlier days of the internet. Really gaming has been of the most talked about things in the internet since its inception, it's a good example for talking about OP's topic.
>>
>>44804332
pretty much this
>>
>>44804332

How are post-crash 2000's and late 2000's different?
>>
What is defined as nerdy to whippersnappers these days anyway?
>>
File: justine1.jpg (246KB, 1024x768px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
justine1.jpg
246KB, 1024x768px
>>44805204
fun fact about rampage toolz:
it was created by justin tunney, who is now known as justine tunney, a google engineer.

>http://pando.com/2014/07/05/google-engineer-demands-that-generous-powerful-eric-schmidt-be-made-king-of-america/
>>
>>44804249
My favorite internet time period is right now:
>multi-MBps mobile internet
>cheap cloud computing
>rich web apps
>stream HD like it's nothing
>three second load times are considered outrageous

Mid-to-late 90s were rose colored and fun, but I would never want to go back to dialup, 5 MB email quotas, and gamez through lycos ftp search.
>>
WELL, NOT NOW FOR SURE.
Our government has a law proposal which contains Internet tax, which contains you have to pay 0.62 USD for every gigabyte of data traffic (up+down).

WANNA DOWNLOAD A 10 GB STEAM GAME?
6 USD
WANNA WATCH SOME IPTV
999999 USD
>>
>>44808809
Do you live in Airstrip One or someting m8?
>>
File: 1410196574383.jpg (5KB, 225x225px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1410196574383.jpg
5KB, 225x225px
>>44804877
>mfw this post
>>
>>44805107
I remember downloading red alert off someone's ftp at 2kb/s
>>
File: anime.ym0801.jpg (59KB, 500x281px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
anime.ym0801.jpg
59KB, 500x281px
>>44804249
2008-2010
and
December 2013-May 2014

I do not mind now either

we did not get home Internet I could use (not allowed to modem for more than 5-10 minutes with supervision) until 7th grade with borobond
>>
File: 14 piece feel.png (149KB, 341x318px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
14 piece feel.png
149KB, 341x318px
>in 9/11 you will have obama cellphones in your big macs
>>
late 90s-2005 were my favorite years. Played so many great online games like Diablo 1, Starcraft BW, Diablo 2, WC3. Unfortunately never got into UO but Everquest 1 on Rallos Zek was the shit (runescape was immensely shitty compared to EQ1). Then vanilla WoW came out in 2004 which was largely the best time period of that game. After that a lot of online games started to go downhill IMO. I barely play any games at all anymore, though that is probably also a side effect of getting older.

Also, the internet was a lot better when it was mostly just nerds. I miss the days when attention whores were endlessly mocked instead of gathering mass followers on twitter/tumblr and media attention, and before SJWs existed. Oh well.
>>
i've been online since 1994

shit is much, much better now

all the rest is nostalgia

you couldn't pay me enough to go back to a 2400 baud modem for even one day
>>
>>44805144
Elaborate
>>
>>44811051
Yet you pay $70+ a month for it on your phone.
>>
2002-2008 aka pre facebook domination.
>>
>>44811051
>>44810420
>>44805913

Guess where all the shills come from?
>>
>>44804249
1988-89, shit was cash, checking my homework on the school's bbs. Speed sucked of course but there was a special feeling even then that you were part of a special community.
>>
File: 1413765362702.jpg (76KB, 389x396px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1413765362702.jpg
76KB, 389x396px
Who else remembers making shit on geocities? Or how about making making websites for your school? With 404 pages that lead to funny pictures of the teachers.

Oh god I just realized I've been making image macros since fucking 98.
>>
File: 1411893041965.png (77KB, 224x297px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1411893041965.png
77KB, 224x297px
>>44805204
though aol was a neutered version of the net for a while, it was kind of nice and comfy having everything right there for easy access under one name.

though i have these feelings mostly because i started on it, and anything like this these days is a privacy red alert and worth avoiding.

my favorite time was in 97-99 when i was really starting to get Into it after dropping aol and going with netscape and earthlink. though 00-07 also had high points after the web developed more.

heres an interesting video: you might learn something.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WTKIgdfoHxM
>>
This is the best time period, porn is so fucking easily accessible
>>
>>44813849
As of 1997, AOL was absolutely horrible. I remember punters.

