When I was 12 years old I started my first website. It was 1997 and the public Internet was brand new to Puerto Rico. My parents bought a second telephone line to the house in order to not interrupt the main house phone line. Back in the day, this was extravagant… but I was obsessed and wanted to be online all the time. My website was hosted on the now defunct Geocities. It was chock-full of crazy 90’s dancing stick figures and flashy GIFs. Most of all, I had pictures of NSYNC. Remember ICQ and then MSN messenger? I made a few friends from other countries, which I’m still friends with, and a lot of local friends. My life was defined by the Internet and still is.