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>>61753555
>you had to tinker with a lot of shit to make games run.
probably the best normie filter in existence.


ISPs really should have kept the AOL style walled garden. a daycare for the casuals while the rest of us go play.

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>>57295517
>it became an "AACC" environment
this.

people talk about "muh eternal september" all the time here, but it wasnt until the iPhone when the internet took a massive shit on itself.

the Eternal September wasnt even that fucking bad because for the next 10 years, the majority of users were confined to the walled gardens their ISP had set up. those with the technical know-how got around those gardens and actually used the web/net as they wanted, which still kept the internet as a haven for like-minded geeks and nerds.

the internet was still self-policing and wasnt driven by money. so casuals were quickly filtered out.

not until the meteoric rise of social media and the IOT (internet of things) did we see a massive change in how things were conducted.

an overwhelming majority of internet users use it for 1 thing and 1 thing only. social media.
for fucks sake, a poll was done in some country (forgot) and the majority thought that facebook was THE internet.

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at least walled gardens actually kept people that didnt know shit about the internet in their own area.

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am i the only one who appreciated AOL's walled garden for what it was?
a filter for normies.

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i miss the walled gardens of the 56k era.

it was virtual segregation.

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>>50466840
I miss the walled garden AOL provided.
considering the marketshare at the time, it filtered out a majority of the casuals leaving the web as a true wild west.

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While AOL was shit,. it was a great filter and kept most people relegated to AOL only crap



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