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:
#EarlyInternetMemories Having all your best mates in your status on MSN, if you weren't on that then we had beefDan Mowbray (@Mowkay) March 12, 2014
Do you remember when the Internet was two thirds David Bowie? #EarlyInternetMemoriesLisa (@BiscuitAhoy) March 12, 2014
When telling people you "met in Sainsburys" was GENUINELY NOT A PRE-DECIDED LIE #EarlyInternetMemoriesIsabel Dixon (@isabel_dixon) March 12, 2014
"Get off the internet.. I need to use the phone." #EarlyInternetMemoriesMichael Vaughan (@Mike_Vaughan) March 12, 2014
We had an outside modem and the whole street had to share one homepage #EarlyInternetMemoriesAdrian Bott (@Cavalorn) March 12, 2014
#EarlyInternetMemories urrrrENNNNurrrNGLRRCRRRRcrrrrKEEEEEEEgrrrnnnnnnkCHHHHHHHHH..................Welcome to AOL. You have email.Emma Lawrence (@Emzlina) March 12, 2014
#EarlyInternetMemories Downloading the trailer for the 1998 Avengers movie in an Internet cafe in Belfast. It took 3hrs.Dene Kernohan (@Dene71) March 12, 2014
Spending all day at school with people, then rushing home and spending all night talking to those same people on MSN. #EarlyInternetMemoriesAsh J. Bartlett (@OnlyAshes89) March 12, 2014
Printing photos from a film camera, scanning them in, cropping in paint & setting them to upload on bebo overnight #EarlyInternetMemoriesClare Cullen/Clisare (@Clisare) March 12, 2014
Somebody announcing they have their own website and a room full of people gasping with astonishment. #EarlyInternetMemoriesCalum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) March 12, 2014
#EarlyInternetMemories - The impatient countdown to 6pm to be able to use at aol off peak ratesChris Thompson (@cwt1965) March 12, 2014
Who knows what it will look like in another 25 years...