Since how long you are using Internet and..

Internet - Share your experiences.
@babshish (1390)
India
July 29, 2009 10:01am CST
Since how long you are using internet and what you feel has changed since then. Personally I am using internet for more than a decade now, and lots of things have changed, like speed, cost and lots of different site, ways to earn, socialize etc. What are your experiences, will be glad to hear from you all.
15 responses
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
I have been using the internet since the days of the bulliten boards. A server you dialed directly in to with your modem. As far as actual internet usage, I would say since probably around 1991. There were not many websites back then and they were much simpler. You didn't have streaming video and huge flashy graphics, low speed modems and dial up internet connections couldn't handle them. Chat was limited to forums and "IRC" (internet realy chat)clients. Yahoo was just a search engine back then. There was no such thing as instant messaging, or social network sites. My, how things have changed.
@babshish (1390)
• India
29 Jul 09
Hey thats really a long long time, at that time I just used to read about internet in books. So you have seen almost internet from childhood to it current age, And I think it is still growing and we will see more changes (good and bad both) in future. Thanks for sharing your experience.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
yeh, I pretty much watched the internet "grow up", lol. The internet is still a young adult though, can't wait to see it 10 years from now.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
2 Oct 09
Hey, Well I haven't really been using the Internet for that long, I have actually been using it for about 6 years only, and it hasn't really changed much over the years. Besides I can see more competition online, that is probably about it. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@babshish (1390)
• India
5 Oct 09
Hi EliteUser, thanks for sharing your views, of course there is not much drastic change in past 5-6 years, except the internet charges which came down due to competition, but still I feel that the speed has improved a lot and many more opportunities are available on the net for earning money as well as gaining knowledge.
@308369666 (111)
• China
30 Jul 09
The Internet has changed my life, LET ME KNOW MORE INFORMATION, I will not be closed,There are times in the amateur entertainment with a new, Let me know some of my frieds do not know.Really thank ful to the Internet, thanks to scientific and technological progress.
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah it has changed life of every one and has became important part of our daily routines. But I didn't got what exactly you wanted to tell.
• Indonesia
30 Jul 09
I recognize internet actually since in high school. Forthright..first i know how communicate with others only by pass email. So that's the first time i know part of internet. Initially most more interested with yahoo because in this site we can come in contact with many people. For browsing, i'm not interesting, not yet. After in college, i became more know about utilization yahoo as the online media and i knew about webcam too....so we can communicate with other from around the world with camera.....
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah seems we all are using internet since long and seen the various changes in the use of internet. Thanks for sharing your views.
• India
30 Jul 09
I am using internet for about 11 years and what I felt is its the change of speed, cost and reachability with lot of browsing centers in almost all the streets. Cheers. See you around.
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes you are right it has changed a lot in past one decade. And really happy to see everyone sharing their experiences on their net usage till date. Enjoy surfing and myloting.
• India
30 Jul 09
Hello there! I've been using the internet since a decade i guess. I'm not a frequent surfer. But yeah, the changes I've noticed.. Hmmm, before I knew to use Outlook express and used it as a main means to communicate. Its not the scenario, social sites have changed. Changes in speeds, cost, etc. Internet has thus become a fantastic thing to communicate with people now. Happy Mylotting.
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes their are lot of changes in internet speed, quality, availability of information, etc. Also social networking is the best part where you can interact with the members across the globe, even if you don't know them.
@Krupik (95)
• Poland
30 Jul 09
Ok - I rememeber times WITHOUT Internet. But it is like... very far memory. I am addicted to it. I check 50 blogs everyday. I check my email box like every other minute. My live without it will be so empty!
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Cool, infact we all have became addicted to internet in some way or the other. And yeah it has became very necessary thing in our daily routine. At least for me.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
30 Jul 09
I am using it from last 4-5 years, and i didnt had any knowledge about it, i learned everything after i got it at home. Earleir we were troubled by excessive billing etc, but later many competitive companies have come forward and it has become cheaper to use it. About earnigs, i started it all like an entertainment, and later when found many interesting ways to earn ...now it has become a passion...and now i feel like i should earn more and more. Even for communication it has become easier and now we cant go a single day without internet....Happy earnings !!!
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Nice to hear that Eshaan, that you learnt everything on your own, and yes you get variety of options from different service providers, compared to earlier. And really nice that you are not only using internet for pure surfing but also on making money. All the best.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
since it came out......been so long...........part of my daily life already
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah, not only yours but mine as well, and also of many other people.
@NikonX (1)
• Latvia
30 Jul 09
Iam using internet since 2004! Everything is changed when i got internet, specially internet speed. But where i live its not avaible to get fast internet! I just can watch how others people are proud with they internet speed! Ways to earn are much more than before year! More people want to earn money when sitting at home, and they are making sites!
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah, many things have changed since then and some are good and some are bad, like at that time there were not so many scams as they are presently. And also money making oppurtunities are more compared to earlier. Lets make the best use of it. Thanks for sharing your views.
• India
30 Jul 09
I have been using internet since 1995 and now as you said correctly that internet is taking an altogether different format. May it be sharing, collaboration of documents in organization or social networking, making friends and many more. I hope we have too much of surprises to be seen in coming year
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Surely we will have lots of surprises in future, the way technology is growing. It has changed a lot from past and it will change more in future as well. Lets make the best use of it. Thanks for sharing your views.
@knrsekar (1009)
• India
29 Jul 09
I am using the net for about 6 years..At the beginning we used to work with dial up connections and most of the time, we may not get connected with the net.But now, we are able to online always with the improvement in the technology. Also, there were no number of online earnings sites in those days.Now ,we can not count them.The main thing I forgot to tell is , the download speed..Previously, if we open a page, that will take much time and also the pages will be opened as like we are lowering s screen.Now, it is happening in fraction of a second.I don't know if such social sites were there or not.Now, 100s of such sites are available.Really these changes are beyond our imagination.Also we can not predict as what will happen in the next two or three years..Science is going on developing..Also the ill doings of men ..
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah the speed of internet has changed drastically compared to dial up connection. And the earning opportunities are so many, which can really help us all a lot. Yes you are right that these changes are beyond imagination but I feel there are many more things in future. Lets hope for more better things.
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
29 Jul 09
Hi, I've been using the internet from when I got my first computer in 1996. At that time there was dial up internet connected with the telephone line. The off peak hour was from 6pm otherwise it would be expensive since you had to pay for how long you stay online during the day it cost more like the telephone. AT 6pm I would be in front of pc trying to connect and all the time it was busy since many people would log in at that time too. So after about 10 tries I would finally be connected. Mostly I used to chat and do some research. But when compared to today it took a long long time for sites to load especially when there were images and most of the site's design was very basic. There weren't any social networking sites as long as I know and much less info. Today technology has so much evolved in these past 13 years that the experience is incomparable. Who knows how it will be in 10 years time. I will surely have a new laptop with a new technology.
• India
29 Jul 09
im using internet from almost 5 yrs.. n ive seen that internet is going really cheap..early on der was no free usage available...now i get 2 gb for free...and unlimited access wasnt affordable then....now it is... n technology wise,earlier while using internet phone couldnt be used...the instrument was to be dedicated...now the splitter makes t possible to use both simultaneously
@babshish (1390)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah agree with you that lots of things have changed since they were in past. Now Internet has almost became the one of the daily need for most of the people. And the good things developed in technology has also helped every one in some way or the other.
• United States
14 Dec 09
I've been using the computer since 2001. For the past year I've been using it for building an online business for myself. So that means attending tutorials and attempting to make some money. I can see right now, it's going to take some time and effort.