Has anyone else just grown completely bored with the internet? Anonymous 33046
Aside from crystal cafe, where do you get your entertainment? The internet feels like a dried up husk. I don't know why I keep trying to draw water from it. My addiction to web stimulation gnaws at me and i dont know how to satisfy it. I keep hearing this is becoming common lately. How are you dealing with the death and hallowing out of the internet?
I’m constantly feeling like there’s not much else on the internet besides normie shit. fediverse is full of wannabe nazis, troons and lolicon gooners, twitter/x is full of brain damaged teenagers and troons have rule over the internet.
touch grass = suck the feminine penis, so no I won’t touch grass.
Go outside and have real social interactions, you should only come to this place sporadically.
i mostly listen to philosophy, art history, or film essays on youtube or videogame retrospectives. for discussion i have private groups of people I've come to value as a community for the last 5+ years so I don't feel as much need for forum activity, though I do come to CC every now and again.
nta but go outside where? i heard third places no longer exist for people my age
how old are you for you to be saying that?
Seconding go outside and do what?? I take walks and swim alone. There is no way to do much else without a car. I want to learn of better hangouts because mine give me migraines and nausea now. The internet feels like a used up peen. I live in circles of monotony. Work home work home work home too. Kill me now
Nta but I agree here. Im a little older (22) but there aren’t places to go to simply hang out unless you want to pay money to do an activity nowadays. Closest thing I know of is a board game cafe that I enjoy, but mostly it’s nerdy moids there and that can get old quickly.
Irl I just hang out with friends infrequently, and use forums like cc or sometimes MUDs/mmos to get my online interaction fix. I am kinda an introvert so it works for me, but I wish there were places where young people just went to hang out - with the popularity of social media and stuff these days though I doubt that’s going to be a thing
It's interesting being a NEET during the decline of the internet. For about 20 years NEETs/hikis had an amazing way to cope and pass the time with the internet. It became an essential aspect of being NEET/hiki. Now what are we going to do? There's always video games but not everyone likes those including myself.
I think this is the problem, you want to spend quality time but complain that you have to pay money for it.
Well at least parks still exist, there's probably one where you live.
Have hobbies and a personality beyond browsing the web. Grow a garden, build an aquarium or just read a book.
All the small interesting communities with their unique flavour are gone, it's just a giant monotonous hodgepodge. The internet is a good example why globalisation is bad, all the unique cultures and subcultures are fading away, only to be replaced with a faceless sludge where they try to sell you something at every corner.
nona I’m poor lol. I’m working on getting to a place where I can have money but i can’t afford to drop regular money on bars and stuff just to hang out with people
Well, it isn’t what it used to be anymore. Time to read books again (I‘ll never go out and socialize)
yes I have nona. videogames too!
Its all so fucking soulless now.
My hangup is that I hate platforms where it's like, you put your life out to the world and others can react to it. This is most mainstream social media (twitter, insta, fb, tiktok, etc.). You're hardly chatting most of the time, just showing off, and it's an invasion of privacy.
Now that doesn't necessarily apply on reddit, but come on, it's reddit. I don't think I have to say what's wrong with that site. But also, I don't really like having to maintain an active account (many subs have karma/acc age requirements) or leaving a public trace of my activities for all to see. I don't do anything weird or suspect, it's just creepy that anyone can read up on you and there are malicious actors who abuse the info too. I want to just be able to pop in and out, you know?
I used to spend lots of time on this chat room on a video game site, but troons became the new mods and everything went downhill. Chatrooms overall aren't much of a thing anymore anyway.
Now imageboards are the only place I know of where you can have anonymous AND ephemeral discussion around a topic but
>4chan is full of coomers, retards, bait, misogyny
>lolcow is just as bitter and triggered most of the time, plus idc about e-gossip or complaining thread #192847
>cc is somewhat kinder but slow and I feel like there's a 2% chance I see CP spam every time I come on
>other altchans are even deader or more unhinged
I mean maybe I should expect that anonymity brings out people's innermost schizo but yeah… I just want a place where you can jump in and chat around a topic.
If any older nonas remember piczo, there's a website now called mmm.page which is so similar. I like it because you can really carve out a unique little space on the internet for yourself and don't have to worry about rubbing elbows with weird people like you do on geocities with their web rings and shit. It's also very easy to use if you're not great at coding, as it's a simple drag and drop editor. I basically don't use any social media and just update my little page and make it look how I want. Someone here mentioned feeling stuck between 4 walls of the internet with the soulless social media platforms and I agree. Hesitated to post this but maybe someone will also enjoy it as much as I am
is some sort of Stumble Upon. It's okay, a door to the old Internet with small interesting websites.
It's a way to remember people make the Internet interesting, not corpos. Also, why don't you create your own website?
Also, why don't you create your own website?
