Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Death of the Internet

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Watamelon

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That was a pretty nice read, although depressing at the same time.

I miss the old early 00's internet and saddens me that we will never get it back.

That was an informative article on stuff you've already explained here and on your podcast quite abit.

Your belief that corporate men growing a spine is the only way out of this is worrying though...

Well, the BBC recently did. And it's an English corpo too.

They published a very neat article regarding current lesbian issues and trans encroachment, twitter got assmad, BBC said "deal with it" and article will be kept up.

Maybe the pendulum starts to swing back.
 

Pyre

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The pendulum will swing back sooner and later, and it's going to be marvelous. Unfortunately things might get very bad before we get there. KF is one of the few places where mentally ill trannies are told the hard truth.
You seem to think this is a left right issue when it's clearly a oligarchs fucking over the entire human race issue. Troons are but a tiny fraction of the reasoning behind the greatest act of censorship in history.
 

thegooddoctor

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Very Informative article Null!! Looks like it’s time to burn the Internet down and rebuild a newer safer hugbox community with the ashes of the old one. Because mean Chinaman said so.
 

Rupert Bear

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Amazing article. The part about "building your own internet" is a real blackpill and also made me realize why personal websites aren't really a thing anymore. Even if your website is squeaky clean and free of no-no very bad no good hate speech that would upset companies, it isn't worth putting the money and effort into setting up all of these things in an era where DDOSing is cheaper and easier than ever and social media gets more attention.
 

Angry Shoes

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You seem to think this is a left right issue when it's clearly a oligarchs fucking over the entire human race issue. Troons are but a tiny fraction of the reasoning behind the greatest act of censorship in history.
This is a common issue where too many people get caught up in the left/right dichotomy. Lefty troons are the flavor of the month. There will always be people left right and center who want to censor people, and the power structures that currently exist will always to happy to use these useful idiots to further their agendas.
 

TurdFondler

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The problem with the "swung pendulum" argument is that by the time it swings back, it's going to be too late. At least for current internet protocols and architecture.

The older internet was very much a DIY space with everyone creating their own little corners of the web. Now you rent space from a megacorp. The total user base has increased but like Null pointed out, the total sites have decreased.

Not to mention Google is essentially becoming a government entity. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but who the fuck allowed government/bankig apps to be centralized through Google? Opt out of Google Play and see how limited your options are.

These new smaller internets will become interwoven into daily life, and suddenly trying to break free will be a monumental task. Which is exactly what the corporations want. The old internet had limited monetization options. Now? Try finding something *not* monetized.
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
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The interest is to keep the internet free enough to collect personal data from people powerleveling but not free enough that advertisers and governments will see their bland corporate PR campaigns compromised by controversy.

Tv, newspapers, radio. Those things were never free and most people are happy with the internet being curated by big corpoe like cable tv is anyways. I feel its a lost cause ultimately.
 

Gimmick Account

最初はいつも痛いけど感じてくると甘噛みしてほしい
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@Null I know you said on your article that you believe content which is not illegal should not be hidden away from the masses on the Internet, but have you ever considered using BBS or Usenet to keep KiwiFarms alive in the past? I was surprised how much effort it took to keep this site alive and wondered why not just abandon this Internet we are accustomed to (which is for sure falling apart as you said) and try something else that's easier
Nobody would give a shit anymore, nerd. And I say this as somebody who still plays BBS door games occasionally. Why don't we chat about fat women via carrier pigeons?

Also it would be pussing out. If you give an inch and somehow people actually adopt your plan to communicate over knotted strings and clay tablets they'd just go after clay tablets next. The internet needs balls
 

Hot HOT HOTTT

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Truly insane how within one generation the endless possibilities of the internet have been largely squandered and politicized, how free speech is under attack from the "liberal" side of the political spectrum, and how near-monopolies on goods, services, and information have garnered so much fucking power. All of this fueled by decadence, ignorance, laziness, and greed.

It feels like the more you learn about the world, the more depressing it is to live in it.
 

Jeff_the_Thriller

He's going erver that cliff!
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Great article and I would recommend it my normie friends when they start bitching about how the Internet is fucked up. I wouldn't link here but probably to the zerohedge article. It's not overly technical and most ignorant normies can understand it. Granted, it is horribly depressing that freedoms are gone we'll probably never get back but there is a slight bit of hope creeping it's way out.
 

TurdFondler

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Nobody would give a shit anymore, nerd. And I say this as somebody who still plays BBS door games occasionally. Why don't we chat about fat women via carrier pigeons?
It's so unfortunately true. I've pissed around with so many internet alternatives and they're all ghost towns. No one protocol is popular enough to have a vibrant community. The meshnet initiative was noble, but if you're outside a major metro area good fuckin luck. I think there's like 10-20 viable meshnets in north America. The protocols are all hashed out, there's just literally no incentive to leave for a worse, more complicated internet. Yet.

Once they clamp down on porn, and they will, it might light a fire under enough people's asses.
 

Artificial Stupidity

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I don't give a toss what anyone else thinks but that was a fucking good read, excellent write up jersh, it speaks more about what free speech actually is than what most actually understand it to be.
Trials and tribulations for being a target, it paints a bleak future of a small internet and we are certainly heading that way.
 

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