>hear AOL sucks... maybe it does
>try other internet
>best years of internet were 2002-2004

>>44805582
I never thought 2004 was going to be the best year of my life.
>>
>That feel when you have a CRT monitor and you run a stripped down Xubuntu LTS 10.04.1 with old-ass themes along the lines of the Matrix

It feels great. X-Chat, Pidgin, Audacious, Totem (dl movies and watch them there), eMule, bit-Torrent, it's just fucking awesome. Everything is the font Monospace, it's all hacker'd out, feels like 1998. On it, I just don't go to social sites and block a few things. Makes me feel old school.

But I also have Ubuntu 14.04.1 because I like productivity (thinking of switching).
>>
>>44804864
PKvid13? Is this shota?
>>
Right now is the best time, you're a fucking idiot that pines for muh nostalgia if you say otherwise.
>>
>>44805193
Link to the videos anon! Thanks.
>>
>>44813740
I remember I wanted to make a web page when I was 14. All I knew was some HTML, which I had learned from looking at page source.

I played around with web design, constantly changed the layout, but never really got a website going. I didn't get to start learning programming (in this case, some C++) until later that year. Everything went wrong (started the class a few weeks into the year, was too stressed out about legal problems I was facing (something not unlike probation, but the issue was truancy (and fights when I went to school) because in response to bullying (well, I won all my physical fights, but the rest made me lose anyways..) and most teachers enabling it, I had just stopped going to school) to do the homework, had to quit the class, was going to take it next year, but class scheduling cunt made sure that didn't happen -- despite all this and getting an F for the semester, I got a C (a 70) on the test I took -- I probably would have passed that class if not for the fact my life was practically a fucking warzone), but the teacher I had for that class was awesome. My experience of taking that class for a while in 9th grade was worthwhile, because I found out that something I thought would be hard (because everyone I knew in real life before then always told me 'omg it's hard u hav 2 b super smart to do it!') wasn't really that hard, at least for me. As part of everything that was going wrong outside of CS1, I had to drop out of high school to get away from the fact that the people screwing up my life were truly complete sociopaths, to an absolutely creepy level. (I was in a class called the 'alternative program', which was a class for delinquents, where they went full Nazi on the students, being super controlling towards their behavior. Getting off probation (called a CHINS) before it limited my legal rights later was a bitch. I had to get out of there before they filed it again because they were acting yet more stupid.)

/memories
>>
>>44804249
2009
>>
>>44814124
I learned quite a lot after I dropped out of school. It's unfortunately enough, probably the best decision I ever made. I don't regret it.

>I played around with web design, constantly changed the layout, but never really got a website going. I didn't get to start learning programming (in this case, some C++) until later that year.

Also, it was the next school year, but I was still 14.
>>
>>44804434
>phpBB, punBB, myBB.... those were the days.

Yes.
Back in the days when people actually used alteregos online and had actual discussions with each other, in stead of circle jerking on social media. I miss this.
>>
>>44814124
>>44814132
Worst three years of my life: 2001-2003

>>44814128
2009 was possibly my best year on computers (I count them as separate things because they are).
>>
I think the 2006-2010 was the haiday of the Internet and we are witnessing the decline. Everywere are these bundled sites, everyting via Google acount, Facebook spying on everyone, every update makes Youtube shitier, no more anonimous commenting (that Facebook shit again), less share and torrent sites, every site is changing it's interface to this ballless soft colour big rounded buttons Ippad friendly baby level design.
>>
>>44814232
The good thing about that time was technological: dialup became obsolete, bandwidth is good

>Everywere are these bundled sites, everyting via Google acount, Facebook spying on everyone, every update makes Youtube shitier, no more anonimous commenting (that Facebook shit again), less share and torrent sites, every site is changing it's interface to this ballless soft colour big rounded buttons Ippad friendly baby level design.

