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    17 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up On The Internet Will Remember

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    1. Downloading all the latest hits on Limewire.

    LimeWire

    Limewire was ace for downloading viruses and every song had a 90% chance of being Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman..."

    2. Throwing parties in your igloo on Club Penguin.

    clubpenguin.com

    If you haven't been banned from Club Penguin for saying "piss off you ugly pink penguin, you can't dance for shit" have you really even lived?

    3. Trying to become the finest Neomillionare in all of Neotopia.

    neopets.com

    Possibly the most addictive game of the noughties. The only con of this magical world was that your neopets were really fucking greedy and didn't shut up about food. Also guilds were very cliquey, and SO not what the internet is all about.

    4. And spending all your pocket money on Habbo Hotel.

    habbo.com

    You came up with crafty ways to swear where it wouldn't just correct to "bobba" so people knew you were a badass. You either got scammed on here or you scammed others.

    5. Judging others' lives on FML/MLIA/MLIG.

    For some reason, we collectively decided to never question the authenticity of these posts. Many of us submitted real stories every day in the hopes that we would finally be published, to no avail.

    My Life Is Great was exclusively for assholes because no one wants to read about your amazing life.

    6. Spending hours upon hours playing games on Miniclip.

    miniclip.com

    From Stickman to Red Beard, this was where all the coolest kids hung out to play games. Among the thousands of games on here, there were approximately 12 good ones.

    7. Playing games on the BBC website.

    BBC

    And quickly switching back to BBC Bitesize when you were discretely playing in your school's computer suite.

    8. And playing glorified pictionary on OMGPOP.

    omgpop.com

    There were other games on here but you probably only played Draw My Thing. If you were extra special you got fancy pencils and clocks so everyone else in the game would think you were the boss.

    9. Competing with your friends to see who could have the swankiest house on Millsberry.

    millsberry.com

    Your day was made when you found a rare gem at a yard sale.

    10. Obsessively playing World of Warcraft and forgetting about your real life.

    worldofwarcraft.com

    Half of us probably still play this.

    11. Reading fanfic on AO3.

    archiveofourown.org

    Where Green Day and Harry Potter got frisky.

    12. And spending the entire school day counting down the hours until you could go home and play Runescape.

    runescape.com

    This was the ultimate place for 13-year-old nerds to find girlfriends.

    13. Pretending you had important things to discuss after school with your friends on MSN Messenger.

    msn.com

    "hi wuu2?" "nm u?" "nm" "kwl brb" "k"

    14. And only using your email to forward chain emails, so that your crush wouldn't die the next day.

    funscrape.com

    From sexy_gal_1992@hotmail.com to toofab4you@hotmail.co.uk

    15. Showing off how many friends you had on Piczo.

    piczo.com

    Or pretending you had more than you did. Most importantly, this was all in sparkly text and expertly over-contrasted photos.

    16. Carefully crafting your image on Bebo.

    bebo.com

    High school was easier when your popularity was determined by who "owned" your profile picture on here. Half of the drama in your friendship group was because someone wasn't included in someone else's "top friends".

    17. And going on MySpace because it was the only place where being an emo was cool.

    myspace.com

    This is where you befriended strangers, and told your parents they used to go to your school but moved abroad when they asked about them. They probably thought everyone at your school was so well-travelled.

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