Does anyone know of any good internet communities that they would be willing to share? Kind of like how 4chan was good before.
Also post general interesting places on the net.
> I just wish it would be a little faster.
Some people said the same thing about /b/, in 2004.
it's ok heaven, most people have gotten too used to pictures so I doubt we'd be able to get that many
but I like this site and agree some more users would be nice, everyone here just takes in the fun atmospheres w/ themselves
Very subjective but I like 7chan's /eh/
as well as /wiz/ on wizardchan.
iichan/wakachan and desuchan are good to occasionally browse
Tohno-chan is a pretty nice place for anime discussion
I miss haikyo.
I check here daily as well. If there was at least 3 new posts a day I'd be happy. Just wish /b/ was better.
I like to search for text like "- wakaba 3.0.8 + futaba + futallaby -" in search engines.
It's amazing how many little sites have a small wakaba install and it's interesting what you could find there.
Guess Shii finally decided his status as patron deity of chandom was secure enough to disappear into the wired completely
he lives on in our heads, now
I noticed this a few days ago. I'm wondering if that book recommendation is ironic or not. He might as well recommend Yotsuba Society.
Also he changed his robots.txt to block archivers. Previously it just blocked things like that furry article he wrote which is mirrored elsewhere anyway.
The Society for the Study of Modern Image Board Culture was closed a few months ago too.
The world is ending!
Where am I meant to read Blind-Mute Loli and Nurse-kun now?
I don't think the book suggestion is ironic, actually. I happened to stumble upon it at a library and he actually interviewed Shii, although he didn't get much out of it because he asked basic questions that you could already answer by lurking on ESK.
... He also interviewed Jkid. So there you go.
ED or wikichan on archive.org. It sucks, I know.
How often do you use your real name online? Do you intentionally avoid tying your pseudonymous/anonymous postings and content to your real world identity? Why or why not?
One day when I'm dead, I'll be in heaven too!
Only for interacting with people from meatspeace. Basically I just have a Fagbook and an Email with my real name. EVERYTHING else is either my Internet name or anonymous.
I do much the same. Mostly it's a free speech thing. I don't want to feel like expressing my opinion on the web is going to haunt my life. For example, I wouldn't want to post political stuff connected to my real name because if I had strong opinions on something pro or con and a prospecitve employer found out about it, it means I don't work there. It's just the way things are headed -- employers demand your online life, because they want to find a drunk picture of you or some controversial opinion or something so having said opinions connected to your name is potentially problematic.
I often use fake names for different accounts; characters from coronation street in the 60s and stuff
what is a real name
do you mean a name you usually use offline
because if then, i don't
i don't feel like doing it
>>10 no we man the true name the order of magic gave you upon true initiation
It depends. Some communities have a formal feel and while there are people who use pseudonyms anyway, it's like you're going against the feel of the place. Many more are a lot more informal and I end up not giving a shit and just go with a random nick. But in online gaming I prefer to use a real.. nickname simply to make conversations in game flow better. Imagine saying, for example, "Matt" versus "BROfastRacedriver" (www) when trying to explain a plan to someone; people end up abbreviating the latter in all sorts of ways and it can get a bit confusing. Then again I don't end up playing in public games all that often.
This is a good point, I've never stopped to see just how much I restrain my speech when using a real name. I suppose simply being in a more formal community would make me restrain my speech either way.
Outside of Google+ (where I post publicly and under my real name, contributing almost exclusively in Japanese) and the odd online government petition, I tend to use either completely identical pseudonyms or minor variations on a theme on websites that require registration. I don't outright link these pseudonyms to my real name or my G+ account, but I don't go to any significant effort to obscure the connection either, so anyone who cares enough could probably find up to 80% of my online output in <20 minutes of googling.
The only times I actually bother to obscure my identity a bit more are instances where I'm concerned about future legal and/or social repercussions. Think accounts on private BitTorrent trackers, porn sites and the like.
On a related note, would anyone be interested in a Google+ community for 4-ch regulars?
