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[–]Mnemonic 12 insightful - 2 fun12 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

ytmnd and canv.as

Before the whole 'Free speech means I can shit on everyone and they just have to allow me to do it'-era began it was a creative free-haven with self enforced moderation.

[–]Entropick 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

2009? It's really essentially the same, all the major players were thriving then too. Try 1999. The wild west man. Computer people back then were like wizards. No web 2.0, things were less interactive. Also, just about everyone using it then was of more intelligence. Nowadays every regular jackoff uses it and thinks they're smart too.

[–]IamRedBeard 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I miss the days of BBS's, screaming fast 9600 baud and Legend Of The Red Dragon. Messing with Teachers by installing Back Orifice on unprotected school computers. War Dialers, Virus Creation Kits, Phreaking and messing with payphones - the entire 90's was a great time to be curious about computers. There are times I yearn for the Hiss and spit of a Modem.

[–]Entropick 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Really well said!

[–]Tblaze7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I remember you had to surf the web from a dos prompt, gopher or something can't quite remember. You could find some reliable information then and not all the BS that's out there now.

[–]bablarb 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The global engagement center not swallowing every political forum it finds.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Porn was so much more "wholesome".

[–]Drewski 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Digg before 4.0

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Individual designs on websites. And virtual flamewars, of course - you can go to jail now for that, never thought it would come this far.

[–]wendolynne 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

before all the good news sources put up pay walls

[–]Captzapheart 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The absence of fascist right wing troll bots, also the wit and wisdom of other humans.

[–]Scoobiedoo 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Funny, I would say censorship of Leftwing shills and troll bots are far more rampant.

[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Club Penguin, I guess, and perhaps the old Simtropolis theme. I was so young that I don't remember much else from then!

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

youtube with no ads

[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Low hanging fruit here, but reddit wasn't a shithole back then!

Also my favourite game - Tf2 - was actually regularly updated back then.