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From: Peej
on February 02, 2023

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I love humanity and its digital history

From: lucia
on January 31, 2023

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Hello people from Yerterweb Im interested in your vision

How did you find the small web?
My friend Mylene told me about it


Favorite thing about the small web?
Bringing back open source for education and entertainment

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the design the amount of trackers asking to open your camara The face filters to make you look beautiful the most
From: Quinn
on January 31, 2023

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hey luv what the yesterweb is doing

How did you find the small web?
i read about it on spacehey and ive spent HOURS looking thru cool websites people made just for fun not-for-profit

Favorite website: https://cinni.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
its WAY more creative and the graphics are so colourful and pretty and everything is so unique far from monotonous

Least favorite thing about the current web?
monotonous logos everything has to be for profit somehow monotonous layouts and content being bombarded with contentetc dont even get me STARTED on Crypto
From: tuxedopepe
on January 30, 2023

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very cozy site a peek at an era i wasnt born into but nonetheless very comforting an internet that was less of a corporate soulless office building and more like visiting a childhood friend

How did you find the small web?
i found it through maia crimews site

Favorite website: http://www.yesterweb.org

Favorite thing about the small web?
it feels genuine unlike most SEO-AI-affiliate marketing-whatever crap on the normal web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything is generic useless highly monetized and designed to waste your time
on January 29, 2023

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hey there fellow internet dweller here just stopping by to say that i love the ideas and aesthetics of this community although i havent talked to anyone directly in the yesterwebs community yet i already feel at home i hope to eventually reach out and start chatting with the community i live in a very conservative area and i dont really have any likeminded friends due to being the triple whammy native queer and a woman when you add in the whole im an anarchist thing it really shrinks the friend pool in the end its nice to find a place that is keeping the internet that i truly loved alive this community spurred me to start making websites again and ive really enjoyed the new hobby

How did you find the small web?
i was looking through the internet archive at old geocities stuff to reminisce started googling modern alternatives and then i found neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
i appreciate like-minded individuals who understand that the masses despite their many shortcomings and problematic ideologies are not their enemy nor a major threat to the old internet but those at the top who seek to divide us and strip us of our education creativity and personal expression

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything i am a systems administrator and it exhausts me to see how much the web has evolved into one of the worst amalgamations of disinformation bloat and chaos i have ever seen i miss personal websites silly flash games and the educational value of the web the walls of code trackers and unoptimized assets on modern websites give me a headache
From: kpm
on January 27, 2023

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i love this website it is very pretty

Favorite website: http://cat-v.org/

Least favorite thing about the current web?
massive webpages social media
From: Jastas
on January 27, 2023

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Love that this site exists and is keeping the idea of a guestbook alive

How did you find the small web?
Another site from work

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creativity of webmasters and gettin to share your personal website instead of social media

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Social media
From: ash
on January 26, 2023

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hi

How did you find the small web?
maia site rabbit hole in lecture

From: kywa
on January 26, 2023

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oh my god everything on thsi side of the internet is so pretty i missed this

How did you find the small web?
i logged into vidlii for the first time in like a year and found a video advertising dollim website from the newest videos tab which has led me down this prettyu rabuitthole

Least favorite thing about the current web?
anxiety inducing and ugly
From: TheOkayest
on January 25, 2023

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hello fellow void dwellers

How did you find the small web?
i know everyone else is saying it already but maia arson crimew helped me uncover this wonderland absolutely awesome

Favorite thing about the small web?
freedom

Least favorite thing about the current web?
if you visit pretty much any site without at least 5 different tracker blockers oops your data is in the hands of data collectors forever it sucks
From: rose
on January 25, 2023

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rose was here 3 im learning

How did you find the small web?
this is the small web maia arson crimews blog and links poking around i havent done coding in years and i forgot most of what there is to know but im inspired to get back into it

Favorite thing about the small web?
cute and quirky and more transparent than big website TM i suppose im not very familiar with it yet but im very glad it exists

Least favorite thing about the current web?
data policies are gross dont like it
From: job
on January 25, 2023

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Tormented by the god of the web he wishes for relief from it all and found yesterweb

How did you find the small web?
maiacrimewgay

From: minur
on January 25, 2023

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this is a cool rabbit hole spent a few hours clicking link after link

How did you find the small web?
i think a reddit post comment


Favorite thing about the small web?
idk its interesting and kept me clicking link after link

Least favorite thing about the current web?
fear of viruses
From: A panda from space
on January 25, 2023

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Uhm hi I guess this a really lovely corner of the internet its quiet here and there seems to be lots to explore

How did you find the small web?
Started with an airline getting owned clicked a few links and ended up here

Favorite thing about the small web?
Its so quiet and unique its nice to see lots of cute indie websites

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its full of ads and algorithms capitalisms constant need to drain the value out of everything has drained the internet of personality
From: ant
on January 23, 2023

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kia ora

Favorite website: http://tetrageddon.com/

Least favorite thing about the current web?
evil fuckn tool of capitalism that the worlds trying to stop you from being able to live without also going to a cafe and seeing signs asking you to scan some fucking barcode to access the menu
From: thomasgamer4000
on January 23, 2023

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The Waffle House has found its new host

From: calvin
on January 23, 2023

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Hi Love your stuff

How did you find the small web?
was browsing maias writeup about owning an airline browsed throug hrandom other sites linked until I stumbled on this one

Favorite website: https://versary.town

From: Yimskiie
on January 23, 2023

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hiiiiii 3 idk what to put here

How did you find the small web?
I saw a post about maia tsa leak and then went down a rabbit hole from there to here


