Thirty years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for the project, which was to become the World Wide Web. To mark the date, we ask readers to share their favorite and formative memories of online communities from the 90s and early 00s. This could be a story of relationships forged through obsolete forums, crucial dramas in long lost threads or distant friends introduced by niche interests on the Internet.
We Want To Tell Stories That Once Captured The Internet It was before it was ruled by a handful of companies: a platform of seemingly endless discovery and the otherwise impossible connection.
Tell us your best story about the platform you miss most. They could be as popular as MySpace, Bebo, Habbo Hotel, Drown in Sound or Neopets – or one we've never heard of.
How to contact us
You can share your experience with the form below – also anonymous if you wish. Only the Guardian can see your posts, and we have a selection in our reports.