When I first started using the internet aol instant messenger was very popular throughout the United States. Chatting with with schoolmates and people you didn’t know back then brought the thrill that phones could not bring. In those days you could not chat for a long time because the internet was dial-up and using it for too long would result in a spanking from the mom. The internet now is part of my life and without it I wouldn’t know what to do. It is my main form of entertainment from movies to researching.