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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by classixuk, May 7, 2011.


  1. classixuk

    classixuk PetForums VIP

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    Before Google was ever invented, or became king of the search engines, which was your preferred choice of search engine and do they still exist?

    For a while, mine was 800go.com - they claimed to check something like 10 search engines for you at once. Just checked and the page is still up. LOL 800go.com - TWELVE SEARCH ENGINES IN ONE !

    And then after that, my search engine of choice was AskJeeves.com which I liked a lot seeing as you literally "asked the question".

    What about yours?
     
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    Ask Jeeves
     
  3. rona

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    The library :D
     
  4. classixuk

    classixuk PetForums VIP

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    lol! :d ;)
     
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    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    and their comprehensive collection of Encyclopedia Britannica. :001_smile:
     
  6. classixuk

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    That you couldn't loan as it was a "reference book". You had to literally sit there for hours and do your work in the library. :eek:
     
  7. CharleyRogan

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    There were search engines before google?
     
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    classixuk PetForums VIP

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    lol. :d

    ;)
     
  9. CharleyRogan

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    I honestly don't remember anything before google! It came out in 1996 so I was only 6 :)
     
  10. Cockerpoo lover

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    Mine was "ask jeeves" but now use Bing.
     
  11. classixuk

    classixuk PetForums VIP

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    God bless ya Charley.

    So you won't remember when every magazine came with a CD disk that said "Try AOL today" - which you would load onto your computer and register for a free trial, after which they still charged you for months. Oh, and they had a special internet browser that wouldn't let you get onto certain sites that they didn't like. All this was done for an internet connection that made your phone engaged and allowed you to download a music file in 2 hours. :D
     
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    Mine was good old Ask Jeeves... and I was on an awful dial up connection with Red Hot Ant and they gave some kind of unlimited access thing if you stayed connected... problem was, their connection dropped every 3 minutes and I ran up a £250 phone bill for my Mum that summer :eek:
     
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    when I first started secondary school if we needed to research anything it meant hours spent in the school library, looking in books, taking notes and photocopying things. its so much simpliar with google now, wonder how many school kids have never looked in an encyclopaedia?
     
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    The Library or Ask Jeeves. :D
     
  15. CharleyRogan

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    I don't envy people who went to uni before the tinterweb. I get loadsa stuff off wikipedia and read books online. Saves me petrol and time!!
     
  16. XxZoexX

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    I remember good ol dial up and crappy AOL :lol:
    Dont really remember what search engine i used tho, Have to say it wasnt until broadband and google that i really used the net.. too impatient :lol:
     
  17. CharleyRogan

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    I remember dial up! and the sqwarky noise, and you couldn't use the phone or if you did there would be arguments cos you cut the other person off the internet!

    yeah I remember CDs with AOL on them. Blocking sites I don't know because my mum did it all for me so I didn't stumble on anything I shouldn't :eek:
     
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    Alta Vista
     
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    ask jeeves and the library lol
     
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