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Doing a school assignment for IT and need to ask a few people how have you used web browsers in the past (you can go as far back as you want) and also how you use it today. Thanks guys :D

asked Aug 19 '12 at 20:01

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The first web browser I used was the AOL browser back in 1998, I used it to play flash games on Cartoon Network, and so on. Moving on the the 2000's, I used a various amounr of web browsers, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, RockMelt, etc. I used the internet to chill with my friends, for example going on Meebo and AIM Express to talk to them. I went on MySpace for the first time in 2003, I had a MiGente, a Hi5, a Bebo, all around the 2003-2007 era. That changed around 2007, when I changed to Facebook. After that, I just use the web browser Chrome/Chromium to listen to music on YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora etc. I chill with my friends on TinyChat and I use Omegle to meet new people. I broadcast music on Caster.fm so more people can listen to me DJ than just my friends and the people in the NYC area.

answered Aug 19 '12 at 20:11

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DJ Scooby Doo

Interesting, thank you for your input :D

(Aug 19 '12 at 20:15) jacobthriller1982 jacobthriller1982's gravatar image

My mother would still be using AOL is the latest update hadn't broken itself...

(Aug 20 '12 at 02:38) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

Netscape was the first I really used... Then unfortunately IE until Firefox came out. Then in 2010, I jumped to Chrome and haven't looked back.

Mine is really boring lol.

answered Aug 20 '12 at 02:29

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Used to use AOL, I'd say as early as 2001,[me being 4ish] flash games and stuff like that And then in 2009 I got my own PC, laptop, and realized there is so much more out there than just aol, got myself Chrome, Facebook, YouTube, and lockergnome, all that great stuff...

answered Aug 20 '12 at 02:41

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edited Aug 20 '12 at 15:40


(Aug 20 '12 at 15:32) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

he meant to say planning to get it he isnt really from the future ..

(Aug 20 '12 at 15:34) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Oh no, this isn't 2027

hops into his tardis

I mean 2009...

(Aug 20 '12 at 15:40) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

in the begining there was no web broswer to speak of you sent email to search university computer for you information all the browers used to get the info were text based lynx was popular there was no titled graphic webbrowsr there was no flash java and such until Netscape you could call it the most popular if you like how ever when you the first and only of something not much sport there ..

in the 80 Usenet and local BBS was the thing this Usenet was text forums stored on the big computer , local BBS was on the Unix shell of various people who opened there machines up to there neighbors pretty much this lead to AOL and compuserv the frist internet provider service who link more and more to these thing from around he US and over time around the world ..

this lead to the popularity OF IRC these clients all lead to the popularity of the web and change in the way we used it because everyone wanted there own website the web for a while as local provider offered personal web space was like one huge Facebook ..

the companies that had been making all the money in the 60s and 70s from the populairty of cable and CB radio seen commercial value in the internet ,Media companys start produceing BLogs or online magazines and new people were subscribed to the tech and computer mazaines most paper devilered hard version disappeared to the web ..

Geocites and other like it were born communities of cyber hoods , the web became the superhighway that lead to our virtual homes while corps kept build on the advertising of there sites with banners and free give aways.. people would actually put programs on there computer for nothing more then seeing banners on there desk top and clicking them paid 2 cents for each click in the early day people made thousands a this the online auction world was fueled by this free money ..

messangers became a popular way to communicate and message board use net fell to the way side as did IRC some , each of these ICQ , MSN AIM not only were popular each of them came with there own browsers this was the start of the browser war :)

I use the web in all these ways over the years from browser to browser Idea to Idea upand down the web (information super highway ) been a while since I have heard it called that ..

Myspace Facebook and the sort that been around since 2003 roughly were and are a picture of the future of the internet as much as they bring people together and make the world a smaller place they also shrink the web by corralling people all in one small pin point on the web in ways it is also blinding many to what is happening to the web and in other a dumbing back down of a large part of the larger internet community .. there is the group that has broke free or never got involved that keep changing with the time, I look at sties like Facebook as Sheeple zoo in a way the majority that needs to be hand held spoon fed and lead and told whats good for them they these sites have been there home and they have been fed what these groups want them to have they have for got where or what home is really about ..

answered Aug 20 '12 at 09:25

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edited Aug 20 '12 at 10:15

today web browsers are used as the desk top, if its chrome, firefox or any other with plugins and aps or its to connect with there cloud desktop..

its the way computer are moving we will have less need to up grade our devices it will be the cloud server that get more powerful, older computers with working upto date browsers that would bew other wise unused will be able to share the same experance as new devices it will be the speed of the cloud and connection not the power ram and CPU in our devices that count..

you can already see the shift starting to take place years back it started back in 1996 today it coming head on faster each day soon device we use will be flash memory to boot us from the net get loged into out desktops ..

(Aug 20 '12 at 11:10) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image
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