At the end of February, I created a community for people who miss how the internet used to be, before Facebook/Twitter/Instagram took over and before Google search vastly decreased in quantity. I even wrote a manifesto about why we should care about the way the web is changing.
The community exists on Discord, which, if you aren't familiar with it, is basically the AIM/MSN alternative of 2021. It is primarily 18+ but younger folks can join - we're pretty strict about shitposting though, only to keep the server focused on serious discussion.
The main topics we discuss here are:
- personal website building
- internet-related discussion
- nostalgia of the 90s/00s
- social media alternatives
- sharing cool/interesting website links
- internet archival / data hoarding
We are also working on a Digital Zine, which is basically an online magazine of writing & art. The first issue is still accepting submissions, and the theme of the first issue is "The personal web still exists - the history, design aesthetics, personal stories, & why we miss the old net."