How long have you been using the internet?

@ossie16d (11834)
Australia
October 2, 2006 4:36am CST
How long have you been using the internet? Although I have been using the computer for years, I only started using the internet about 5 or so years ago when our son set up an account for me. His idea was that it would keep me interested plus we could keep in touch with him when he is overseas and gradually I have broadened my horizons since then.
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@DiMitRy (67)
• South Africa
12 Oct 06
I have been using the internet for about 7 years now and I'm very happy that we can use this wonderful tool. You can chat with people all over the world, you can get information on anything at anytime, you can play games, you can... you can... you can... the list just doesn't stop.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
27 Oct 06
I am finding that the internet is brilliant for keeping in touch with people, finding out info that would take me ages from any other source plus I can get online when it suits me. Thanks for your response to the discussion. :)
@zstone (58)
• China
18 Dec 06
I have been using the internet for about 5 years. I did not know internet is good or bad in 2001 when i touched it. but now if i had no internet, mylife would lose it's beautiful color. when i develope a software, I will use internet to search some functions. I will use internet to communicate with my outland friends. today, I think the internet is a part of my life.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
19 Dec 06
It seems as though you have really adapted to life with the internet, as so many people have of course. Thanks for your response. :)
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
15 Nov 06
I think my dad got it at home back in about 1996? My first search was on Keanu Reeves lol (I was 14!) and I remember thinking how many pages there were about him...but if I did it now there would be millions more!
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
A hiccup here I see juicemilk. Darned thing does it to me too. LOL
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@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 06
woooow since 14,how old are you now
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@firelight (1859)
• Australia
15 Nov 06
For years now, I can't remember exactly how long.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thanks very much for your contribution to the discussion. :)
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@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
15 Nov 06
I am using internet for last 4 yaers or so
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thanks very much for your response to the discussion. :)
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15 Nov 06
ave been using the net for bout 9 yrs now
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thank you for responding to the discussion. :)
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@rohit89 (1971)
• India
15 Nov 06
i hav been using since last 6 months
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
How are you finding the internet, as a relative newcomer to it? Thank you for responding. :)
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• United States
15 Nov 06
I'm not even sure when the internet first came out anymore, but I'm pretty sure I began using it when it was available for me to use. The internet is a very valuable resource to me for a variety of reasons. I can meet people all over the world and make friends, I can do all the research I want without ever running out of sources, I have an endless database of writing communities to choose from which is helpful to me since I'm a writer, and best of all, I can attend college from the comfort of my own home, as well as work.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
I cannot remember when the internet first came out but think it was around early/mid-1990's. I do know that our son first got it connected in 1996 but I had nothing to do with it at that time. LOL For you it would be fantastic for your research as well as your studies. Thank you for your response to the discussion. :)
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@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
18 Nov 06
I've been using the internet for about 6 years or so.When I first started I was hopeless.I couldn't type and only used one finger lol.My children were getting sick of me constantly asking how to do things!Now they sometimes have to ask me!
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
It is amazing how we soon learn to manage and it is good to know that now the children have to ask you for assistance. Doesn't that make you feel good. LOL Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. :)
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
Nikki, this is one of those discussions of mine that suddenly became "unresolved", and I cannot find who I gave the best response to first time around. So, your response makes sense to me and it is the sort of response that I would have given it to the first time around. So, you have the best response for this discussion ausnikki. :)
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
About 4 years now .... my partner has had it for about 10 years ..... I didn't do too much because she had the time and I didn't ..... but then we need to check stuff out for our organic farm .... that meant I had to spend more time on it so we could both be up to date with what was happening in the industry. At first it was only to look things up on organic farming methods and crops ...... then my partner started showing me things she found in different forums or sites she did for money .... when she was busy I would do the easy ones for her. Now I use the internet most weeks .... depending on what days I am at home and what is happening on the farm.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
It seems that you are well into the internet now oldboy, what with doing research on organic farming methods as well as being on forums, you have gone a long way. Thanks very much for reading and responding to this discussion. :)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I have been on the internet since I was about 14 years old - thats over 11 years! wow. I don't think I would know half the stuff I know or even half the people I know now if it wasn't for the internet! I know I wouldn't have met my husband if it wasn't for AOL. =)
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Another one who met their partner through the internet. Thanks for responding. :)
@rikpallav (1242)
• India
28 Nov 06
I have been using the Internet since 9 years!!
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
28 Nov 06
Another long term internet user. Thanks for your response to the discussion. :)
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@rohit89 (1971)
• India
28 Nov 06
i have been using it since 6years so far.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
28 Nov 06
Okay and thanks for responding. :)
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@mellyoz (447)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
hi - betty hi
Hi i've been using the internet on and off for the past 4-5 years...
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
About the same time as I have been using it then. Thanks very much for responding. :)
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@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
25 Nov 06
oh id have to say 6 years maybe 7
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
A reasonably long time then. Thanks for your response. :)
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
25 Nov 06
at least 10 years
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
Very good and thank you for contributing to the discussion. :)
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@expect007 (360)
• India
25 Nov 06
about three years
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
Thanks very much for your response. :)
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@marthab (325)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I have been online for 7 years now.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
Great and thanks for your response. :)
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
23 Nov 06
Hmm must be about 9 years. I remember my hubby wanted to get it and he said I would love it - especially for my writing but I wasn't convinced. I've never looked back :) Love the Net and have made so many friends, plus it's a real boon for writers to contact editors, other writers, etc.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
24 Nov 06
I am sure that you are pleased that your husband convinced you to get connected to the internet Bunny. It sure is a great thing and for me one the best things is that when our son is overseas we can easily keep in touch. There have been times when I have chatted to him on MSM several days in a row. LOL Thanks for contributing to the discussion Bunny and may you have many more years enjoying the benefits of the internet. :)
@netty79 (992)
• Indonesia
22 Nov 06
about 3 years
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Thank you very much for responding. :)
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@koushika (693)
• India
22 Nov 06
well, i ve been using internet since 8 yrs for now,...and still am using...at first i used it only for checking mails, and then, it i got more experienced in searches, and finally, my interest grew so much that i ve learnt web designing though my field of knowledge is completely different from computers...:)
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
I guess that is the way for most people. Initially they use the internet for emails and then broaden their horizons. Thanks for contributing to the discussion. :)
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