That's how I saw all that web 2.0 stuff while it was being created. I thought that by not making a facebook I could leave my real life out of the internet, and my internet life out of my real life. NSA insists on blurring the line, though. I feel like everything I did may have been in vain.
>>
>>44814197
That's what I remember from 2002-2004 that I like.

>then, in 2005-2006 and onwards, a flood of idiots ruined everything
>>
I miss the early AOL days. When you could go into RP chat rooms and have as hardcore or casual RP experience as you want.
>>
>>44804777
youre a fucking nostalgia hipster. its faster today. period.
>>
Would it be possible to go back to early 00's? Erase/bury your personal identity, ignore all the stupid social media stuff, bring back the anonymous alter egos?

Would be awesome.
>>
>>44804777

The bandwidth might grow but the bloat grows with it as well. At a higher rate.
>>
>>44814332
I have only ever been a casual at RPing, but when I did it with my old friends when I was a teenager, I had fun. I never encountered that on AOL, though.

Just stupid bullshit I ended up encountering because ':DDD I WANT 2 GO TO THE SWEARWORD NAMED CHATROOMS BECAUSE FUG THE ADULTS TRYING TO STOP ME FROM BAD WORDS!!!'. I was on AOL when I was 10 years old.
>>
>>44814371
It actually kind of depends on where you live, but even in rural areas, one can get at least 350kb/s on DSL. Not too bad at all if you remember dialup to compare it to.
>>
>>44804777
>>44814391
Could be why anon's subjective experience is that internet became slower.
>>
>I'm 19
>got my own computer in 2011
>been lurking 4chan for over a year
What do I do now?
>>
>>44814396
The fact you could roll dice in aol chat rooms made serious RPing so good. We do whole DnD style games in an aol chat room. I guess that stuff is still around someplace but the golden era for me was them hot aol chat rooms
>>
late '90's/early 2000's was the golden age.
>>
>>44804294
>that feel
>>
>>44804877
>theres nothing new to create or to discover
Agree to all but this.
I think we should develop i2p and p2p harder now that speeds are stopping being an issue. All you need to do is leave the comfort of the web.
>>
>>44814388
>>44814516
>>44814561
>tfw internet has been thoroughly ruined by facebook

>>44814495
What I did when I was 19..

>watch oldfags mope about how the internet isn't what it used to be

I'll warn you: it really is getting worse and worse over time
>>
>>44814594
Actually I wish we could go back all the way to the usenet.

>tfw Usenet is now utter shit thanks to google
>>
2006 here in Russia.
>>
2005-2009

perfect balance between accessibility/speed and being able to find obscure shit, back when google actually functioned as a search engine, social media was pretty small and forums werent full of fuckwits

RIP golden age internet
>>
File: mentlegen.png (175KB, 800x800px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
mentlegen.png
175KB, 800x800px
>>44806166
>git gud, the net is a big place and there are plenty of secret clubs left. You just need to know where to look

I'm listening.
>>
File: ga_cogs_interface.jpg (246KB, 850x640px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
ga_cogs_interface.jpg
246KB, 850x640px
>>44804777
>tfw you regularly clocked in with 1ms latency to the biggest gaming servers

last year I loaded up cs and never saw anyone hover under 40
>>
>>44814296
Yeah I always felt 2004 was the last "good" year and 2005/2006 was neither good or bad
>>
>>44814832
I agree with this. I think it was 2005 when someone first asked me 'do you have a myspace'.
>>
>>44814849
Third world countries got a little longer. Social Networks started catching on around 2008.
MySpace, Hi5 and such never really caught on.
>>
>>44807463
It's alright, Justine seems to be against SJW bullshit and the Sarkesian trash, according to her twitter page.
>>
File: JdoEneD.jpg (221KB, 540x1054px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
JdoEneD.jpg
221KB, 540x1054px
Late '90s to mid 2000's
>>
>>44814999
>stuff

Triple 999 confirms for pr0n
>>
>>44814637
That actually wouldn't be so bad.
>>
>old youtube

Not my favorite time period at all, but damn it was hilarious when everything on the Internet was taken serious.

