First Thing You Ever Searched on the Internet


I worked next to the guy who created Lycos. It was all the rage until AltaVista superceded it. Then AltaVista was surpassed by Google.

I do miss web directories (primarily Yahoo’s), which were useful when I knew what I was looking for but just didn’t know where it was. Search engines were good for when I didn’t even know what I was looking for but could toss a couple of keywords at the web.

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Maybe I searched “internet” as I didn’t know what internet was. :laughing:



Anyone remember Netscape?



A long time ago I was looking up something about Anne of Green Gables and wound up on a site where the content was fine, but the ads were for porn sites.

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I was thinking about it, as I wrote my other post.

I used to love it. Then we had Internet Explorer. I used to love using Netscape and I thought that it was really great at the time. :slightly_smiling_face:

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It would have been something for work, we installed a web browser in 1990 and we actually had a service where people would come pay us to search things on the internet for them.

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When I was in college, that was the only browser on all the university computers.

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Isn’t Firefox called that specifically because it rose from the ash heap of Netscape, or some mozilla thing that has some netscape in it? So perhaps a tiny piece of it still lives in the bowels of a modern browser?

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I suspect the darkness was with the internet from the first.



I think you’re right about that regarding Firefox and Netscape. :slight_smile:

Personally, I think that Netscape was just fine as it was! :wink:

Firefox kind of drives me nuts with its constant updates and user setting changes. I tend to not use it and prefer to use Chrome on the laptop that I use when I’m not using my Chromebook. :slightly_smiling_face:



Who remembers when Newsgroups were the main form of social media? (Other than email.)



I do remember.

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