Posts Tagged: remember when the internet was like a bunch of islands

Internet Terror Cell Neutralized

twitter killed fyad

— dark triad tweeter (@bIoach) April 29, 2014

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment that social media sapped all the vitality out of the big internet forums, which used to be the internet's most productive creative engines. But it feels like maybe 2010 was the year that the death spiral started—when it became clear that the people who were moving on were not coming back. Twitter and Facebook and Reddit and Tumblr and probably a bunch of apps I've never heard of are where the obsessive young internet people go to play now, for better or for worse.

Before there was Reddit, there [...]