I used to make garbage videos with false titles, usually ear rape stuff.

Now if I do this, it won't get 200k+ views, it'll get maybe 50 tops.

I miss the late 90s stuff the most I think.
>>
The time right before comments on news articles became a thing.
>>
>>44814999
Wow. That's the only funny I've ever seen from that show.
>>
>>44805545
Boo hoo hooo it isn't my super cool secret club anymore
>>
2005-2007
>>
>>44815228

my false titled videos got 4million + views

one got 3.5million but got taken down

another got 1.5million and is still up there

I also got a friend to rate my video 5 star as soon as i uploaded it and then disabled ratings, so it would stay 5 star forever

im pretty sure they changed the entire rating system because of me
>>
>>44813849
5:20 "You better get back to work now, Catherine"
Oh my god i loled.
Good video
>>
>>44804877
So much truth. I'm basically only on some IRCs and some websites because most of the web just feels so stale and boring.
>>
>>44804249
When the mIRC was only rtc I knew. We had like several big channels and biggest botnet around my area :) I was fucking badass
>>
File: 1149952872001.jpg (15KB, 480x360px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1149952872001.jpg
15KB, 480x360px
>tfw born in 94
>grow up feeling like 'le wrong time period' memechild
>spend childhood getting into golden age of gaming
>spend teen years torrenting 60s country music and early punk music and old shit in general
>become attached to the idea of being 'mentally older'
>spend all of time watching documentaries reading wikipedia pages about years and events which happened long before birth
>realize now that i have no friends, as i spent so much time learning about past shit i cant relate to people my age at all
i cant win
>>
Being 19 and being in a poor family I missed quite a lot of shit. My family had DSL dial up until I think 2007 for some god awful reason. Rarely had any experience with older gaming consoles other than at friend's house. Probably the first big console I probably had was the Gamecube. All in all I never have gotten into any online communities and was too retarded to do so. At least most of you got to experience it unlike my faggot ass.
>>
I miss writing perl cgi scripts. shit was cash
>>
>>44804364
It's not that people don't use them anymore, it's just
>>
List your favorite nostalgianet online communities/forums
>>
>>44815537

just what? the suspense is killing me

lememeface.jpeg
>>
>>
I started accessing the internet on 1994, I remember the drama caused by CoS on alt.religion.scientology on Usenet back then, one of the best dramas ever. Apart of that I used to chat on IRC (efnet), visit BBSs and a few years later: geocities with Netscape.

On the final 1998-2004 they started appearing really good videogames: Counter Strike, Half Life, Unreal Tournament, BF1942... Back then, games were highly moddable and customizable, you could spent years with a game. At the moment games are just commercial garbage thats its unmodifiable (if you modify them you´ll probably get banned). Every year they ship a new version so gaymers can buy it and continue playing. Before 2006-2008, was the golden era of gaming (of course there are some great games now, I am not saying that now all games are shit).

Since 2006 they started appearing all these modern social networks, which were very small, but in a couple of years internet has just become: social networks + shops. Many forums and sites have died, OC appears less frequently on the net now, since social networks are whatever except OC producers.

Social networks and business are what have killed internet. The closest thing to the old internet is TOR network, Freenet and those, but since they give freedom, gvts and agencies are constantly attacking them.
>>
>>44804249
StarCraft on Battle.net in 1998-1999 was easily the best online experience of my life.

Everyone was super friendly, and just amazed and enthralled at the ability to be online and have fun with other people. It was incredible.
>>
I miss reading sabrina online as a kid and saying that sabrina was my girlfriend (i still regret never really owning an amiga)

I miss shitposting on forums and acting like I was going to be a rad game developer because I could make pixel people move around a bit and make shitty skins for doom

I miss having my computer confiscated by my parents because I was looking at porn and "making threats" (i was that "i'll fukkin kill u irl my dad works at nintendo hell hack ur moms email" kid)
>>
2005-2009 ie: end of highschool + the college years...
>>
This is the best time. I'm in a community right now that regularly meet up and have fun with never a boring moment at our online location.

