I wrote about the corrosion of internet culture for The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page-not-found-wagner
@kate_wagner I came here to see how many complained the article's missing. :D
I really enjoyed this article. It puts words to how I've been feeling about the net lately and contained insights new to me.
I recently decided to re-launch my old personal website/blog to recapture a lot of the joy and etc. you describe that's missing from the modern internet. It may be of little value to anybody else, but it's mine.
I would be surprised if there aren't more and more geeks doing this. My hope is that Russian grandmas join in as well.
@kate_wagner Uh p.s. I meant to mention this earlier--I appreciate the use of the term 'corrosion' instead of erosion. It is definitely an active process.
Anyway you have definitely hit a chord with me with this.
This was great, thank you for writing it.
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