Remember when you were fun? Late night games of Diablo and Unreal? Actual free sites without ads, angles or cookies? Remember when trolling meant going into a Metallica chat room and all capping ‘METALLICA SUCKS!’? Remember the days when there were groups of common interest who actually got together for the love of something rather than the hate for anything else?
Do you remember a time before users would look for anything that could be bent into controversy to feed faux outage? What about the time when ideas were freely exchanged without the fear of being policed or corrected constantly?
What the fuck happened to you? I see more con artists than artists. More fabricated causes of the week than innovations.
Dear Internet, I know we’ve been together for a long time now but I don’t know who you are anymore. I just know this isn’t working.
It’s you. Not me.