The rankings of the number of desktop visitors are as follows.The results are calculated according to monthly desktop visitor numbers (from home and work) from January to October in 2012.Mind you, this was years before Chris Hansen was popping in to offer you a seat while the decoy internet teen went to go check on the hot tub.There was no catching of predators, no online policing, just pure, unadulterated dangerous fun.Only, truth be told, all the people in those rooms were probably either under the age of 12 or over the age of 50.While today a notion like that might raise a red flag or two, these things were chalked up to good, clean fun back then. Children delighted in their ability to fool others, though looking back it's unlikely that my friends and I fooled anyone with our fifth grade writing skills and general misunderstanding of innuendos.If anything, our parents were more concerned with our tying up the phone lines than our online whereabouts.Sure, we may have been making under-the-table investments with Nigerian princes, but our parents were solely worried about the busy signal clogging our line.
In a time before universal cell phone ownership, this was a pretty serious inconvenience.
Not to mention how annoying that modem sound was when you picked up the phone. When children of the 90s first got in-home internet access, it was a novel and exciting concept.
Finally, a relatively captive audience with whom to share our innermost thoughts, dreams, and anonymous flirtations.
Once upon a time, our parents didn't have a clue what we were doing online.
The internet was a new and exciting place, and it seemed like a safe and inpenetrable fortress of unsupervised mischief.
Those numbers are based on the data from April to October in 2013. Japan app placed Number 10 and increased their number of unique users by 45% just within the past 6 months.