the old web
In seventh grade, the internet was about 500 Ways to Annoy Your Roommate. We printed it out and passed it around. We were *so* ready for college.
My memory of going online at school was going to WebCrawler, which at that time maintained its own index and was one of the better search engines, and searching for "500 ways to annoy your roommate." As I experienced it, WebCrawler was great, later AltaVista was the best, DogPile (a meta-search engine) became briefly useful, then Google came on the scene. When I started using the internet for real, by which I mean "daily," in 2000, Google was the only search engine that mattered.