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Growing up online during some of the internet's most formative years, I had a particular vision of what the web would be like in the future: perhaps the small, tight-knit communities of my early teens would multiply and thrive in a multifaceted web. But as I grew into adulthood, these online communities disappeared, giving way to monolithic streams of content governed by companies like Google and Facebook.

I hope that by writing about my experiences on what we now think of as an "early," or at least earlier web, I can examine what these communities meant to us and how and why they disappeared. Aesthetics of 90s digital culture have made their way back into the mainstream, but often without discussion of the communities they originated in.

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Growing up online during some of the internet's most formative years, I had a particular vision of what the web would be like in the future: perhaps the small, tight-knit communities of my early teens would multiply and thrive in a multifaceted web. But as I grew into adulthood, these online communities disappeared, giving way to monolithic streams of content governed by companies like Google and Facebook.

I hope that by writing about my experiences on what we now think of as an "early," or at least earlier web, I can examine what these communities meant to us and how and why they disappeared. Aesthetics of 90s digital culture have made their way back into the mainstream, but often without discussion of the communities they originated in.

Backers will receive early access to text + multimedia essays about historic but oft forgotten digital and games media.

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