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The first website you visited

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The Internet first appeared at my home when I was in school (then I was 15 years old).Website https://yandex.ru the very first internet site I visited in my life (I can't remember my first search term) .I want to ask the users of this forum.When you first went online in your life.
Which site did you visit first ?
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http://altavista.digital.com in 1995, dear kids.
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As near as I can recall mine was also altavista.
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I can't remember, it was in the days when 33.6 kbit/s modems were the fastest you could get but I remember installing a 28 kbit/s internal PCI modem to the Packard Bell we had. I still have a US Robotics 56 kbit/s modem in the cupboard which would still work fine. I may recycle it, I don't believe for one minute it's worth anything on eBay since it's a later USB one.

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Re: The first website you visited

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I don't remember the first web site I ever saw. I used AOL for a few days in about 1993 so I could find a real ISP so it was probably whatever AOL had for a start page. I do remember AltaVista was the only good search engine back then.
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rattkjelke wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:52 pm
I don't remember the first web site I ever saw. I used AOL for a few days in about 1993 so I could find a real ISP so it was probably whatever AOL had for a start page.
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I don't remember the first ISP we used but one was LineOne which if I recall correctly changed ownership twice and eventually got bought out by Tiscali. There was a data compression service for dial-up which did actually make browsing web pages noticeably faster called onspeed. The compression was applied to most things including shockwave and flash objects but not video and audio and you could control the level of it.

Google Chrome for Android and other competing Android browsers offer similar techniques presumably for saving mobile data.
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Don't actually remember if it was the first one but near the top would have been Microsoft, Windows support page.
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The first one I remember was Nasa. I viewed some fantastic images in the mid 90s.
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I first accessed the WWW in 1995, by means of Compuserve. So probably:
https://www.compuserve.com/
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onramp.net - 1994. OnRamp Technologies was one of the first, if not the first ISPs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Running OS/2 on a Gateway 486SX with 64MB RAM (that is an M, kiddies), a SupraFAXModem 1440, and using a TCP/IP dial-up script I helped to write. I think it was to set up email accounts.

Altavista was my first search engine, too. Forever may there be a plague on the house of yahoo! for what it did you ye.

I do not share PCMag's fond memories of AOL's entry to the internet. The only thing I remember is the Eternal September and the "Me, too" AOLers making a mess in/of UseNet. :evil:
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I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday. :lol:
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my first one, was a bulletin board that I wrote, and was purchased by the State of NM, Univerisity, Albuquerque.
it ran on a 300 baud modem with a reel to reel tape recorder to save the program.

after that, came CompuServe a year or so later.
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It was either Yahoo or Lycos.
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Searching for Star Wars on Altavista.
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Very likely it was the default page set up with whatever happened to be the web browser I was playing with that particular day. It's been so long ago that maybe I'll have to call up the NSA and ask them. :lol:
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rattkjelke wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:52 pm
I don't remember the first web site I ever saw. I used AOL for a few days in about 1993 so I could find a real ISP so it was probably whatever AOL had for a start page. I do remember AltaVista was the only good search engine back then.
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Something NSFW probably. I dunno, I don't remember.
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I can't remember back that far... but it was with a TRS-80 Model 1 with a 300 baud modem. Altavista and Hotbot were the main web search engines.
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On the internet as we know it, it was "The Cat's Meow" homebrew recipe page, in 1991. It was text only, accessed via Gopher on a Unix machine at work. My first GUI logon was probably Yahoo in 1994-1995.

Also used the old DARPANET in college in 1980-1985 to look up chemical safety information (CAS).

p.s. Don't assume I know much from the above info. The only thing I really learned about computers in college was a deep hatred of FORTRAN.
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