I was reading through my old blog archives the other day. As I parsed through the slow slog of daily entries, I realized just how bad things have become over the last 10 or so years. The internet used to be a positive place. Full of interesting things and cool information.
Back then, it wasn’t about likes or re-tweets/shares/broadcasts. It was just a fun way of putting some things out there that people might enjoy. There was less concern about how many people were interested in what you said(although you knew a certain number were), and you really didn’t have all that much information on how many did anyway.
I’ve also looked at old social media archives from the 2010 era, and the realization was similar.
This used to be fun….
What in the world happened?
I know ‘blogging’ is dated and all this sure seems like a hackneyed good-ol-days rant. But I think there’s more to it.
Let’s explore what happened. And further, let’s NOT resolve to fixing it. The internet is still an open and positive place if we’ll let it be. But we can’t build on the things that took it awry. We have to step back and look at the fundamentals.