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bleak has inspired me. who's old enough to have used this? WHAT WAS YOUR NUMBER?
I had to make do with virgin.net chatrooms
that i met on it.
it was not a success.
also, i had to go to swansea.
"I C Q(ueers)"
it was a messaging / chat program. i seek you. i c q. DO YOU SEE?
mine started 16. i can't remember the rest :(
but do remember some rather dark conversations
and I have no more than a hazy idea of what this is.
back in the day.
hayday of around 2001.
apparently 31m people worldwide still use it today. huh?
probably earlier than that - maybe 1999.
I still struggle now, to be honest.
It was amazing though, you could message anybody at random on it.
There are some weird people in the world I tell you what
I stopped using it when I discovered MSN. Actually I stopped using it approximately 3 months after I started using it, which would have been about 99/2000
i didn't realise for months why it was called icq.
got rid of it when annoying americans kept hassling me. It was prety good though.
i wound one up by explaining how liking football made him 'totally gay' (sweaty men, shorts, lots of running).
which amused my 14 year old self very much
then I would claim it wasn't me, but my sister, who must have somehow got my log in details.
i can't remember. i was so young
was on AIM for ages tho
and i have absolutely no idea what my number was
that mine started 168.
i think it's still installed on the old PC at my mum's.
off by heart, but i think it started with 5 or something, so i may have been a latecomer.
i was pretty addicted to it for a while.. but really don't think i ever used it after 1999/2000 ish.
people really still use it now??
hear that "uh-oh" sound it used to make in my head now!
I forgot my number.
Its still popular amongst geeks because its a very lightweight protocol and you can even use it on a commodore 64
want to use a C64?
In 97 I used it on my Atari ST, because the Pc was in the living room and hte atari in my bedroom
I can't remember my number. There were some right weirdos on there. I had AIM as well.
"hey are you a bloke...cos...you know..if you are..its ok..I'm a gayer"
They usually admit the truth..the nyou can expose the mto everyone else as a big fairy
DJ Speedranch and Venetian Snares used it during the recording process of 'Making Orange Things'.
or source material?
icq and irc are still teh main modes of comm for tracker artists
Not sure how ICQ works though.
I can remember my old aol email address firstname.lastname@example.org
why can I remember this stuff and not useful things?
cos my email address was @xoom.com which is no more :(
but my more recent one is
I still remember it. Scary!