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Windows 7: What is the first website you remember bookmarking?

16 Jul 2011   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
What is the first website you remember bookmarking?

This just kinda popped into my head today, so I figured I'd ask the people who I know who probably have the most time online. . . you great folks at 7!

What was the first website you remember bookmarking? Back when you first ventured online, what site was the first one you remember liking so much, or finding so useful, that you bookmarked it?

If I recall correctly, I got online in about '96, AT & T Worldnet service, and the first site I think I bookmarked (Netscape of course) was the IMDB. To this day, dozens of browsers and computers later, IMDB is still in my bookmarks menu bar.

How about you?
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16 Jul 2011   #2

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16 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Bookmarks didn't exist when I got on the Internet. Nor did Internet Explorer. Access was limited to businesses and universities. Mostly just one-line messages on a DOS screen. When AOL started, I got on that with a 9600 baud modem. Don't remember much about that though as there wasn't much to see. I do remember having access to the company network in terminal mode with execution privileges on the mainframe. That's something that would be unheard of now days. There wasn't a lot "online" in the early days.

But jumping ahead to around 1995, my first bookmark was Microsoft.
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16 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Google - My Homepage and bookmark
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16 Jul 2011   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I believe it was our ISP, Prodigy (this was in 1995), next was MS.
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16 Jul 2011   #6
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

I can't really remember but it was either my ISP or Microsoft.
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16 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i jest it was my email client
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16 Jul 2011   #8

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I have no idea what the first site was that I bookmarked. I got on the 'net in the late 80's via mainframe. Everything was text only back then and I remember what a big deal hyperlinking was. My employer provided me with a 2400 baud modem and paid for a dedicated phone line at my home. I could connect to the mainframe via a terminal program on my PC then connect to the internet from there. 2400 baud worked OK for text but there wasn't a lot of content yet so it was passable. My first use of the internet was accessing usenet newsgroups which were somewhat analogous to the forums we read today. Didn't use email much because few people I knew had an email account back then.
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16 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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16 Jul 2011   #10

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

I left a chisel mark on the corner of the Ten Commandments after Moses brought them down off the mountain. Didn't want to forget about that lying and stealing stuff.

(Just trying to keep up with the old veterans.)

It was probably ESPN, though I don't remember for sure. One of my first big thrills back then (1995) was realizing that I didn't have to wait for the morning newspaper (remember those?) to read the box score and see the standings after a ballgame.
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