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World Wide Web Turns 30: Netizens Get Creative With Memes, Go Back In Time Remembering Dial-up Connection's 'most Annoying Sound'

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Twitterati reminisced about the time they used dial-up to connect to the Internet during the initial phases and how it used to 'irritatingly cut out a lot' and make the 'most annoying sound'
  • Many conveyed their gratitude to the platform, using dialogues and stills from movies like ‘Munnabhai MMBS’ and the recent ‘Kalank’ teaser.
  • Star World shared stills from ‘Game of Thrones’ to blame it for spoilers, while some quipped how the World Wide would've face mid-life crisis and had its mother wanting it to get married for turning 30, if it was a person.  

Imagine a life without the Internet today! An Internet-less world is almost impossible nowadays, but three decades ago, it was the reality. However, though the Internet existed before, exactly 30 years ago, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee came up with his master plan of the World Wide Web, changing our lives forever. Netizens, a term which wouldn’t have existed if not for the Internet and World Wide Web, went nostalgic as the platform on which their lives depend, achieved the milestone.  

READ: Google Is Celebrating 30 Years Of The World Wide Web And The Doodle Will Set You On A Nostalgia Overdrive

Twitterati reminisced about the time they used dial-up to connect to the Internet during the initial phases and how it used to 'irritatingly cut out a lot' and make the 'most annoying sound.' Many conveyed their gratitude to the platform, using dialogues and stills from movies like ‘Munnabhai MMBS’ and the recent ‘Kalank’ teaser. Star World shared stills from ‘Game of Thrones’ to blame it for spoilers, while some quipped how the World Wide Web would've face mid-life crisis and had its mother wanting it to get married on turning 30, if it was a person.  

 Here are some of the most interesting reactions. 

 

   

READ: The Internet Is Now 30: With Digital Life Now In, Time For Homegrown Digital Prosperity Through Make In India

Google, which plays a crucial role on the World Wide Web, had honoured the platform and its creator with an interesting doodle and brilliantly illustrated its history. Check it out here

 

       

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