You know, once every three or four blue moons, I'll catch myself missing the old days of when I first got on the internet in 1997 when it was all so new, bright, and exciting. All that surfing for the search to find an awesome chatroom. I remember the very first chat I entered too. ( http://www.chatting.com ) However, the most awesome chat was Area 51 at Geocities chat. I did a lot of roleplaying there. It was a cycle there. Groups would disband and move on, then a new group would form with a bunch of new players. I was there for several of them. The messenger of choice was ICQ. Everyone had personal homepages at Geocities... except for me. I went to Tripod because of one roleplayer.
Now it's all blogs and social networking. The internet isn't bright and awesome as it was but I guess when you get older, it seems like everything is coming to an end while the kids today are finding it all new, bright, and awesome. ;)