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25 Pictures You'll Only Recognise If You Were Using The Internet 10 Years Ago


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1. Telling everyone to stay off the home phone while you waited for the dial-up to connect.

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2. Having to actually type "www" before the URL.

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3. Spending hours crafting the perfect away message for your AIM account.

4. Accidentally clicking on a popup and having this happen.

5. Getting yourself banned from Club Penguin because you typed an ~offensive~ word.

6. Not being able to escape "It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!" because it was EVERYWHERE.

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7. Finding the perfect song on Limewire, only to discover that it was not even close to what you wanted.

@deusnice / Via Twitter: @desusnice

8. Oh, and you probably got a virus too.

@TylerJRoney / Via Twitter: @TylerJRoney

9. Working tirelessly to create your own webpage on Geocities.

10. Getting scared to death by this video.

@Nasierdash / Via Twitter: @Nasierdash

11. Or tricked by this damn maze game.

@delatorre_diana / Via Twitter: @delatorre_diana

12. Getting annoyed that MSN Messenger wouldn't let you nudge your friends nonstop.

@KnoppixCG / Via Twitter: @KnoppixCG

13. Not being able to use the internet after your parents went to sleep because of this sound.

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14. Trying to understand the horror of leetspeak.

15. Meeting your friends at cyber cafes so you could play video games together.

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16. Losing all your expensive items on GaiaOnline because you got hacked.

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17. Having nightmares after watching Salad Fingers.

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18. Staying up late so you could play just one more hour on Dollzmania.

@rarigirl / Via Twitter: @rarigirI

19. Constantly forgetting to feed your Neopets.

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20. Waiting ages for something to download, only to have someone disconnect the internet just before it finished.

@the90slife / Via Twitter: @the90slife

21. Aimlessly playing Solitaire, 3D Pinball, Minesweeper, or Hearts when the internet wasn't working.

22. Searching for the perfect skin that would match your Bebo homepage.

@GrumpyKatarina / Via Twitter: @GrumpyKatarina

23. Trying to convince your parents that you were sick so you could stay home and play RuneScape all day.

24. Carefully organising your Top 8 on MySpace so that there would be minimal drama.

25. And having your entire computer crash when you tried to open more than one webpage.