I never socialized online before Myspace took off because I was too young and dial-up was expensive. I did spend a lot of time on the computer, though. Most of my time was spent coloring in Microsoft Paint - which I found rather difficult - or I'd spend my time filling in B&W photographs in Crayola Art on my grandma's Windows 98 machine. It was fun because the pictures were easy to color and they never went outside the lines because it was on a computer and I loved that. I really enjoyed seeing the different combinations of colors that could be applied to simple things like trees. Purple leaves and green bark for instance. It was all fascinating to me. Now thinking about it, that's what probably paved the way for me to eventually become the Photoshop regular that I am today. After all, after taking a personality test online, I was labeled a composer.
Nobody called me names, bullied me or said that I was an outcast for it, but then again, I was five or six years old.