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Author Topic: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?  (Read 1881 times)

ace.cafe

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 12:39:45 PM »
Perhaps it is this change in social media that's causing it.
I find the situation to be pervasive all over the net, so that could explain it.
I am now seeing forums which used to be very active, go 2-3 days at a time without a single post showing up.

I'm not sure if our demographic of Bullet users falls into the Facebook style of social media users, or texters. But, maybe they do.

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 01:29:57 PM »
Everyone is on FaceBook these days.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 02:33:24 PM »
Or chaturbate.  (nsfw)
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 03:15:35 PM »
First of all, I don't think anyone on this forum is among the young generation that uses phones for all its social mediation.  ;) So that's probably not the issue here.

I don't really participate in many other fora, so I can't really speak to the Internet as a whole. I will say that I don't check Twitter (which I use to keep up with work-related info) or Facebook nearly as much as I used to, simply because I'm not the new guy on the job anymore and don't have time for it.

Maybe it's some sort of post-Holidays slump -- people getting back to normal life and catching up, etc. I always feel like there's a kind of social depression after the Holidays.

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 06:54:27 PM »
FB and Twitter doesn't explain why some old timers seemly disappeared from this forum.

Talk to any high schooler, they will tell you that FB is for 35-50 year old moms complaining about there marriage or looking for a new one.

Not sure what a twitter is. Maybe I should try Myspace.
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 10:07:24 PM »

Talk to any high schooler, they will tell you that FB is for 35-50 year old moms complaining about there marriage or looking for a new one.

Hilarious!  I lost a wife to Facebook a few years ago.  I can't thank them enough!

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 11:28:38 PM »
With all of the responses to this topic, I don't see a dearth of activity here.

Likewise, on the muzzle loading forum I belong to there are a lot of posts daily.
The number of posts there has greatly increased due to the gun issues being proposed but the regular subject areas that deal with specific types of muzzle loaders is still busy.

That forum, like this one has a lot of  old farts, I mean, more mature people visiting and posting there.  :D
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 01:16:15 AM »
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2013, 12:11:19 AM »

Not sure what a twitter is. Maybe I should try Myspace.

My 20 year old step daughter does not check her email anymore, she says email is for old farts.

Twitter is about randomly reposting stuff other people have said and occasionally adding a comment, mainly from a cell phone rather than a PC. There is also tumblr which is a photo version of twitter.

Then there is instagram where you use your cell phone throughout the day to snap random shots of things like the pineapple donuts you had with morning tea and post it up, though apparently if you post up too many food photos you are at risk of being labelled a "hipster".


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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 03:32:25 AM »
hipsterS.. I thought that was a 50's thing   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlkyQEiUOc

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2013, 02:44:54 PM »
Scotty: Never heard of him but watched the vid..Probably just bad timing on his part as the war was still on and the country wasn't ready to let its hair down as in the late 40's/50's..He missed the mark by 5 years or so...Not sure if GlennF daughter reference to hipster holds the same meaning..GM
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2013, 02:24:54 AM »
it doesn't ...  just caught my attention.. I am almost 65 so words have different meanings today as you know.. hipsters , hippies, beatniks,,  and on and on, just thought some fun music was apropo

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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2013, 02:38:45 AM »
Scotty: u just a old beachcomber.. 8)
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2013, 05:02:42 PM »
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Re: So why is the whole Internet so dead now?
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2013, 03:41:43 AM »
post some pictures BoB, I'd like to see that.
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