Tilde club? This is my tilde club. So much discussion in certain circles, not my circles, about the old pre-millennium web. Aren’t these nouveau old-school efforts just in-joke communities for those with large platforms? Tilde club isn’t taking new members, and who could get anyone to subscribe to a newsletter, supposed renaissance or not, when the average person couldn’t even get eyes on a blog/tumblr? It's all undemocratic and not retro in the least.
It's also a little just for whom is The New York Times writing? (That would be that diverse audience that falls between bankers and college professors.)
From the above referenced Gizmodo piece:
“The internet is now a much more public place where anything that gets written has a tendency to fall into the wrong hands almost immediately.”
"People have more fun when they can be vulnerable and open," Ford explained to me in an email. Especially when they "aren't bracing themselves for a bunch of shrieking assholes to violently weigh in on every possible thing in order to score more virtual rage points."
I guess? Assuming you actually have an audience?
I love the idea of Web 1.0, which is why I even read any of these think pieces in the first place. This is my middle-aged livejournal. I don’t get death or rape threats online. I also don't get catcalled in the real world.
I'm not even fully sure that I exist.
I am, however, starting to feel very elite as I'm still an owner of a Tripod page.