I think that a lot of early internet stuff like Geocities was (and is) actually very conceptually sound. Mostly, the issue was being corporate-run when nobody knew what the hell to actually use the internet for. FOSS riffs like Neocities aren't just appealing because of retro nostalgia. They actually function and don't feel like everything everyone hates about commercial social media and Reddit.
Mostly these "web 1.0" concepts are considered "dead" because they don't lend themselves to the horrible abuses of analytics and data sales that we've come to accept from the likes of FB, and to a lesser, more incompetent degree, Twitter. They use an old model of advertising-as-support. They use a model which, not incidentally, could be easily replaced with existing crowdfunding platforms.
@Zero_Democracy Crypto-fascists on Reddit? Reddit's been kicking them out and removing their structures.
@jankoekepan KIA was still up last I checked.
@Zero_Democracy Could be; not familiar with that one.
But what would prevent them from doing their own Web 1.0 thing? In fact, in corners of the darkweb, that's kind of what they do already.
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