The Web is 25: And Twitter gets all nostalgic


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Twitter got all nostalgic about the internet today as the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's turned 25.

Whether it was spending three hours in an internet café trying to download a film or gasping with astonishment when someone announced they had their own website, Twitter users from around the world started sharing their fondest memories using "#EarlyInternetMemories'".

And, in case you've forgotten, it wasn't always the slick, smoothly designed platform we know and love today. Clunky, awkward and very, very, very slow, it’s sometimes a wonder it caught on at all.

Using the phone and the internet at the same time? Not possible. Trying to get your head around ‘emails’ (and then trying to explain it to your mystified parents). And as for the ‘sophisticated’ early games such as Daley Thompson’s Decathlon on the ZX Spectrum…

Anyway, we've handpicked some of the best tweets from the Twitter community. Enjoy wallowing in digital sentimentality:

Who knows what it will look like in another 25 years...