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[–]RedditDrownsInShit 7 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 4 fun -  (12 children)

The biggest mistake we made back when reddit was good, was trying to get all of our friends onto it because it was an awesome place. They ruined it.

[–]compultantuser 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

The 2016 election ruined it.

[–]RedditDrownsInShit 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I mean 2016 is when reddit became outright potato-level retarded but imo it peaked in 2008. That was when I felt like I could actually learn shit there.

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

Ditto. The entire site was pretty usable in 2008. But it also had a few years of good content. For me the near-total ruination was when they hired Ellen Pao and used it as an excuse to censor the fuck out of the site. After that it was downhill, with lots of bumps along the way.

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

2016 ruined everything.

[–]send_nasty_stuff 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Sounds like how Facebook was ruined.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I used to be a huge Facebook user. I was part of the the turning point. It stopped being about posting on each others walls and more about getting likes approx. seven years ago and it never went back.

This was part of a major shift in internet culture. I remember seeing people attaching themselves to the 2012 apocalypse in any way that they could. That was the start of a new beginning.

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Honestly, FB was never as cool as MySpace. MySpace was an awesome dating/hookup site around 2006.

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

myspace had a blog/journal type section that I remember a lot of people actually using, was cool to see people's actual thoughts, fb I guess they could do that but no one uses it for that just to share memes, not hteir own thoughts anyway, and young people all left it too to go to things like instagram, twitter, etc that also don't work for long posts. Dumbing down. These kind of message board sites like this and reddit are dying for similar reasons.

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

If you post your thoughts on facebook only about 10% of your friends will actually see your post unless you paid to advertise it.

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

the truth is, on fb, I have a lot of friends that post annoying stuff, so I have them on unfollow. I have one friend that posts interesting things, memes, news about shows coming up I like to see, and I always see her stuff so that works. Other than that I just use fb for groups with people I don't know in them posting pics and news about musicians I like. It's fun but impersonal.

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

Wait, a friend invited ME to reddit...

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

Well then :I