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Sanhei
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First time you used Internet

Postby Sanhei » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 am

I'm gonna ask a few questions,

When was the first time you've started using the internet?

What do you usually do at that period with the Internet?

First time getting hacked / a negative comment?


You could give more information about yourself and your history with the internet more if you want to.
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Sanhei
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Postby Sanhei » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:45 am

Let's start with me.

I started in 2008

I usually in newgrounds seeing animations and playing RPG games at that time

Some guy rants on me about kids like me and stuff on yahoo answers when I asked if herobine is real or not. First time getting hacked was my roblox account through a script that I didn't noticed while using roblox studio. I never really played roblox anymore since it has gotten worse
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Borovan entered the region as he
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Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 am

12 years ago
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I got hacked by in a phone company Verizon had shitty protection
Or was it a credit union? Well a famous company got hacked

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Sanhei
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Postby Sanhei » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:48 am

Borovan entered the region as he wrote:12 years ago
Played games
I got hacked by in a phone company Verizon had shitty protection
Or was it a credit union? Well a famous company got hacked

What did you lose when the following said company got hacked?
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Postby Idiocarasia » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:49 am

first time used: a friend showed me youtube (2008)ish
uses at the time: youtube
first time hacked: large-scale computer lockdown(computer virus epidemic) swept nearby and the "RCMP" locked my computer because it was "digital evidence"/ first negative comment: never commented on that computer so, il take it as it catching fire on me as a negative
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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:56 am

I predate the internet.

WAIS and downloads from BBS's, mostly mail and hacking tools.

I dont do that anymore.
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Postby Teachian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:05 am

First Time:Barely remember, but the first memory of it is a friend showing my LEGO stopmotion animations on YouTube. Had to be better part of 14-15 years now (I was born at the niche time when I existed before stuff like this was mainstream, but also got to use it ASAP)

What did you do:I strongly recall a lot of YouTube searching, Club Penguin and Poptropica. I can’t remember if it’s in that order, but you get the gist.

Hacked/Negative Comment:I have not been hacked yet, given I’m paranoid af when it comes to sketchy things on the internet. Been a few times I’ve nearly downloaded malware, but caught it just in time.

As for first negative comment, I made this really funny (read:lame) post on a Minecraft YouTube video that got a lot of likes. Someone made a sassy comment on it and I cried.
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:10 am

First time I used the internet I was in the library for shits and giggles and used their computer to search up who the current president was

I was 8 then, give me a break.

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:15 am

I typed the phrase, "Am I on the internet?" I was, of course, but it was the kind you didn't need a browser for. I still don't know how I got there or where I was, but they people there told me what a browser was and I downloaded one, my first download, and I got on the internet. Then got off, because it was early enough that 'browser' wasn't a common thing and the internet was kind of just shitty.
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Borovan entered the region as he
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Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:18 am

Sanhei wrote:
Borovan entered the region as he wrote:12 years ago
Played games
I got hacked by in a phone company Verizon had shitty protection
Or was it a credit union? Well a famous company got hacked

What did you lose when the following said company got hacked?

They got access to my personal info and I need a credit check and have to call them

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Postby Latin Islands » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:19 am

I was 10, only used it to browse sites recommended for kids like Nickelodeon, Fact Monster, etc. I tried to look for interesting videos like the one about surfing mice in YouTube, but I found it (the site) boring. (I was into reference books and magazines then, hence not needing the World Wide Web.) Then I stopped using the Internet for the next 2 years since we had no connection of our own. I became a regular Internet user when I turned 13.

Never experienced getting hacked so far. The first negative comment...well, I cannot remember.
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Postby Nova Colombian Confederation » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:24 am

I don't remember tbh, the farthest memory that i have is with flash games. Considering that i got myself with a computer at around 6 yo.
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Postby Valentine Z » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 am

I was around 11, I believe. I only got the taste of internet in 2006, when browser games were in the rage. Before 2006 were pre-Internet days for me, when I were playing single-player games such as Far Cry 1, Rise of Nations, the works...

Flash games, with questionable advertisements on the side, asking if I would like to flirt with single ladies. :P My parents were pretty chilled out about it and didn't mind because "Nah, just don't click on it. I know you are there just for the games."

First case of being "hacked" was malware, actually. Downloaded quite a lot of games and stuff that I definitely should not, and to the surprise of no one, most of these files and things are riddled with such malware. It took a factory reset to get rid of the infection.
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Postby Tinhampton » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:28 am

I first logged onto the internet on the 18th of October 1995, almost certainly, which definitely has nothing to do with the fact that Mr Tin got one of those clunky Windows 95 contraptions "for my birthday" that day (we ended up both using it for a good six-and-a-half years), or that I occasionally dabbled in Usenet for about a year or so previously. Alas, for most of those early days, I was wasting my time on AOL, MSN, etc. and reading the then-revolutionary Electronic Telegraph to make much sense of anything else!
No haxx0rs so far for either of us, thank goodness. People definitely started slinging virtual mud in my direction around November or December '95, generally merited for supporting the Tories and privatisation (I seem to remember somebody asking me "Are you Thatcher in disguise?" or something like that a while down the line), although I don't know who or what exactly in any case... understandably, it's been a quarter of a century :P
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Postby Petrasylvania » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:31 am

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:32 am

I don't know when I first actually used it, probably playing games with my sister over dial-up aged about 3.
Used it on my own I would have been around 6.
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Postby Guadalupador » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:33 am

I think I first started using the Internet around 2002. I frequented the games sections on LEGO.com and Cartoon Network.com. I also fondly remember looking up a Braille alphabet so I could decipher the messages to unlock Regirock, Regice, and Registeel In Pokemon Sapphire.
I was always too anxious to download anything so I didn’t get hacked or anything back then.
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Postby Barboneia » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 am

Geez... It must've been around 2008/9. I mostly went on sites like Newgrounds and Cartoon Network and stuff to play games. I only really have bad memories of that time, honestly.
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Postby Evil Lord Bane » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:41 am

For me, it was back in 1996, and I was using a Pentium 133MHZ processor, Windows 95 OS, over a 56K Baud internal modem, using Juno as my ISP, I got 60 hours of internet per month free. I later upgraded my processor to a 166MHZ, and got Juno unlimited for $60 a month. Six years later, I dropped Juno for Comcast (At Home) High Speed Internet, which was the first broadband internet available, in 2002.


At the time, I was playing games that required an internet connection to play with other players, check email, and acquire new software.
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Postby Aaaaaa » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:53 am

First time on the web was in 2009, although we had a computer at home since 2005. The first thing I can remember being on was Queen Elizabeth's Wikipedia page. Shortly afterwards we downloaded Blubster and got a myriad viruses. Those were the days, maaaaan.
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Postby Chernoslavia » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 am

Barboneia wrote:Geez... It must've been around 2008/9. I mostly went on sites like Newgrounds and Cartoon Network and stuff to play games. I only really have bad memories of that time, honestly.


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Postby Heloin » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:01 am

Probably finding answers to some puzzle on the Sierra On-Line website or GameFAQs. Though I do remember downloading custom maps for RollerCoaster Tycoon in early 2000-2001.

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Postby The Liberated Territories » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am

I'm guessing...2003? Around then.
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Postby Luziyca » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:06 am

...I think sometime around 2002-2003: I was certainly using it by 2004, but I do not remember what I was doing at the time.
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Postby The Liberated Territories » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:12 am

Luziyca wrote:...I think sometime around 2002-2003: I was certainly using it by 2004, but I do not remember what I was doing at the time.


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