The Internet Kinda Sucks Now

Stephen Moore
7 min readApr 11, 2024

This article was originally published on my Substack, Trend Mill.

I was reminiscing the other day with a friend about a long-forgotten period of time — the days when the internet was fun.

Tightknit forums with positive vibes, the early viral videos on YouTube (looking at you, Star Wars Kid), MSN Messenger, the band pages on MySpace, using Limewire to download music (at a glacial speed)…

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Stephen Moore

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