On internet nostalgia

An ask I received on Tumblr recently: Do you ever just get super nostalgic about 2012? Social media back then just felt like a bunch of dorks, and now it’s morphed into a huge popularity contest. And my answer: In my experience, it’s very hard to tell whether the nostalgia one has for a bygone era of the internet is more “longing for one’s own lost youth” or a more objective “it was better back then.”

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