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Any good books on why the internet is 99% garbage clickbait since the beginning of this decade? 4chan started sucking around the same time.
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>>13278361
Internet has never been good
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>>13278361
because me and similar people are allowed to speak their mind
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You aren't going to like the answer. The answer is capitalism.
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The eternal september
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>>13278361
The internet's fine, it's only a problem for people that don't like people.
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The Shallows
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>>13278361
The Internet is a network of computer networks. It has all kinds of data transferred via all kinds of protocols, and only a handful can theoretically hold “garbage clickbait”. What you're referring to is The World Wide Web, and even then you're an idiot, because you are the one to choose all that garbage clickbait — most likely because your social network of choice suggests it. Go fuck yourself.
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Tim Wu has some good books on this. He popularized the term net neutrality and I think the book attention brokers is relevant to OPs question
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>>13279535
>most likely because your social network of choice suggests it. Go fuck yourself.

No, you go fuck yourself. Google search has gone to shit with top results being sponsored ones instead of relevant ones and youtube's front page even without signing is 95% clickbait channels and videos.

>>13278496
Is it anything specific? Pic related.

>>13279402
>The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember

2011, hmmm. Right around when the internet started becoming srs bsns. I've been wondering for a while now how the internet is going to affect (or is already affecting) living memory.
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The answer is mobile phones.
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>>13278361
became more accessible and mainstream and black people and women started using it more
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In sum: SEO and advertising conducted by large corporations and agencies. It's now very difficult to find unique or interesting sites via one's search engine, whereas previously you could happen upon certain gems. I'm not too broken up about it, though.
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>>13279643
the quality of videogame communities has dropped tremendously, it's not just consolidation of the net it's a shitty userbase that before thought the internet was too nerdy for them.
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>>13279613
If you use the shit that is suggested, you are the problem.
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>>13279699
(I don't have any friends to consider using twitter and facebook.)
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>>13278496
wow, just wow.
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>>13278361
Eternal September
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>>13278361
>99% garbage clickbait
the concept of clickbait can only be found on very specific types of websites, so there's your answer, stop visiting shit sites and actually explore the internet
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Social media, consolidation, smart phones, decline of anonymity, commericalization
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>>13279886
>the concept of clickbait can only be found on very specific types of websites
the concept of clickbait has existed since email.
I'm guessing you don't consider spam to be a form a clickbait

>>13278361
The answer is very simple actually
Idiots who click on clickbait are the same ones who don't use script and ad blockers, and make the most money for advertisers.
I blame the schools for lowering educational standards and not incentivizing critical thinking and self-respect.
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>>13279992
>I blame the schools for lowering educational standards
I too hate niggers.
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>guy asks for book recs on a topic
>guy receives thread full of NEET analysis on the topic, much of it not even coherently presented
See what OP means about 4chan going to shit?
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Read Marshall Mcluhan
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>>13280007
Guys, we have a volunteer to post in all the threads about Jews!
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>>13280007
4chan went to shit when people who didn't even watch anime started posting.
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>>13278381
4chan was even worse in the beginning. 4chan was shit until 2015 when the libertarians and degeneracy started being displaced.
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>>13278361
Internet started declining in 1993 everything after that has been an Eternal September.
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>>13278381
lies.
>>13279621
this and social media
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>>13280087
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>>13280266
>4chan was even worse in the beginning. 4chan was shit until 2015

You should genuinely kill yourself.

> when the libertarians and degeneracy started being displaced.
What the fuck are you talking about? Degeneracy is more widespread on 4chan than ever except somehow newfags are able to compartmentalize it, jerking off to shemales and whining about sjws.
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>>13280287
I only got the internet in 1999/2000. It seemed ok back then.
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Feel free to leave at any time
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>>13279535
>The Internet is a network of computer networks. It has all kinds of data transferred via all kinds of protocols, and only a handful can theoretically hold “garbage clickbait”. What you're referring to is The World Wide Web,

