When we think about the internet in the '90s, there are tons of things to be nostalgic about (and plenty of things to be glad stayed in the past, too, but let's focus on the positive for now). A lot has changed in major ways since the '90s, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the realm of technology. Indeed, the internet itself has evolved in ways I don't think most people ever anticipated. As a whole, these changes have brought people closer together, expanded social networks, and provided more accessible education and resources for a progressively growing range of people, all of which is awesome.
Still, it can be fun to think back to our fondest memories of using the internet in the '90s. Now, many of us can use the internet on our phones whenever we want, or have an easily transportable laptop or other device to carry around with us everywhere we go. Back in the '90s, though, most of us used the internet while at school, the library, or on the family computer in the living room — and the limited nature of our access to it made the time we had to spend on the internet that much more desirable.
And thankfully, the Reddit community is here to jog all those fond memories of the internet in the '90s. As is the case with a lot of thoughts and feelings based around social and cultural shifts, many of these personal memories ring true for most of us who grew up with the internet, watching it change and evolve over time. Here are a few of my favorite responses. Be sure to check out the full thread over at AskReddit for more!