The Day the Good Internet Died

“Did a Good Internet ever even exist, or am I just nostalgic for my youth?”

Source: The Ringer
Published: Jul 21, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,211 words)

I Was Teenage Hockey Message Board Jailbait

If you Google hard enough, you can locate a thread deep within the Internet that was posted to the Usenet newsgroup on March 22, 2000. “Where oh where is Katie Baker??” reads the subject line. “What the hell happened to her?” says the post. The responses are mercifully cryptic. “Detention,” wrote one man. “Isn’t she trapped in Cambridge?” cracked another. “Harvard has a high school? :)” responded someone with the username Nastyflyersgirl. “Wow,” wrote one lady called Starr. “No one is safe with any secrets here. Like they say, the truth is bound to come out sooner or later.”

Source: Deadspin
Published: Jan 27, 2011
Length: 21 minutes (5,284 words)