1. james32123

    What are some websites you frequented in childhood?

    I wanna hear the kinds of sites that everyone used to go to in the mythical land known as the "past." I know that I used to go to a bunch of sites that a (much) younger me would be interested in, but I've forgotten the names of all of them T-T
  2. Anonicus

    When do you think the Internet peaked?

    So, When do you think the Internet absolutely peaked for you? For me personally it was the mid-late 2000's for me but stopped around 2012-2013 era. The reason why Mid-Late 2000's is due to how the quality overall was just really good to me, Many of the flash games looked really good and that...
  3. kodeb8

    We might be seeing the death of microblogging platforms

    So I've never been super big on microblogging, mainly because it's hard to get any engagement. You basically have to be extremely terminally online and build a cult of personality around yourself for people to listen to you, and I don't like that shit, it's not like a forum where you can just...
  4. Deckade

    Do you believe the wind down of social media and the end times of the internet are a coordinated effort?

    So, since social media has existed, there have been those who have sought to influence it, but recently it feels insane that so few social media sites and forums with free expression are emerging. There are over four billion internet users, and yet this is one of the last semi rational sites...
  5. №56

    What can you tell about someone based on how they type?

    How much can you determine about a stranger on the internet based on their typing style alone? Forget the actual semantic content of a post, I'm just talking about style here - grammar, punctuation, structure, word choice, formatting, etc. - the semi-conscious choices people make when choosing...
  6. AnHero

    Everyone's a sellout now.

    (A Vox article, so there's some predictable concerns, but I find it prescient, since it's something I've been thinking about for a while, and since I am at the age where I have to start 'building a social media presence' in order to get a job.) So you want to be an artist. Do you have to start...
  7. passerby

    Immortal Data

    I thought you guys might like this essay on the immortal nature of data and what happens when we accumulate massive volumes of personal information over a lifetime. What will our digital footprint look like when we're on our deathbeds? (Originally appeared on my Substack and Medium) Data is...
  8. Outer Heaven

    Intentionality and the decay of the Internet. Why do you log on?

    The Internet, like most things nowadays, is decaying. I think a big part of the reason why is that very few people use the Internet intentionally anymore. When the Internet was invented, it was tedious to access. Computers and Internet access were expensive. You had to sit at a computer that...
  9. Soloninja

    does the zoomer generation have zero tech skills?

    Has anyone ran into the zoomers with zero tech skills ? It is at a sad level
  10. AnHero

    The Importance of Boredom for Creativity and Dearth for Innovation

    This is a mix of my own writing and things I've read. I'll credit where appropriate. I'm a young guy, so I never actually lived pre-internet, and barely remember life pre-smartphone, but I think I've got a unique experience compared to some of my peers. This is because I went to boarding school...
  11. GothMonk

    Internet Wipe

    Something I have been thinking about recently: Imagine if one day the internet as we knew it (for whatever reason) died. A great reset, no backups, nothing survived, back to step one. What do you think would happen? How would the world be affected, how would the internet look after? Would...
  12. №56

    Internet Fiction

    This is a thread for fiction written about the internet. Stories that are either set on the internet, involve the internet as a major plot point, or are significantly informed by internet culture. Being published on the internet is a bonus. Non-fiction is allowed, as long as it's creative and...
  13. wearyinternettraveler

    Imgur to Delete Large Swaths of User-Generated Content In true >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk fashion, they close out their garbage decision with a heckin cute doggo. For those who don't know, imgur used to be the main host for >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk images until ~2017. They will be deleting pornographic content as well as images...
  14. Orlando Smooth

    Wholesome corners of the net

    What are your favorite wholesome little niches of the internet? It's easy to feel doomerish about the stats of humanity based on what you see in normie portions of the web, but I've found that small enough communities are capable of still fulfilling the original promise of the internet...
  15. Outer Heaven

    False sanitization of the internet

    Someone shared these screenshots (from Tumblr ew ik) on a Telegram channel I follow and I thought they were spot on. Its sad how few niche spaces there are for different age groups on the internet nowadays. I remember going from sites like Club penguin and Nickelodeon to Miniclip and Poptropica...
  16. manpaint

    The feeling of "living in the future" and the end of the spiral

    They say that knowledge is power. But what can you do when the knowledge show you only despair? It's been nearly one year since I have started to search for a job. I complained to a friend about how little job opportunity there was in the local area. He told me "Don't despair, I am sure I am...
  17. guy who is so high

    Talk about your earliest Internet memories

    I recently discovered the first two videos I ever saw online archived on Youtube. They were originally hosted on a guinea pig-themed website in Flash format, and I vividly remember seeing them when I was 4-6 years old (so, 2002-2004). I'm still looking for the original site these were hosted...
  18. Fig

    Thoughts on the current state of the internet?

    What do you guys think about the general state of the internet. What changes are you happy to see and what changes do you hate?
  19. consonant

    Internet and Laws

    I've been thinking about laws relating to the internet because I've been seeing tech articles like this and this and when I see things like this I don't even think about the event that caused the article I just think about how there's so much more interest in media or government looking into the...
  20. cyberdream

    Have you ever read "Ten arguments for deleting your social media right now", by Jaron Lanier?

    I'm wondering if anyone in this forum read this book. I've deleted most of my social media due to what I've learned while reading this book (I'm only with YouTube and Whatsapp) but I'm trying agora road as an alternative way to have social experiences on internet. Do you guys have social media...