I was just playing Hypnospace Outlaw which is based on a forked universe of 1999 where you are an web admin on sites as they would have looked at that time period. It made me realize how flat grey, flat and bland the internet has become. Before Yahoo smashed Geocities into the ground the internet was full of hobby and fan website organized into communities with similar interest. The websites were creative, colorful and fun. This lives on a in a way on Neocites.org if you are not sure what I am talking about. I feel like we rushed to platforms with ease of use, but in doing so we have lost the creativity of the internet and niche communities has been decimated. Also, it seems that every topic, hobby and message is somehow intertwined in politics now. Is politics interjection on purpose? Did we let corporations destroy "internet 1.0"? The internet feels corporate, bland and the only entertainment seems to be people flaming each other on the internet. Maybe I am just nostalgic and the current internet is better. I would like to know what other people think.