Remember the old web? The personal, messy, unique internet of yore, where Geocities ruled and everyone had their own website where they shared the things they are most passionate about? If you know me, then you know that I deeply miss the time when there was a lot more signal, and a lot less noise. When five companies didn't account for 90% of the traffic on the internet, and discovery felt like following a treasure map, rather than being spoon-fed a never-ending diet of processed food.
Well, consider this my own treasure map. It's a place for me to share the places on the internet that I find personally interesting. It's a bit small, right now (give it time, my memory isn't what it used to be) but I intend to update it often as I continue down the path of rekindling the delight this magical, ephemeral network used to bring me.
- ~dustin the site that directly inspired my library page
- ~parimal a tribute to the creative web of the 90s
- ~manu great writer, thought-provoking content
- ~brandon a fellow 90's kid, forever missing the past
- ~eric retro computing overload
- OldWeb.Today how I test my website for longevity
- Wayback Machine the web, back when it was good
- GifCities a geocities animated GIF search engine
- Internet Archive the planet's largest internet library
- The Forest like StumbleUpon, but better
- Marginalia Search a search engine for the unique web
- The Old Net come live in the past
- Website Carbon Calculator how green is your website?
- MudBytes all the MUD snippets you could ask for
- textfiles.com no links list is complete without it
- GitHub 95 github as it was meant to be viewed
- Old'aVista a search engine for old personal websites
- MSCHF a fascinatingly inventive modern art collective