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"You happen upon your old desktop computer while packing up your childhood bedroom and get sucked into a digital landscape full of forgotten websites and Internet clutter. The space is familiar but doesn't function quite like it used to.
Wrong Box is a reimagined version of what it felt like to surf the web as a teenager and what it feels like to attempt to access those spaces now. How has the experience of going online changed in the past 10-15 years? What gets preserved and what gets forgotten?
Wrong Box was created by Molly Soda and Aquma.
Music by Felix Walworth."
I just the other day set up an FB account, as there's a professionally-oriented group that's of relevance to me here in LDN that apparently I need to keep an eye on.
I gotta say - the interface is weirdly bland and clinical. I'm surprised (i'm not) that some of the DIY charm of the old MySpace days hasn't been allowed. It seems odd to me all these bright young ditzy things spending so many hours in a rigidly-prescribed engineer's data-vacuum warehouse.
- Did you like MySpace?zarkonite
- I'm not sure I liked any of it, but I made a few MySpace pages and kept my own updated as some weird, overly excited and utterly inconsequential effort.Nairn
- "Do you like QBN?"
I'm not sure, but I've somehow managed to keep coming back for nearly twenty fucking years.Nairn
- I happened recently to come across some old graphics I did for [well-known LDN club]'s MySpace presence back in the day. there was a certain joy there, for sureNairn
The irony of the situation is that it isn't the fault of the present generation, that social media are rotting our brains and mining our most personal information.
The fault is on our generation, those of us in our late 30s to mid-40s. We're the ones who put the whole thing in motion. We caused this to happen.
"I have no hopes for the younger generation, if these are the men of tomorrow."
- Aristoteles, ca. 300 b.c.
Don't blame everything on social media, people are just dumb and weak. FB & Twitter went from a breeze of freedom in the arabic world, occupy-movement, umbrella protests to Trump, Duterte, Bolsonaro.. Even Erdogan, whilst blocking social media in turkey, uses is to create hype around him.
I quit most services that Datamine me because I think they are way more dangerous for us and our society than they look like. I would like to use it actually but not in exchange for growing a platform where extremists get tools for suggestive advertising.
instagram is the most interesting because it's the next evolution of an international visual language (which ASCII representation of graphics, then emojis, were the initial steps in), even if a lot of it is selfish bullshit, the mass recognition of photography as instant communication will inevitably change the concept of language as a whole...
but as a whole if you threw out social media, even the slight interst of instagram wouldn't be any sort of significant loss, and humanity would be better off without any of it
facebook is probably the worst
Instagram is probably the worst of them all
Was up the coast a few days ago... an almost empty hidden beach, just out of Byron bay, paradise... When two full blown vegan hippie types walk past.
They then spend about 15mins taking selfies, the boyfriend being barked at to get the right angle as she poses on the rocks.... they then spend another 15 looking at their phones, where I'm guessing they are posting all those photos... then they walk back to where they came. GFY.
Trolling has been around since mIrc but nowadays the younger generations are just a bunch of assholes who enjoy cyber-bullying.
get rid of it, live life