Originally Posted by Mockery
More and more classic sites are shutting down and people are just making posts on social media sites rather than having something of their own, and I don't get it. But I realize I'm also just getting older, cuz I also hate that video rental stores are shutting down everywhere. I hate seeing book stores shutting down. I hate seeing music stores shutting down. I hate that there aren't enough arcades.
That first sentence says it exactly. Back in the geocities days (and including all those other terrible free web hosting sites) there was a certain charm to everything because people were learning basic html and putting their own ideas out there. Now everyone just goes "hey look what I found" on facebook so that people can go "huh, cool" and it's just an endless cycle of uncreativity.
I don't know if it's getting older as much as it's losing your capacity for accepting change, which probably does come with age but I feel completely different in this respect from everybody in my age group. When you're a kid you don't care when shit changes, you even love it, but I'm in my mid-20s and I already find it extremely hard to give a shit about new trends and technology. My phone is from 2006, my TV is from the 90s, I only have a new laptop because my old one broke but I got cheapest fucking thing I could find and it still has more features and hard drive space than I care to ever use.
But it definitely sucks that video rental stores and bookstores are becoming obsolete. The internet, from my vantage point, is pretty damn awful and I honestly question how much I would really care if SOPA passed.