AKSHYUALLYYYYYYSHSHSHYYY...
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>>13278361
Byung-Chul Han has a few books on the subject. Namely, The Transparency Society, In the Swarm, and Psychopolitics.
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>>13280963
Remember, you're here forever. You CAN, however, take vacations, through a combination of getting banned and sheer willpower
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>>13280266
Imagine being this fucking deluded
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>>13280369
probably talking about us starting to oppose the tranny menace that we gave rise to as the fringe of the internet.
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>>13279613
The Shallows is good, currently re-reading (well, listening on tape, which is ironic). The answer to your question is "completely, fundamentally, physically rewiring our brains".
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>>13280011
Understanding Media is a trip; I'd second anon's recommendation for The Shallows elsewhere in the thread too.
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To save this discussion from going nowhere, let's presume that the internet still has an enormous amount of great valuable things (it sure does!), but the new users evidently lack the ability to find it on their own, and therefore complain. Transfer of techniques is teaching; how do we teach them? “GTFO” and “lurk more” don't work well with the uninitiated.

Don't forget that there are forces that would like these users to remain uninitiated. Facebook hasn't even pretended that the goal of its project of giving Africans free smartphones with limited internet access isn't teaching them that Internet equals Facebook from the very beginning.
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>>13281191
>giving Africans free smartphones with limited internet access isn't teaching them that Internet equals Facebook from the very beginning.
Those Africans are going to find out the hard way that Doordash will not deliver the Red Cross relief foodstuffs and AIDS medicine they need.
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>>13281191
I'm going to get shit for this but...

We should always refer newfags to the sticky. Refer them to Know Your Meme whenever they go asking about "I'm 12 and what's this?". Actually tell them how to use image search (but only once per thread, no spoon-feeding) That's it from me, any other suggestions?
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>>13281191
someone not intelligent enough to learn by lurking should not be encouraged to stay
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>>13281249
these desperate invaders will attack you and call you an idiot for using 4chan lingo that they don't recognize. they don't care about fitting in.
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>>13281191
>let's presume that the internet still has an enormous amount of great valuable things (it sure does!), but the new users evidently lack the ability to find it on their own, and therefore complain.
It undeniably does, but even most artists/creators (of any kind) have moved across multiple social media platforms to stay relevant, and discoverable. The personal website isn't quite dead, but things such as links out and webrings (to discover more cool shit) seem to be.

Creation is now defined as pure "content" and the vast majority of people have become conditioned to wanting to receive it through an oversaturated feed, and to only give it a second of attention. Beyond that it's inconvenient.
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>>13278361
If you really thought it was trash you wouldn't be here.
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>>13280369
hahah ye bro 4chan used to be so epic! cat memes and winrar LOOOOOOOOL
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>>13278361
I hate the internet by Jarrett Kobek
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>>13279535
This
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The internet is tubes
the internet is a series of tubes
it’s not something you can just dump something on
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Yes, humans are idiots and now we are connected to each other. The shitstorm is unstoppable. Just disconnect for a few days every now and then to keep your sanity.
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>>13280369
Back in my day, son, gore and child porn were regular after-hours events, and anything less than a paragraph got you muted from /r9k/ for at least a half hour
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>>13278496
this
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>>13278361
Lot49
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>>13279535
Based
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>>13282131
Kek
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>>13278361
No need for a book, it's the rise of phoneposters. Before there used to be somewhat of a barrier to entry to using the internet and it was a fairly niche thing. Now the common man and even worse, the common woman have found it and normalized it. This can never be undone, collectivized mediocrity is the only future.
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>>13281288
The "desperate invaders" have already won on 4chan. 4chan doesn't have a persistent history and so any set of newfags can push their version of 4chan history and rules (which the mods haven't been consistently these days).
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>>13278361
Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget (2010). He basically argues that Web 2.0 tends to create hive minds that take away from true creativity.
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It went from being available to nerds to being available to everybody

And as well know, the average person is a completely fucking moron

and half of them are even dumber than that
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>>13282427
Does being a "nerd" even have meaning anymore?
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>>13282712
None whatsoever.
As a jock, I find it repulsive that faggots have appropriated our terminology.
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>>13278361
The primary problem is that of size - specifically, that large communities just don't work all that well. Twitter is garbage partly because it's got millions of users. Smaller communities - think pre-social media forums or small Discord servers - are both much more manageable and better suited for actual nuanced discussions.

