Wednesday, March 12, 2014
HAPPY Birthday WORLD WIDE WEB!!
Oh My Gosh..BEST invention EVER (besides indoor plumbing and eyeglasses). I LOVE YOU!! From my first dial-up days and going on the AOL "folders" to dish about GH to now being on Twitter, Tumblr, Vine..FB..and Blogger.
Ahhhhhh, Life is good. Humans, ya done good. Yes, some parts of the net are dark but for the most part? It's made my life so joyful. Hubs and I were talking about some actor the other day, wondering where we saw them before and we hopped on IMDB. Research is so fast. So RIGHT THERE. So easy to forget life before Google.
Want to hear a song?
Want to see an old TV clip?
Find your long-lost College Roomie?
Order ANYTHING and everything in a click?
Skype with your friends/relatives anywhere in the world? (and space?)
I mean, seriously. Now we can all watch our soap together..in real time. It's just so cool. On the old Soap Zone board we'd have to refresh all the time to "talk". Now no need...just check the feed!! For Soap Fans it did relvolutionize the way we watch, and the way cast/writers/producers interact with us. Maybe not always for the best --but come on, it's just awesome. I've met so many wonderful people in cyberspace -- I can't begin to count them. That includes all of you reading this!
Ok, off my cheer box for the wonder that is the web. I do want to relate a story that happened in about 1993. Xerox had just put in the net earlier that year--or at least an "access" to the net. Wubby Hubby said "type in anything". I typed in "Whoppi Goldberg" and there were NO matches. Then I typed in "Lizards" (my 1 year old was with us) and BAM! STUFF came up. Took and age to load but it was like looking into the future. WOW...then, later I discovered the AOL boards and all was lost. LOL
What is your first memory of the net?
I'm sure some will say: PORN! lol.. heh. Yep. that industry was one of the first to get on the train!
BTW, we are having a HUGE blizzard here. I'm trying to time lapse it for a Vine. Even RIT, The UofR and Xerox closed! WOW.
Not happy. BUT..I will be here for GH!
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