History of the Internet, Thumbup, Memes, Clickbait, Gamification, and Zoomers
laird lonergan wrote: “sites like hacker news with karma or point systems are never good. i always enjoy bbs's in japanese/Asia style”
- yeah. true.
- it was invented by facebook, by psychologists, the thumb up.
- since, the web is downhill.
- and one major push of it in programing world is the stackoverflow fuck.
- the euphemism of it is gamification, gamify, by these save-the-world white startup opensource by day and get rich by night disruption fucks, on hackernews.
- ever since, it generated posts based on the max thumbup they can get, and that's how zoomer grew up with. It became a norm.
- and gradually most content became quips, sound bites, cheap shots, and then memes, clickbaits, drama, anger.
- this is, the context of memes, how it became popular.
- circa 2007.
- rating system, began around y2k. slashdot i think and others.
- in the beginning, there's also a score down. (ie thumb down)
- and around y2k, it was nerd era still. there would be nerds, who worked with different rating systems, and u'll see they blog about it, which is good, how, etc.
- gradually, that disappeared. starting, i'd say, when google killed blogs.
- blog, and internet, originally, was meant as a democracy, where everyone can broadcast their opinions, not just TV.
- but deepstate saw way to thwart it. because, most people, do not have opinions, and are lazy. they like brainless entertainment.
- so, 'social network' took over.