Back when the Internet was more of a college-to-college thing, newbies to the 'Net would have to basically lurk moar to learn how things worked and not fuck up. Because it was a yearly thing with a manageable number of newcomers, things were okay on the Internet. But then came Eternal September - i.e., September 1993, when AOL began offering USENET service to its customers. Without a cap to the influx of new users (which the freshmen influx naturally provided), the culture could not integate the large amount of new users. All of the AOL newcomers overwhelmed the existing culture, which basically fucked it up for everyone.

Capitalism, dumbass tech bros, and government surveillance don't help improve things, to be sure. But the primary problem with the Internet is that it's just too goddamn big in too many goddamn places for anyone to do a goddamn thing about making it better.

(We should all go back to BBS forums and GeoCities sites. Or whatever the Indie Web/modern web equivalent of that is these days, anyway.)
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I just miss small communities. I remember having niche forums for certain interests and games, were the regulars all knew each other. There was a respect and understanding of where people were coming from because you'd seen so many of their posts you were willing to hear them out. I've gone back and visited them in the last year or so, and of course they're all dead - everyone moved to Discord or Reddit.

The problem with the concentration of discussion happening in a handful of massive platforms isn't just how homogenized the conversation framework becomes, but how 'social media-y' it is. Every comment and reply has a score next to it that tells you how popular it is, and that just wrecks the whole point of it for me.

What /should/ happen is that we should realise that the massive platforms have gone to the dogs and seek something out, but that just isn't happening for whatever reason. No marketing budget for people like us, I suppose.
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>>13283163
There's no going back.
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>>13282883
>As a jock, I find it repulsive that faggots have appropriated our terminology.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZEdDMQZaCU
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>>13283163
There are small imageboards but trying to interact in threads that get one reply every two days is awful.
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>>13282923
>We should all go back to BBS forums
No thank you. Imageboards are superior in every way.
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>>13283309
>Esports 2004 : skinny dorks
>Esports 2019 : dudebros
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>>13282923
Is there some kind of history on what that college-to-college internet was like before Eternal September? I always have to wonder exactly what was lost.
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>>13284321
I'm sure there's archives somewhere. It's not like 4chan where only certain things got recorded (and distorted over time EVEN though it's digital).
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>>13280011
>>13280991
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>>13282391
Thanks.

>>13282005
>the internet is a series of tubes
No one remembers this anymore.
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>>13284321
> The Google Groups archive of Usenet newsgroup postings dates back to 1981.[3]

Their interface is horrible, though, you'd better search for posts in a specific date range, then choose some boards, and alter the search to get meaningful selection.
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>>13285886
I found out what to do. Just go to the groups page signed into a google account, type "before:YYYY/MM/DD" followed by a search term, and there you have it. For some reason though all results would stop loading after 29 or 30 posts, which is probably due to google's fucked up search program. Anyways, I went through a few and they're just what you would expect. Lots of signatures, university or corporation addresses, and just general hobbyists. The average reply length is also way longer, so that the vast majority of posts were at least a few sentences long. It wasn't my first time through the archive but it's neat to revisit it. I just hope google sorts it out.
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>>13283163
This motherfucker gets it.
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>>13281191
Zoomers, normies and newfucks will never get it; I've come to realize this. We are past that point in history. They will never be able to appreciate what this is because they don't know how good it once was. All of the younger generations are irreverent and obnoxious to the point where this sort of geriatric complaining about "the young people" is actually warranted. Our civilization is fucking dying, ofc the internet has worsened; you younger cunts just spawned in the wake of cultural desolation. How could have any sort of appreciation for the internet?
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I feel anyone that would write a book on the subject wouldn't have the experience and correct distanced and critically analytical mindset to do it properly. Someone like Angela Nagle but not so biased and focused on one "problematic" subject. The tale of the Internet probably needs to be told in part by assembled oral legend by those that participated.

