Dead Internet

>login with your google, apple, microsoft, or *insert social media account here*
>sometimes not even an option to sign up with email
>have to make an account just to browse the website
>has to be a gmail account

>try to sign up for an offerup account
>never used offerup before
>they demand a phone number
>*this number is already in use*

When did the internet become unusable

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We need web1 back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      usenet was the original LULZ

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I want a /b/bs

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > uses israeli websites
    > gets kiked
    sun = hot, ice = cold, sky=blue ..etc.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just make more accounts. I never log in with the same account twice.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's becoming harder and harder just to make an account.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can't have burner accounts AND a metaverse. how will your digital twin stay up to date?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How do they expect anyone to use the metaverse if they can't even make an account.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's becoming harder and harder just to make an account.
        You can buy a Mint Mobile trial SIM for $2, all you need is an email address to set it up. You get 7 days to sign up for whatever 'needs a phone number' crap you want.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          With how many phone numbers have been recycled, using a recycled number has become a problem.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is very true. It's impossible to find a non-recycled number in my experience.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >When did the internet become unusable
    Half (at least) of all interactions the normal person has online are with bots. Companies realized this and needed to tighten up security to make sure that 99% of their traffic aren't just other bots.

    Alphagen/zoomers are abandoning this shit on-mass and I totally get it.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like I could meet Big Tech halfway: how about if the entire internet had 1 account, you could track it as much as you'd want and serve me whatever ads you'd like, based on the places I chose to use said account.
    In exchange we start completely fresh. You have to delete all the data you have on me, and all existing accounts. We'd hard-refresh the internet, if you will.

    Deal?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'd never accept this.

      Part of the reason data harvesting is such big buisness is because Google were smart in the 90s-10s. No one knew or cared that Google was monitoring literally everything back then, making that data FAR more valuable because it was authentic, raw, your actual preferences without a concern for who was looking because you thought the internet was anonymous.

      Only in recent years has privatizing individual data become a priority, meaning that a lot of people now know and take steps to avoid being tracked. But back then it was all real.
      This data is arguably more valuable than all of Facebook, Twitter and Instragram combined simply because it showed trends completely unaffected by privacy schitzos.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Only in recent years has privatizing individual data become a priority, meaning that a lot of people now know and take steps to avoid being tracked. But back then it was all real.
        Is this why it's such a nightmare to signup for anything.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is bankruptcy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can do that in the EU for any company, even the railway, but not for government databases.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True. But are you going to?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I tried several times but they always seem to remember me for some unknown reason.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe a better strategy would be to avoid accounts altogether, it's just more bloat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree, but there needs to be an option to sign up without an email account and phone number.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember when google first rolled out gmail and made it invitation-only to make it seem 'cool' and 'exclusive'?
    Remember when google bought up Altavista and then completely fucked up the usenet archives by conflating it with 'google groups' to ruin it and trick people into using google groups?
    Pepperridge farm remembers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >turns out that centralization has literally not once, ever, been good for the consumer long-term
      News at 11.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and their motto was do no evil
      what a company

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >When did the internet become unusable
    I think many people think using Google for everything is way more convenient

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Propose to your representative the creation of the concept of technological discrimination.

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