What do you Miss about the Early Internet?

This question was asked on a subreddit (a specific forum on Reddit.com) over the weekend and it has proved interesting reading.

When you think about it, the Internet as we know it is really less than twenty years old at best.

Back in 1998 many of us probably received those free AOL (or some other variation) Internet access CDs in the post and slowly discovered what was out there beyond simple word processing and Microsoft Paint.

For the world in general twenty years is nothing. A blip.

Online, however, is a different story. Things move so quickly that twenty years feels like a lifetime.

Internet Memories

Do you remember those awful, tiny geocities websites people used to make?

What about the Internet before social media? Or the rise and fall of Myspace and Bebo?

It’s funny to think back on all of the strange Internet phenomenon that became massively popular and then quickly disappeared in a matter of months or years.

Napster. Flash animations. Pop ups. Limewire. MSN. Tiny niche forums.

What will it all look like in another twenty years?

You can check out the Reddit discussion here if you’d like a trip down memory lane.

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