More than 3 billion people now have access to the Internet, which represents a rather impressive 44 percent of the world’s population. This means we still have 4 billion potential Internet users who have yet to join in the fun. That is if we can find room for them all.
However, there’s no point me addressing them, as they can’t read this. The fools. But it is a good reminder that someone, somewhere is currently enjoying their first day on the Web. In 2015. Bonkers. The question is, can you remember your own first day on the Web?
Nostalgia for N00bs
We want to know, What’s the First Website You Remember Visiting?
This is a very simple question that is sure to send you off on a nostalgic journey of remembrance. And the magical thing is it doesn’t matter whether you first ventured onto the Web in 1994 or 2014. Or, for that matter, any of the years in between.
The World Wide Web is now over 25 years old, and the Internet on which it operates is much older than that. The number of servers, websites, and users has expanded massively in that time, and the Web is now its own ecosystem with important foundations and dark recesses.
However, it hasn’t always been so expansive, and someone finding their way online in the early 1990s would have had no more than a few hundred websites to choose from. Now, there are hundreds of millions of websites to choose from. And we want to know which took your online virginity.
Just tell us the name of the website you remember visiting first, the year of this encounter, and the circumstances surrounding it. Think of it like a game of Clue, telling us whether it was GeoCities in 1996 on a school Macintosh, or IMDb in 2003 on your parents’ Windows XP PC.
Our aim is to create a list of firsts. Of websites which deflowered our readers. All we ask is that you’re completely honest, so whether it was simply the homepage of your ISP, a porn site that a friend had told you about, or even MakeUseOf itself, just let us know in the comments below.
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