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First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:53 am
by kelevra
What was the very first internet search word you entered? Be truthful and no vulgarity, please.

I was in my second year of college in the early 90s. Being a young male, mine was sex. I was using a Unix terminal at the time and nothing sexy revealed itself. "surprise, surprise, surprise..."

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:15 am
by DoodMann
"Google" :lol:

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:26 am
by Vladimir00
I do not remember

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:29 am
by Vladimir00
kelevra wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:53 am

I was in my second year of college in the early 90s. Being a young male, mine was sex. I was using a Unix terminal at the time and nothing sexy revealed itself. "surprise, surprise, surprise..."
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:06 pm
by Swampthing
"Star Wars" that was in the early 90's.
One of my friends is a tech head and the first I knew that had internet.
He had an ISDN connection, which at the time was pretty fancy, because he could use the internet AND the phone at the same time.
Pamela Anderson was often searched, also Gillian Anderson, whom I had a minor crush on during the "X-files" days.
Later I got various modems 14400, 28800 and 56K's, then cable modems came to my town(1,5 mbs!)
Again later ADSL and now its fiber 400/400 mbit/s.

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:37 pm
by cliffcoggin
Not quite my first search but certainly one the earliest: I was looking for information on a man by the name of Cox. I leave to your imagination what the results were.

PS. What I wanted, and what took me somewhat longer to find, was this https://www.submerged.co.uk/reading-room-bought-a-navy/

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm
by PratyayMondal
"Prawn" on google - that was 7yrs back... obviously in secret
Everyone back at the school said that "prawn" was some hot stuff and everyone watches it. That had been my search word for few months.
Either way my dad never recharged the mobile broadband, if not for my school projects. Once he caught me skimming through some delicious crispy crustaceans, he seemed to be more clueless than me :mrgreen:
It took me almost an year to know that I was spelling it wrong

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:04 am
by Portreve
Oh goodness, I couldn't even begin to remember what it might have been. Of course, when I was first on the actual legitimate Internet, there were a bunch of search engines and we even had an Internet yellow pages (can you believe it?) I even had a copy at one point.

I regularly used Yahoo, Dogpile, Excite, Lycos, and goodness knows what else.

In 2001 while in a class at a local vo-tech school, I was introduced to Google, and after a bit of using it, I stopped bothering with any other search engine.

I don't remember the exact first thing I used Google to search for, but one of the first things was taking an FCC ID number and seeing if it could tell me what device it went to.

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:43 pm
by kelevra
PratyayMondal wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm
It took me almost an year to know that I was spelling it wrong
I love prawn... :lol:

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:58 am
by BenTrabetere
I remember when AltaVista first became available in 1995, and it was my search engine of choice until yahoo! (forever may there be a pox on your house for what you did to AltaVista) ruined it. The WWW was still pretty young, and most of the naughty bits were in the alt.* groups on UseNet.

I know they were not my first searches, but two earliest searches I remember was for the address to Fogo de Chão, Dallas-Uptown (I wanted to impress my brother-in-law) and to find out about "Kibo."

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:14 am
by carum carvi
I can only remember my last internet search word...

My very first internet contact / search was a textbased contact in the early nineties. I simply saw some lines of text scroll over the screen and I was delighted that I had made contact with my internetprovider for the very first time. I had NO clue as what to do with my first internet connection, besides visiting my internet provider's homepage. But hey, I was thrilled anyway...

Re: First internet search word?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:52 am
by Portreve
I was thinking last night about what if my grandfather (whom I never met) were here today and whether he would be able to cope.

This, then, let me to think: if I could grab people at random from, for example, the year 1960, and bring them straight here, what would they make if modern life? How would they react if I handed them this little thing called a smart phone and told them they could use it to find it pretty much anything they ever wanted to know?

Then, I started thinking about the converse: what if I took someone between the ages of 16-18 and dropped them off in 1960: could they cope? I mean, I was born in the 70s, and I know I could "handle" 1960, not that I would really want to live back then, but I certainly would have the life experiences to do so. But could someone from today?