Y2K Nostalgia

For any young whippersnappers who want to know what is was like surfing the web in the late 90's, early 2000's, it's a lot like it is right now. My browser, the one that rhymes with Atari, means most updated websites are not useable with it. Many of the blogs or political newsies appear to have financially gone under and are now similar in trying to click on a function only to have an add pop up. Dick pill spam has simply been replaced with online gambling adds. With a VPN on, some basic websites can't function and that is similar to people whose phone line was their internet connection. Just remember kids, much like myspace then.... when a popular website goes bankrupt, so does all it's up to date security features. We learned this 20 years ago, but I guess there's a generation about to learn this again.

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Wow

Jan 13, 2024 at 10:27pm

Haven't used myspace in so long. Doesn't surprise me that it folded They should rename Facebook "MyFace" because when you look people up, all you get is a picture of their faces. Twitter is for twits and twerps.

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Different Take

Jan 14, 2024 at 2:07pm

For the most part, I don't see that's it so similar. I miss the one way street, before social media and corporations following my every move online. I went browsing, it didn't browse me. I didn't have to sign in or sign up to almost everything to view it. It's an obstacle course now. Ads weren't flying all over the screen in the most intrusive way possible, animated, loud and landing right over the text you are reading. Thankfully, current ad blockers generally work well. I don't have trouble viewing most sites with a VPN. If there is trouble, I can just turn it off for a minute. (By the way, whippersnapper is a term from my grandparents era, and they were born in the late 1800s. I guess it was a tongue in cheek comment :)

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