I've had my own idea for one bouncing around in my head. I know most of the coding I'd need and I sure as hell have the money now. Only problem is I really don't know how well getting traffic akd content to the site would play out with how uncurious zoomers are and how many bots there are these days.
people in this thread and ones like it are always so condescending. there are plenty of things i enjoy doing offline but thats not the issue. im a retarded social outcast like most everyone on this website and the internet makes up most of my connection to the world
Try growing some plants by the windowsill. Maybe a few small pots with herbs and tomatoes.
Any nonas ever tried checking out their cities music scene? I live in a fairly small place with less than 300,000 people, but the local bands are fairly decent and there’s usually something going on every other night. Metal is big around here except there’s a bit too many moids for my liking, but I have found a couple post-punk groups that I really like!
My condolences, is it full of evangelical hillbillies or is it just that there’s not a lot to do?
I got banned from the artsy venues for having terfy opinions. I would've only got banned from one but all the bartenders work at the other collective venue scenes and they all talk. I'm not mad at about it but I wish the art/music scenes weren't overloaded by troon brigades and their supporters. The problem with my city is it's big enough to hide in but not big enough to jump from one scene to the another with no crossover. Pretty much all the same crowds that go to one bar will go to other. The only other bars that are left are for rough old timers or college party kids.
Ouch, yeah that really sucks, are there bigger cities close by at least? I say I “live” in a city but it’s a thirty minute drive lol. Also you didn’t sound bitchy at all, don’t worry about it!
I love y’all’s vibes.
Maybe the internet will improve if I stop posting on 4chan.
And here’s to all the other multiverses where things went as they should. And cheers to our timelines regardless of how funny they may be.
Dunno what to say anymore. May goodness and miracles win.
I’ve seen some of the world and the communities that should be and were.
I don’t know what the future is, but I really really hope for the miracles that I’m seeking. Here’s to true channers and memes and feels and vibes and good fresh energies.
i think ive of this lady. some 4chan celebrity, right?
I dont know why it was removed but yeah I think so, but Im retarded and cant tell whats true or not under 500 layers of irony. I like her because she reminds me of Alice Cullen and I like old internet aesthetics. Finding personal pages makes the internet feel fresh and I found a populated myspace clone through her.
Yikyak is what you are looking for
The only places left are parking lots and the woods. Maybe a cafe. Or malls, although they are dying.
sometimes facebooks reminds me of the old internet from 2005-2015. you can still find old profiles and content there, and there's a ton of rabbit holes of everything you can think of. also plenty of lolcows and deranged people, it's like a big worldwide forum
>>33060>The internet is a good example why globalisation is bad, all the unique cultures and subcultures are fading away, only to be replaced with a faceless sludge
I can't say I completely agree. Because look at the music - at the scene, consumption. You had the mainstream and the niche. Now the mainstream is nearly non existent, everything is hiding within its own niche. So exactly the other way you're talking about
Other thing, I would say this
is boring, because I think it was fun when something niche reached the mainstream audience. Now, with no physical media, radio or mtv, it's impossible, I'm afraid. Pne could argue tiktok could be it - but nah, not the same, imo
Your local woods or unsupervised railroad tracks (unless you live in suburbia :^)
Woods reign supreme as best hangout place
Life so boring, not even my phone can make it interesting anymore
woman in the hard …
I'm sorry for sounding rude, and I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm here, but other than aesthetic appreciation, which you can also do through different kinds of art etc., what is the functional point of making a mute wall of pins and pictures no one can interact with, connect, reply to, quote, ping, message directly, include in a group…? I mean, I suppose it's a great way to visually advertise your product, or alternatively your quirky personality - that's what all of the profiles featured on the front page seem to be doing. Every single one of them has a link to their twitter/instagram/discord/tiktok neatly laid out on the page, so what you're gonna do to get to know them is send them a message on twitter telling them how cool their page looks, and the rest is business as usual. The website is again left in the dust. It looks nice, but it's basically a slightly different flavour of neocities or pinterest, a pendant, a decoration.
Where are the places that naturally encourage interaction and discussion and fun activities? Places that are a kind of living organism of their own, with their own culture instead of the widespread soulless algorithm-controlled vulturism? I feel like that's what people are really longing for.
I always felt like kiwifarms was kinda like this
It's filled with children, and you have to use voice which is a total breach of privacy and a huge pain if you have a foreign accent.
It's very difficult to find your tribe as a girl in that game. I like it a lot and have a nice gaggle of people I know but I would not call any of them super close to me (and I've been hanging around since 2017). Despite this it's still the only place online that has the same vibe as 00s internet, which is my eternal dragon chase. >>33678>you have to use voice
There's actually a text box now but before that you could use TTS and avatar pens.
simply stop obsessing over troons
I've been getting into learning HTML and browsing Neocities and other web hosts for the last year. The activity page is usually full of crap but when you find a good website you'll find more if you check the links page.
I'm kinda liking the community around the redscare podcast. I have zero interest in the podcast (I've tried, it was very boring - two women commenting things, not particularly insightful), but the subreddit has a pleasant contrarian vibe.