Example:
http://tanasinn.info/wiki/Complete_History_of_4chan

I feel like I actually have some pretty decent feeling for the Eng side of the internet and it's cultural waves, but sadly I have no real talent or educational background to write a sociological masterwork on the subject. Hopefully someone does before people like me all die/kill themselves and all the knowledge is lost like Etruscan.
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>>13282131
based desu I wish I was here during the cp days..
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>>13287665
>Hopefully someone does before people like me all die/kill themselves and all the knowledge is lost like Etruscan.
Isn't already lost? There's barely any anons older than 25, let alone 30, anymore and newfags have this false memory of 4chan being a stormfront base.
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>>13278496
Based
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>>13287702
NIGGER
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>>13278361
The internet was never good. You made your once niche disease of immorality spread to normal people. Now everyone is as vulgar as you and you no longer feel edgy because of it, and you want it to go back to when you could pretend to be superior because you understood and were completely numb to how vile it was. You are a faggot, OP.
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>>13288778
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>>13288803
The fuck is this supposed to be?
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>>13288778
How is that wrong or bad?
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>>13288778
Maybe
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>>13288239
>and newfags have this false memory of 4chan being a stormfront base.
It wasn't, but being openly racist ***for non-political reasons*** for normal.
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>>13289240
was normal, I mean.
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>>13289245
I mean, it was always racist but I don't think it was as malicious as it is now, with anons thinking they're part of some racewar, even though they are outcasts of their own race.
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>>13289296
I was typing this up to post on it's own, but it should function as a reply as well:

The memetic culture of 4chan has progressed through several stages, which I will outline. My memory is a bit too jumbled to give precise dates, so you'll just have to fill those in on your own.
1. Sincere -- original stage. Memes are used because they are funny, with no deeper meaning. Not much to say about this, other than to stress the "no deeper meaning" aspect (no political meaning either). Examples: over 9000, pool's closed, longcat. Most memes from this period are dead and would probably appear "cringey" to modern posters.
2. Ironic. Memes are used to express a joke that is not the image itself. Memes are a way of communicating jokes in some sort of meta context. Example: ">my face when / >mfw". This isn't showing a funny image reflecting the poster's reaction to something, but is an image in which the reaction itself is the joke. Other examples: ishgddt/shiggy diggy, trollface. I find this stage hard to explain in hindsight and I think modern users would find it difficult and alienating. Personally, this was my most enjoyable period of using this site.
3. Post-ironic. The true downfall begins at this point. Memes are no longer taking place in a meta context, but are images used to express a sincere feeling, albeit in an ironic way. The previous ">my face when" is corrupted to ">that feel when/>tfw" and now expresses something the user actually feels. ">tfw no gf" is a literal lament about not having a girlfriend, but expressed as if it were a joke. Politics also enters in at this point. You can notice a difference here, as even with the previous political jokes about Ron Paul, these were still Stage 2, utilizing a doomsday scenario to make a meta joke (and thus it wasn't obnoxious and was still funny); the new Stage 3 political humor is based around sincerely advocating some political viewpoint. I don't think I really need to give examples of this as it is still ongoing.
4. ??? Some type of sincere political discontent. This is the most obnoxious, cancerous thing that has yet occurred, in which politics begins to pollute everything. I won't say more about this.

Also your post (>>13289296) falls into the Stage 4 category, because you're using this an opportunity to take a political snipe at people. Go fuck yourself.
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>>13283163
I recently entered to civfanatics(a 20+ years civilization forum) and it was pretty active. GOTM is still active and the two mods i used to play are still being developed(one is a mod of a mod of a mod of a mod at this point, he has a road map to understand what the thing is).
Forums for games that had a big modding community are still pretty active usually.
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>>13289376
2 can be summed up quite well with the intentionally poor drawn memes. Like "trickery town" or "can't hold these items." Good write-up though.
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>>13289500
My favorite stage 2 meme is Bane-posting.
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>>13289376
> Sincere -- original stage. Memes are used because they are funny, with no deeper meaning. Not much to say about this, other than to stress the "no deeper meaning" aspect (no political meaning either). Examples: over 9000, pool's closed, longcat.