Since we started about two years ago, all of us have effectively gained about 20 friends who share interests and are quite similar. We are not using english to communicate though.
>>
feels like back then there were more websites. Now everything is just some kind of link repository or on facebook.
>>
>>44810355
I was born 95 I didn't what porn was in the 90's
>>
File: NS.png (320KB, 587x328px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
NS.png
320KB, 587x328px
Kinda relevant, I was looking through a nostalgia thread on /b/ a while back when I ran across a few TV shows from when I was a kid (2000-2006ish), I was curious and started looking up lists of shows from back then, I stumbled across a few that I'd completely forgotten about but are interesting retrospectively.
What caught me to some extent was the theme of cyberspace, once the internet had grown out of the BBS days, once home computers started getting 3D graphics accelerators, and everyone's imaginations went wild, being somewhat self-delusional as to how powerful there devices where, tricking themselves into thinking that walking around a chatroom in a 3D avatar somehow made the experience better than what we, 10 years later, are doing now.

I'm going on too long, but does anyone else remember this shit? People using transparent laptops covered in stickers to walk around in chatrooms while listening to the hardest of hard German shit, not trance, not anything good, just crap that set the mood, while also wearing a trenchcoat in real life?
I think the perfect embodiment of this is a show I found, Noah and Saskia.
It may be a thinly veiled early attempt at teaching kids online safety and some other things, but it just seems so perfectly 2004.
Dare I not watch so much as a clip on youtube for risk of dying of cringe.
Fucking look at this shit, the site's still up.
http://www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/noahandsaskia/
Some things need realplayer though...
>>
>>44805107
Jesus fuck how long a gif like that'd take to download back then, not to mention it could probably choke even a PowerMac G3.
>>
>>44815608

>Office : $179.99
>Front page: $139.99
>Home Essentials 98: $99.99

Indecent prices are indecent.
Without massive piracy that would be the prices of nowadays software
>>
Social Networks killed the internets, publicity too.

People hardly go out of them, and they are really shitty things.

I would say that Diaspora and Reddit are the least cancerous of all the Social Networks (I am not a user of any of these 2 abbominations)
>>
>>44804249
I don't get the nostalgia at all. Technology and the internet improve every single year.
>>
>>44804249

Probably the turn of the millenium and the few years after until Invisible War came out.

No SJWs, no fucking broads, PC gaming golden age, IRC, usenet, dreamcast piracy, insomnia LANs weren't so huge yet, Direct Connect and the thrill of discovering amazing animu series, AMD was pwning, unlimited internet meant unlimited, no traffic shaping/packet sniffing/caps.
>>
netscape, memberstripod and altavistatime
>>
I feel bad for you Ameritards who have capped internet.

Here you pay a fixed amount per month and you can then use as much bandwidth as you want.
>>
>>44805051
All them 20 second clips, man
>>
>>44822019
what are you, retarded? there were no "20 second clips" in fucking 04; just fucking torrent it.
>>
I fail to see how people being on social networks now affects those of us on imageboards/forums. Most people just use shit like instagram and facebook and never venture outside of those sites
>>
>>44815509
born in '95
IKTF bro
>>
'02-'04 or so. Back when Internet still was pretty much the wild west.

When all the old technologies (IRC, games, etc.) were already established and new forums (image boards etc.) were being born, but the cancer of social media or widespread internet usage had not yet taken the world completely so most of the people you met online were not complete fuckwads.

It's already ten years. That's sad.
>>
anyone remember that forum with people who pretended that they thought Pokemon were real?

I think that was the first time I heard of 4chan
>>
>>44804877

I almost said "I wish I could upvote your post."

Then I realized upvotes are one of the things that destroyed the modern web.
>>
>>44816027
or if they were cheaper then nobody would have pirated them in the first place
>>
>>44804249
1999.
just got my brand new top of the line cable 128kb/64kb. Amd k7 1800+ 128mb ram with who knows what graphics card. 30 gig hdd. all crispy new.

