/b/ - While doing my usual do (clicking on all links to find the most obscure shit possible). I came across yet another old, dead channel. I usually read a few threads cause they give an incite to that era. But this time one thread stood out;http://nahc4.com/b


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 No.3620[D]

While doing my usual do (clicking on all links to find the most obscure shit possible). I came across yet another old, dead channel. I usually read a few threads cause they give an incite to that era. But this time one thread stood out;
http://nahc4.com/bk/res/123.html
I read the OP and it really gave an incite not only to "the golden era". But also to Anonymous. I see this post as "The oldfag manifesto". And also made me realise we are all newfags. The internet is simply too accessible. The internet is no longer a club of geeks, nerds, and outcasts but a part of everyone's everyday life. The internet and technology as we know it is no-longer that new frontier. Which I think may have been the ultimate appeal. It was once largely unexplored and new possibilities and ideas where just over the horizon.
I look forward to the future. To try to find the next new technology. Some kind of new inter-network protocol or form of communication. For all I know it's already here, just hidden.

tldr;
I ramble about the past, present, and future. You may never find what you're looking for but it's the journey that counts. (Sorry if that last sentence sounded cliche)

 No.3621[D]

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>>3620
This will be very interesting to see the replies to tomorrow.

 No.3622[D]

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>>3620
>To try to find the next new technology. Some kind of new inter-network protocol or form of communication.
What do you think that'll do? It's cool to be a computer geek. That's the issue, not the ease of access. People want to be apart of the underground insider culture, but they don't want to do much research about it. This means people are spreading everywhere to find sites that are underground but are still oblivious to keeping the culture as is, and no amount of jumping around will fix that.
Let's take a look at two underground communities and how well they kept their communities together after people found out about them.
2channel was gifted an extremely large amount of news coverage due to incidents, starting with Neomugicha. However, because Japanese culture looks down upon outliers and the general population hates the culture which the media assigned 2ch, the people who joined were either people who fit in, or people who were willing to lurk because they had no rush to take part in the secret club to feel cool. The result of this is that 2ch had a prospering culture from 1999 to all the way to 2014, when the userbase dwindled not due to the culture falling apart but rather Hiro and Jim Watkins fucking things over.

 No.3623[D]

>>3600
>>3622
2/3
On the flipside, as soon as 4chan hit the news, it was fucking over. It would never be the same because people rushed to take part in the outsiders' club. With every piece of coverage it got, the more and more people lept to it. People hear about 4chan through screenshots they find funny and stories they can't get enough of, and now they rush to find the same experience for themselves, whether on 4chan or any altchan. People love to feel like the rebels who fluster the old and clueless news hosts, and being a nerd is what that means now. They were the first adopters the internet, which people once thought was stupid and has since completely shaped the world. Now people in the mainstream want to be just like that.
No matter where you go, the real world or the internet, people will brag about their hours online or talk about how much of a weeb they are for liking Naruto and One Piece. They think that makes them apart of an outliers' world. People saw this shit coming way back in 1993, and were already reminiscing about the internet in years before. The internet's communities will only get more mainstream as more and more people try to get involved online and there isn't much you can do about it. Yes, ease of access played a huge role in giving the general population a taste of interconnectivity, but now there's nothing you can do to fix that since everyone has had a good chew and wants more. Since the first iPhone well over a decade ago, everyone has had their own internet connection at any time. Restrictions are moot now. Everyone will want in the more you restrict it because it means its more underground unless you make it so unpopulated it cannot form its own identity.

 No.3624[D]

>>3620
>>3622
>>3623
3/3
Nowadays, companies have completely figured out interconnectivity. Because of this, everything is extremely overcentralized, and this will not change if you use a fancier protocol or not. If you want to exist in this world, you must either host just a microcommunity, which will die quick and be forgotten, or invite the mainstream, which will turn your creation into another host for mainstream internet culture.
Pick your poison. They're already here and will leak in the second your site gets at any noteworthy size, because they can't help but feel included within it.

 No.3625[D]

>>3624
>>3623
>>3622

Thats... kidna depressing

 No.3626[D]

>>3625
Sadly true though

 No.3627[D]

>>3624
>everything is extremely overcentralized, and this will not change if you use a fancier protocol or not
Not completely true. There are various systems that let you host sites in a completely distributed way, without servers. Like torrents. The most impressive ones I've seen are Zeronet and ipfs. There's even a completely distributed chan, blockchan
I'm not sure if that can help much on the culture side of things though

 No.3628[D]

>>3627
Culture is probably the most important thing. Not having actual servers and using torrents and such only affects the technical aspect which is a layer of protection against the site being taken down or being kicked out by the server host.

 No.3631[D]

>WE WUZ DA FINAL BOSS N SHIET

 No.3634[D]

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Old chan users gonna cry and whine because they´re old chan users and thats their thing. We dont need to worry for them ( if anyone do that kys) they find their place to be.
All us ´´NEWFAGS´´ need to get over it, i mean, the part of chan users who reminisce about how great ye olde day´s were. Imagine if they´re 100000 and more chans, everyone can find a place to be who they want, talk shit like they want, be gay as they want.
All I want to say is go with the flow.
Go with your taste of flow.
Just BE and fuck and cuck who you want. Now more than ever.

 No.3635[D]

>>3631
That was the fun part, the world thought that we were hackers on steroids/terrorists and etc when actually we were just a bunch of autists fucking around. Just goes to show how alien the concept of imageboards was to the rest of the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNO6G4ApJQY
>>3634
>go with your taste of flow
Well, i've wound up here. Only time will tell whether it was for the best or maybe even for the worst. So far so good.

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>>3623
>On the flipside, as soon as 4chan hit the news, it was fucking over.
>>3624
>If you want to exist in this world, you must either host just a >microcommunity, which will die quick and be forgotten, or invite >the mainstream, which will turn your creation into another host for >mainstream internet culture.
>Pick your poison.
I prefer the microcommunity poison please.



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