You have to look at the bigger picture to understand the context. The web was full of hypocrite “netiquette” of big forums and blogs, while people of imageboards didn't see shouting “IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAND!!!” or stating, as a side note, that Hitler did nothing wrong as outrageous. It was self-irony that kept normalfags away.

Then too many people took that for a new trend in “internet speak”, and it was natural to make fun of that.
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>>13289810
I don't really get what you're saying.
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>>13289376
1. Kantian Idealism
2. Late-tier Modernism
3. Post-Modernism with traits of Meta-Modernism
4. Oh no, it is political New Sincerity.
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>>13286790
> irreverent
This. Zoomers are thoroughly fucked in the head. They are incapable of loving or even liking something unironically.
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>>13289971
>4. Oh no, it is political New Sincerity.
It's fucking shit is what it is.
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phones ruined everything
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>>13290191
Bu..bu..but Wallace!
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I will give you the answer:
Since the internet's earliest days, it was clear that a unique form of communication, that went beyond the gross-simplification that "electronic mail" or "instant messaging" implied, allowed people, namely with above-average IQs (being the ones to understand and have the income for the technology, etc) to present an idealised form of not only themselves, but of the topics that they discussed.
Looking at the news groups from the early 90s, you will see that for all the obnoxious, proto-forum, imageboard or BBS language which some falsely ascribe to 4chan, you will notice a pure, discussion of whatever topic the groups where concerned with.
Disguised in sometimes polemic language or the inane hierarchies of moderation within forums (fuck the mods), what largely existed was a realm, a symposium where the "elites" of the digital world came together to discuss what was completely implausible or outright stigmatised within the real world.
This gave way to an (without irony) euphoric feeling to those who now had the power to discuss, create and curate what was important to them.
Most lurkers will hopefully at least remember the tail-end of this period, the beginnings of broadband, the breakthrough of p2p into the mainstream, niche forums, newgrounds, of course 4chan and a handful of other sites that allowed a subculture that was never actually hidden but was only found by those who were less-than sociable in the real world.
Then as we know, with broadband video streaming sites, social media, and the growing commercial interests amazon ebay etc, it was all but certain that young girls and old people would come and allow the internet to be commercialised and cannabalised by the same nerds who once had a paradise,a symposium, where episodes of start trek were described scene for scene or ridiculous songs about chuck norris and batman were animated.
The Elon musks had their fun and sold us out.
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>>13289240
How can racism be nonpolitical?
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>>13290191
And dumbing down videogames to be accessible to casuals.
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>>13289376
Thank you for the effortpost
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The use of internet irony ruined this site and any text based site. Look at pol good example of irony gone completely wrong.
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>>13278361
Do you really believe that? I find something great through the internet every single day. The fuck are you doing here if you don't love it?
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>>13290385
Fuck off, cancer.
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>>13290497
I’m willing to bet a lot of $$$ that you’re underage and shouldn’t be here.
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>>13290341
> you will notice a pure, discussion of whatever topic the groups where concerned with
Do you even know that the concepts associated with trolling and low quality posting appeared in Usenet groups in the '80s, long before the Web?

As an anecdotal evidence, there was a group in Russian Fidonet conveniently named RU.REMONT (which means ru.renovation). Unsuspecting posters seeking advice with construction work would learn that it was a place for anti-gay discussions going into vivid details of gay sex, thinly veiled on-topic posts about “fixing the thing downstairs”, and collective invasions into other boards. Some other places were even more lawless, and, while being completely against the rules of the network, were still distributed across it at personal discretion of some of the users. I should remind you, just in case, that Fidonet was (or at least supposed to be) a network of real persons, and all of its nodes were public along with their phone numbers. Official board and board moderator hierarchy was also centralized.

