At 7 years, this is when I came to know about the internet first, internet is a global network that connects all the computers in the world. So many countries in the world are linked to the internet thus exchange of news, data and opinions, internets are decentralized by design unlike other online services. Internet computers called hosts are independent and their operators can choose the internet to use plus the services to make available to the community, there are different and various ways of accessing internet. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/Internet.html
I was in middle school the first time I used it. It was popular for a while before I got on, I just never had an opportunity to use it. But the very first thing I did when I got on was a search for Leelee Sobieski lol.