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15 Things That Will Take You Back To The Early Days Of The Internet

The internet's gone through some pretty massive changes since being introduced to the public in the mid-90s. In fact, looking back on its origins, it's almost unrecognizable compared to what it used to look like. If you were browsing in the 90s, or early 2000s, you're definitely going to recognize at least one of these 15 things.

The sound of connecting to a dial-up modem

When websites looked like this

Warner Bros.

When this was the peak of internet comedy

The horrors of having to use this terrible media player


When this was how you got all your music (and all your viruses)


When you had to actually use Internet Explorer because there weren't really any better options


Expressing your deepest feelings in your AIM statuses


Seriously, these next ones really took me back to those days...

Navigating the social minefield that was picking your Myspace Top 8


Logging into this site daily to feed your virtual pets


Or this to kill your entire evening


Or if you were more into anime, this game

Gaia Online

Before Google was the only search engine worth using


And when Google did come out, it looked like this


When you needed a university email address to use The Facebook, which looked like this


And of course, when this was the greatest song ever created

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