Also,
> above-average IQs

As usual, someone who considers himself a rational, materialist mind the most happens to draw a completely idealist picture.
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>>13279613
Operation Chanology was in early 2008, which further proves your point.
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>>13290549
Are you implying only underage people can enjoy the internet? And what are your standards for who can be anonymous?
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>>13291187
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>>13289376
>4. ??? Some type of sincere political discontent. This is the most obnoxious, cancerous thing that has yet occurred, in which politics begins to pollute everything. I won't say more about this.
This is also the time of shitty, low effort text-on-object facebook-tier memes that aren't even funny. Though I posted it as an example, I am disgusted I had to download it for this post.
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>>13278361
let me help you out.

old people and ads.
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>>13291365
I think this sort of thing was only to be expected with the popularization of the internet in the mid-2000’s. The huge influx of average to imbecilic intelligences, who all wanted to emulate the kewl kids, could only result in idiotic, derivative, and unfunny/uninteresting memes.
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>>13286790
How you doing empLemon?
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>>13291567
>old people
You’re aware that the user base that made the internet great are mostly in their 40’s and 50’s now, right?
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>>13291594
>emulate the kewl kids
We weren't the cool kids though. Most, if not all, of the internet jokes failed to land when I showed them to my classmates back in school.
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>>13291819
>We weren't the cool kids
Point taken. I should have said that the imbeciles wanted to emulate the content.
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>Point taken. I should have said that the imbeciles wanted to emulate the content.
And then the nerds/geeks got assimilated into the monoculture.

(You know I've been questioning myself in last 5 or so years, if geekdom ever actually existed IRL until the late 10s. Like I only ever had 2 sources of geek culture growing: the internet and geek media. At some point I dropped my interest in geek shit cos a) it's tiring being excited about shit that no one else cared about and b) it was juvenile crap anyway. It only ever seemed to exist in America. Now I turn around and everyone is a geek here.)
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>>13281891
>muh ironic edgy humor
How's the 9th grade little shit?
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>>13281891
At least people who espoused that were being genuine in their fun. You post any screencaps from 4chan back in the day and there's bound to be someone calling it cringe. Everyone on the Internet is frightened of facing conflict should they, god forbid, genuinely enjoy something, so now everything needs to be drenched in irony and detachment, and 4chan is no exception. Something as simple as the word "based" exemplifies this. "Based" was dying out as a term around 2015 only to make a resurgence through the deeply ironic "Based and redpilled" package. Why even try posting at all when you can just reply "based" this, "based" that?
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>>13283321
This. And it's a double-edged sword too. Publicly resolving to use a different site like 8ch may increase the speed of such threads, but the type of users we're trying to get away from may invade and ruin everything all over again.
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>>13292771
>Why even try posting at all when you can just reply "based" this, "based" that?
I've said it a million times, these newfags are not cut from the same cloth as us or any of the older nerds. They're not really nerds/hobbyists/geeks/outcasts/losers/loners, they just imitate what they think an anon was without any of the context.
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>>13292819

This but unironically.

Jokes aside I knew a zoomer through another guy that would mindlessly quote that based and X pilled over and over again. Never realized how much of a faggot he sounded like
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>>13286790
based boomer
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>>13280999
Bullshit, nearly all of the oldfags are gone.
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>Do you have a Facebook, Anon?
>Nah, deleted it years ago.
>What! But where do you go to look at funny memes?
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>>13292400
>>13291897
>>13291819
The commodification of digital culture is to blame, obviously
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>>13293962
>What! But where do you go to look at funny memes?
Are you shitting me?
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>>13278361
Imagine that you could carpet-bomb the whole planet with propaganda and advertising 24/7, for decades on end, with no accountability to anyone for the vicious, treacherous, loveless, misanthropic piece of shit conduct of that sort represents. And imagine that the vast weaponized machinery through which you did it was furnished by the very people you're attacking that way. Whatever it was, I'm not particularly surprised by what it's become, given how well its attributes suit freakishly manipulative people vying for power in an overcrowded biosphere. It's the usual run of tricky sharks, only better equipped than ever.
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>>13293114
Who'da thunk that something so stupid and niche would become mainstream?
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>>13294814
Is this Post-BurgerPunk?
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>>13283163
One more thing to add to your posts: even in the 00s the Internet had some entry barriers. Everybody you met online back then was at least a bit nerdy and somewhat similar to you. 4chan was basically a safe space for degenerate weebs.