Irc, php nuke everywhere, napster still working, NO SOCIAL MEDIA FFS.
Messenger, ICQ, yahoo...

google was merely a novelty, altavista worked fine, and astalavista provided warez.

God i am old.
>>
>>44823446
no. with no coercive force to push prices down there would have not been any reason to lower them. They would have made more profit, that is all.

The only way to push prices down was not buying the product, and being more and more a necessity, the only course of action was piracy.

Steam is an example. cheap games, less piracy.
>>
so many feels in this thread
SHUT UP EVERYBODY IM NOT OLD SHUT UP SHUT UP
>>
Early 2000s. Right after everyone started moving from AOL to cable internet. It was a brave new world where you could download RPG Maker in less than a minute and filesharing was just starting to be a thing thanks to Napster and later Kazaa.

Oh and Asheron's Call. Fucking revolutionary shit at the time.
>>
>this thread is still alive

>>44814676

if you're into videogames learn something like unity or source mapping and use their forums. Most of the time it's filled with kids but it's a solid step up from the usual and some interesting things are occasionally posted

also /cyb/'s pastebin is helpful
>>
>>44815637

>The closest thing to the old internet is TOR network, Freenet and those, but since they give freedom, gvts and agencies are constantly attacking them.

TOR is shit, do not fucking kid yourself
>>
>>44823100
yeah, 4chan hasn't changed all that much, besides more extreme content moving to other boards, but really it just means less shitposting. Though i kinda miss random raids like pool's closed and the gaia ones.
>>
>>44823789

>Though i kinda miss random raids like pool's closed and the gaia ones.

no, that shit was always cancer

just look at gg if you require evidence
>>
>>44823789
Raids were the reason 4chan received media coverage, thus the inundation of normalfags that ruined everything.
>>
>>44823598
thats a big post
>>
>>44823808
That's why I said "kinda". I wouldn't really find them funny nowadays, I think, they've lost the novelty factor and I'm not 14 anymore. Nevertheless I think they were far less insidious and politically motivated, /pol/'s tactics are a copypaste from stromfront's, and they are the only ones that still think raiding accomplishes anything.
>>
The mid-late 90s.

It was fun. There were no retards.
>>
Your body isn't ready for all this nostalgia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTKIgdfoHxM
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq4DWfrpu8
>>
>>44823909

>There were no retards.

segafags and amiga fanboys are retards
>>
>>44823909

Poeple with proper keyboards were retards. Then, as now. Console-folk.

Also there were polticals who wanted a "bit tax" where you paid over money per kilobyte used - haven't heard that bollocks since 2009 now
>>
>>44823963

>Also there were polticals who wanted a "bit tax" where you paid over money per kilobyte used - haven't heard that bollocks since 2009 now

funny because it was just made law in Hungary

it's dead here in the west though
>>
>>44823963
Heard some eastern europen country wants to implement a Gigabyte tax, and the whole fast lane bullshit is based on the same arguments.

>>44823643
>>TFW Unity's where most of the game programming talk is at nowadays and the tools don't run under linux.
>>
Its gone too mainstream, we liked it when it was the "Wild West" but now everyone wants control of it.
>>
>>44824022
The wild west analogy is pretty apt. It was uncharted territory, the people who dared to adventure there were looked upon as both madmen and adventurers, but eventually more and more people moved in, civilization and infrastructure sprung up. It became a hell lot more convenient, but the natives and original explorers were annihilated, the few survivors can tell each other "Oh no, man, X is place is still like the old days" but said place is a small reservation or redneck village that has been polluted by the outside world and is nevertheless shunned by it.

Okay that was bit too dramatic, but I miss people thinking I was a wizard because I could install windows and pirate office for them.
>>
>>44824009

>and the tools don't run under linux.

http://unity-linux.org/

knock yourself out
>>
>>44804311
Same thing here.
Thread posts: 223
Thread images: 29


[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Top | Home]
Please support this website by donating Bitcoins to 16mKtbZiwW52BLkibtCr8jUg2KVUMTxVQ5
If a post contains copyrighted or illegal content, please click on that post's [Report] button and fill out a post removal request
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows an archive of their content. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.