Is it just me, or do Japanese websites seem much more spartan than their American, Korean, and Chinese counterparts? Just look at the Japanese Wikipedia, or compare Asahi Shimbun's website to the Chosun Ilbo's. And websites for anime for the most part are very minimalistic too. A few background pictures, a bit of static decoration, and that's it. Where are the obnoxious flash-games, the flashy advertisements, the animated buttons I've come to associate with commercial internet?
Is it because so many Japanese web-users browse on cell-phones? Or it just to save bandwidth out of an ethical philosophy of frugality?
Just seems a little weird to me that one of the leading nations on the internet has such plain websites.
Especially for Wikipedia, I mean an article on something as visual as the OS-tans, and they don't have a single picture. Not a single picture for the article on Azumanga Daioh, Haruhi, or Evangelion. I mean, these were big-hit animes, but not a single picture? I mean, the Hungarian, Thai, and Indonesian versions of the EVA page have more pictures than the country of origin!
I for one don't mind simple pages, but they should at least be easily navigable. Though...great design = at least a couple of pictures.
And it's a valid point saying that cell phone surfing is a contributing factor, as they're using their phones for so much more over there than we do in the west.
I think a better question would be "Why is the west obessessed with every stupid little thing about Japan?"
I've always found commercial Japanese websites to be flashier(no pun intended) than American ones, for things like anime and games at least.
Keep in mind that "the west," if it uses the internet at all, uses it to check the news and weather and maybe a social networking site. what you're dealing with here is a very small subset of 'sperging japanophiles posting about the internet on a messageboard whose primary draw is mimicing the nature of a popular japanese messageboard.
ASCII RULES! That and all of their language symbols are images...so the Japanese internet does have the most images...and the best porn. Oh yes...Japanese porn is the best.
You all should browse moar. Japanese websites are on the extremes. It all depends on where you look. Also, pay attention to Mr. >>36
>>Japanese websites are on the extremes
never. it's very rare.
Japanese don't use Frash
They use HTML5 and HTML
Theirs web sites are very simple
Is there any research on analysis of anonymous mobilizations mass and cultural phenomenon h2: influential 4chan posts , no real wakachan posts that are famous famous 4chan posts..experimental check efficacy. i remember somebody basically has to create an infographic and a chat room and all of a sudden mobilized!
actually there is very little information on this. if you have access to scholarly journals I would look in the linguistics department, but for the most part the internet has been fundamentally ignored by researchers (save ad researchers).
There is a thing that lets people have names on /b/
There is a thing for jewish people to know what wikipedia articles to edit
There is a thing that adds chat rooms to every webpage
Just thinking this is pretty interesting, maybe there's a whole augmented layer of the web that we don't normally see.
What the fuck are you talking about?
Private local software used to be the norm. Is it starting to seem unusual?
I know it hasn't been always great, but the onion seems very rotten lately. Is freenet any better, worth the requirements?
Why not just browse the normal internet? Child porn isn't good, and neither are internet drugs. "Shalloweb" can do everything but those topics just as well as any ``deepweb" can.
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> Why not just browse the normal internet?
> internet drugs
Really? How do you download drugs?
Go to your nearest Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong franchise consulate and hang out in the parking lot. When the Fa La Ba Las come, tell them you want to try some Snow Crash. I take no responsibility for what happens next. I personally don't advise exposing yourself to the human neurological equivalent of a computer virus in the guise of a recreational drug, but you DID ask.
Hello there boys, girls and people of a transgender state. I was just wondering where everyone is from. I'm Irish and I don't seem to have spotted any other Paddy's around. So far I've spotted English,Canadian, Japanese and Americans but I'm pretty much a n00b here so everyone give a shout out for your country/state whatever.
Guy from Tralee,Kerry,Munster,Ireland,EU
A few other Scottish people here, how ye daein ya cunts haha
ONE other human being from new zealand here, and they're in tauranga :(
i'm in christchurch myself, quake city.
We have five military bases.
Please forgive my country, world, it knows not what it does.
not all of us support the crap it does.
Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
Hailing from the same great country as >>1
This is glorious.
I came here to post that.