Nowadays every Stacy can shitpost 24/7 and thousands of schizo boomers know about 4chan.
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>>13295248
I mostly agree with your post but your post sort of presumes that nerds still exist as a distinct group nowadays.

Do you think nerds still exist?
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>>13295631
Fuck, that's a good point...
Nerds have changed, things are different. I wonder what school looks like these days...
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>>13295760
Perhap much fewer outcasts.

But perhaps the angriness/bitterness that would be spread amongst many outcasts is now concentrated in the few.
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>>13295631
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>>13296487
Nerds have a new name now: Incels, since you can't attack them for their interest in nerdy stuff, because everyone is "into" nerdy stuff, the only thing you can ridicule about them is their inability to get laid.
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>>13289216
It's his dumb AV "home cinema" setup, I told him to fuck off to /tv/ with it in another thread which was completely unrelated to the topic he was desperate to bring up to show off, but this site attracts schizos.

>>13289217
It's gay. The fact that he can not move on from feeling he's not chief oldfag nutslapper on a Chinese foreskin regrowth forum anymore shows that he views it as one of the most meaningful parts of his life. The fact that he needs someone to tell him that the internet is bad because of increased social media usage and corporatist interests is absolutely gay, also.
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>>13278361
/lit/:The lowest IQ board on 4chan™ is trash because people here have very low IQs and the mods are sensitive, fragile pussy bitches. Try going outside.
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>>13296866
>Nerds have a new name now: Incels
Not quite. From a post on wizchan (which has it's own problems):

>Wizards, and social retards/reclusives/outcasts, are a dying breed. It took me a while to figure that out, I don't know if we're being breed out OR that the modern state of the internet has opened all doors for self-improvement and congregation for people who would be us (I think it's the latter). Cos on 4chan people are always complaining that "reddit is leaking" or "it's so reddit in here", it's not. It's that the "zoomers" that have replaced us, come from a much more socially inclined background by default and most, if not all, of internet (and geek) culture has seeped into the mainstream.

>Those of us that did not fully commit to a fandom or a passion, are now left with no real identity. I think in a certain sense it's a lot harder to be a loner now, like, you can have a giant anime figurine collection but the internet these days will always remind you that there are other people who also have the same hobby, but are enjoying with other people who take it to different places they wouldn't have dreamed of on their own. Basically reminding you that *your* giant anime figurine collection are just lumps of shaped plastic.
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>>13289376
Sprenglerian
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>>13297383
mmk lol, the problem is way worse and more vocal than ever before
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>>13278361
You don't need a book to tell you why:

https://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm
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>>13278381

>Internet has never been good

Never surfed?
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>>13297727
I was actually reading up on MGS 2 and I'm blown away again from how prescient it was. The game was written in 1999 and yet managed to predict some much stuff. Kojimbo kaminan desk is not a fucking joke.
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>>13289376
This post, and every reply to it, including my own, is cringe. The only post-type left is cringe-posting. It is Reddit. It is cringe. Please stop posting like this. And have sex.
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The Internet is an exaggeration of current social discourse. Everything you read is thought in the real world and then brought here and placed in a digital greenhouse and grown to monstrous proportions like some prize-winning vegetable. If you have any problem with the Internet, it’s because you have a problem with the real world. People that can handle themselves, people that HS (have sex) have no problem with the Internet.
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>>13278361
Most books are garbage too. If the internet has a higher rate of garbage content it is because it is easier to dump content into.

Not to mention the internet is easier to commodify in the form of advertisements, leading to greater material incentive to produce that garbage clickbait content.
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>>13297663
Why does the page look like it's from the 90s?
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>>13298204
Because it basically is. Been tracked since 2002:

https://web.archive.org/web/20020929135818/http://www.internetworldstats.com/
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Bleeding Edge
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>>13298017
>People that can handle themselves, people that HS (have sex) have no problem with the Internet.
LOL, bullshit. In any case, the question is — is the internet demonstrably worse than it was 10 years ago? In terms of creativity and originality it obviously is, as you’d well know were you old enough to compare.
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>>13298017
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>>13289216
you're projecting you inept
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>>13299391
/samefag
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