The internet's so fucked. By extension, so are we. It's so goddamn depressing to think about how the one place where I can feel even slightly good at something is such a shithole. The web's fallen so far, and it's only getting worse. Is there any hope of restoring it back to what it was?
I feel like the entire human race had a mere 20 years to communicate with itself freely, before the internet became commercialized and nobody can fucking say or hear anything real anymore. Will we ever be able to achieve such true global interconnection again?
Damn... Im read that article and i want to make 22chan as anonymously as possible. The next thing im gonna do is remove google recaptcha and use selfhosted fonts
Thanks Twoot. You're a great guy.
twoot, while we're on the topic of anonymity, what benefits to tripcodes really offer to 22chan? the reason I ask is that while they may have a useful and verifiable purpose, at 4chan they've been a big part of the steep decline of the site in general, where any noname meaningless normie can pretend like its reddit and make sure everybody knows who's making that valueless post, and I think they also gave rise to the generals culture, where the trips allowed people to think that its necessary that people know they're some authority figure in a special general thread. anyway, I kind of ranted on accident, but I did want to bring this up
Hmmm, you're right. I mean we would still have ids on /pol/ and so.
I think its perfectly fine on /pol/ there's a lot more going on there that necessitates the ability to distinguish who's saying what. foul play in a political climate would be one of the worst types of shitposting in my opinion
How about robots.txt ?
I actually believe that the internet died a couple of years ago, the web's appeal was in exposing yourself to new ideas, and finding people who are intersting in yours, this requires the user to go out of their comfort zone and reach out to others.
The internet now is boring, it doesn't interest the same type of people who lived it's ealy days.
If you are looking to get that same feeling of connection with others the web provided in the past, i would try the old way, traveling.
For facebook and other sites, its all a game of ego and narcisism. It's not about who you are on the inside, its about external. People judge you for everything you are, and you advertise and lie about yourself to make you and other people FEEL BETTER. With imageboards. I don't know who you are, what you look like, no profile pics or anything. When we talk, nothing matters, everything external is stripped when you an imageboard. The onlything that matters is who you are on the inside.
>"when you an imageboard"
It's funny how people shut themselves off now, too. It's not just the big companies that are locking it down. The people who put your name on a blocklist for politely disagreeing are just as bad. A lot of people don't want to be exposed to new things.
Years later, this is still working well. Thank's twoot.>>939
Honestly, i don't know. The issue is that EVERYBODY has to agree the internet is a hellhole, and work on fixing it together.( i guess its the same "it starts with you" deal, but highly doubt that'll work out well) Another is is the sheer fucking hatred that seeps off of every site, there's no fun anymore, and it's rare to see fun loving people talking about whatever anymore. it's a gladiator pit everywhere.