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Does The Internet Change Like A Community

Does The Internet Change Like A Community
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Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistAs I was looking through some older sites, I started thinking about what the heritage of the internet would be without those sites?

For example, for you PC gamers that like to read about gaming history, or like to think about the “good ole days”, what would the internet be without sites like or

Quakeworld was wiped clean several years ago.  All that remains is a “ stay tuned” message. Back in the late 1990s was one of the more popular pages on the net.

Back in the 1990s fans sites opened right and left at free hosting providers. The main free hosting provider back in those days was GeoCities. But GeoCities closed a few years ago. All of those fan sites gone in a split second as the servers were unplugged.

Along with geocities, also went a vast amount of time, effort and internet history. Gone are the walk-throughs to Doom, Quake, Diablo, Quake II, Warcraft II,,, and other popular games from the 1990s.

Before geocities was closed in the 2009, sometimes I would land in a fan site that dated back to the 1990s. Reading those sites was like taking a trip back in time. There were some pages that had not been updated in 5, 6, 7 or more years. I wonder if the page was setup by a high school or college kid, then forgotten about?

Those lost geocities pages were like footsteps in the sand. They are only there for a little while, then the sands of time erases them. They only exist now in our memory.

As I drive through my home town of Bridge City Texas, I notice the front of an old store has been reworked, or an old house has been demolished.

The old homes that have been demolished exist only in my memory, much like the websites at geocities.

Just as a community changes, so does the internet. Maybe a friends house burns down, the house is sold, the house is updated with a fresh coat of paint,,, just like what happens to websites.

About 5 years ago or so I was going through a backup of my internet explorer favorites that dated from the late 1990s – early 2000s. The majority if the websites were offline. Those were websites that I used to visit on a regular basis, but had drifted away from.

As I was going through those old bookmarked sites, I found myself getting sad. Some of those sites were like a friends house. You visit the site, and you feel at home.

Maybe the internet is like a community, in that we build relationships with sites, and other people. We all have pages that we visit on a regular basis, just like we visit certain stores and the homes of certain people.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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