The Great Web 1.0 Revival

Publication Title
Publication Date
October 28 2014
Kyle Chayka (creator)
Josh Miller (contributor)
Paul Ford (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
The booming size of today's mainstream social networks and the constant level of noise we have to deal with has inspired a sudden return to a time when the internet was quieter, safer, and more intimate: the Web 1.0 days. Like artisanal hipster nostalgia for a time when men were men, shoes were handmade, and everyone pickled their own vegetables, the internet's vanguard is pushing for a return toward a simpler digital era.

We're tired of being told what to do, what to see, and how to interact online by platforms that resemble rat mazes more than sandboxes. We're nostalgic for the close-knit, DIY nature of the early web, where everything was smaller, from the communities to the design itself.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Not On The Body

How to cite this entry
Kyle Chayka. (October 28 2014). "The Great Web 1.0 Revival". Gizmodo. Gizmodo. Fabric of Digital Life.