The Week: How to bring back the old internet

The Week: How to bring back the old internet. “People who grew up with the internet of the 1990s probably remember forums — those clunky, lo-fi spaces where people came together to argue about cars, cycling, video games, cooking, or a million other topics. They had their problems, but in retrospect the internet of those days felt like a magical land of possibility, not a place for organizing pogroms. What killed most forums is the same thing that killed local journalism across the country, and has turned the internet into a cesspool of abuse, racism, and genocidal propaganda: corporate monopolies.”

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  1. agwilderman says:

    I still visit some of the existing forums. I prefer them over Facebook and Twitter.

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