Favorite thing about the small web?
Its more friendly less corporate

Least favorite thing about the current web?
I love how I can basically just talk to anyone anywhere at any time
From: zorklo
on January 22, 2023

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Gnomes are the most erotic creatures

How did you find the small web?
Stumbled across a website for games many years ago

Favorite website: https://flyingomelette.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Individual expression

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Commodification of every interaction
From: callie
on January 22, 2023

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love u guys 3

How did you find the small web?
a rabbit-hole stemming from maia arson crimew finding the TSA nofly list

Favorite website: http://sleepy.zone/

Favorite thing about the small web?
the community

Least favorite thing about the current web?
data stealing
From: hazel
on January 22, 2023

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hiii 3

How did you find the small web?
i clicked too many links

Least favorite thing about the current web?
i want ipv6 pleading_face
From: Sencyy
on January 22, 2023

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yay 3

How did you find the small web?
i found a reddit post that linked to a website hosted in neocities and then i started to mess arroud and somehow i got here

Favorite thing about the small web?
its fun

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its not fun and full of corporate shit
From: Rei
on January 22, 2023

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Im so happy a place like this exists Live on Yesterweb

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr for Yesterweb But I knew about the smaller web when exploring forums IRCs during my search for others like me And of course pages on fandom communities like FeralHeart Not to mention I grew up with old Monster High the old disney Pixie Hollow and old MLP flash games I miss it


Favorite thing about the small web?
The collective of great creative minds and their rich archives Very unique and yet bonded

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Consumerism leads to lack of dopamine and rather takes away from what brought people to enjoy them in the first place I miss alot of the old activities and forums that now are lost to time It is a rip of nostalgia and a current of similiar but bland pages that waste potential to outdo one another Just for quick easy set ups
From: martiz23
on January 22, 2023

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I didnt know indie websites where a thing i want to know more and create my own site im so happy please keep doing lords work

How did you find the small web?
i saw a twitter post of someone posting the page of the person who leaked the entire no fly list and the page was so cute i needed to searched it clicking links i ended up here

Favorite thing about the small web?
The way it builds communities its easy to engage with others without that interaction being a performative act

Least favorite thing about the current web?
How everything has pop ups with ads or they are tracking everything i do I want my user experience to be created on my own
From: Avityred
on January 21, 2023

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Suuuuup

How did you find the small web?
Neocities website browser

Favorite thing about the small web?
It has a personality its not a soulless corporate mess

From: Ivy
on January 19, 2023

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Hi 3

Favorite thing about the small web?
I liked the websites about Wicca there used to be

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The addictive algorithm
From: nana
on January 19, 2023

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hello lovely work youre doing 3

From: em
on January 19, 2023

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love what yall are doing here

How did you find the small web?
a tumblr post

Favorite thing about the small web?
creativity sense of both community but also individuality which have both been largely lost by now

Least favorite thing about the current web?
targeted ads destruction of spaces for kids overcommercialization
From: Mandi michelle
on January 19, 2023

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Miss internet fun

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
This is cool

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Ads and capitalism
From: grimbly
on January 19, 2023

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HOHOHOHOH

How did you find the small web?
HO

Favorite website: https://soyjak.party

Favorite thing about the small web?
HO

Least favorite thing about the current web?
HO
From: h
on January 18, 2023

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live for that radio feature

How did you find the small web?
tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
radio one day ill go on there one day

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads musk rat need i say more
on January 18, 2023

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Your websites are awesome

From: Ju
on January 18, 2023

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I miss web gamesany of those websites where I could play flash games like escape the room games or dress up games

How did you find the small web?
My parents computer

Favorite thing about the small web?
The crunchy games for kids even on brand websites Website with stuff literally specifically for kids used to be really common Now even toy websites have nothing Actually all of those silly interactable things a lot of websites used to put up Like this guestbook even Small things that were about 3 mins of fun but had charm And really specifically does anyone remember Disney fairies Pixie Hollow game Because I do RIP

Least favorite thing about the current web?
I always feel likesomebodys watching mee-eee
on January 18, 2023

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ah a guestbook been years since ive seen one how could i not sign it 3cheers to yall nice work so far i totally agree with this

How did you find the small web?
my thoughts


Favorite thing about the small web?
classic websites doesnt misuse the web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
web apps they have caused excessive scope and feature creep within web browsers what was once a simple document viewer is now a bootloader for actual applicationsapps stay out of the web browser sites stay in please
From: Bread
on January 18, 2023

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Heya Thanks for helping keep old web alive

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr


Favorite thing about the small web?
The aesthetic and novelty of finding weird neice non commercialized content

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The monopoly of squarespace-esque desighn language Its like the whole Internet lost its identity to marketability
From: Brad
on January 18, 2023

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i just clicked a link i saw on tumblr and saw you had a guestbook and it filled me with nostalgia and quiet joy I havent even explore the website yet but i needed to sign the guestbook and tell you how much i loved seeing it thank you i look forward to exploring more

How did you find the small web?
tumblr baybeee

Favorite thing about the small web?
idk yet but i imagine itll be exciting to find out

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads manufacted addiction then people selling you online tools to break that addiction surveillance complete lack of originality everything is for-profit
From: Wraith
on January 18, 2023

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THIS IS AMAZING

How did you find the small web?
a tumblr post

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the advertisements tracking etc
From: triPixel
on January 18, 2023

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the nostalgia is overwhelming well done guys

How did you find the small web?
surfing through old domains with webarchiveorg and clicking the buttons for different sites

Favorite website: https://melonking.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
how free and soulful every website is

Least favorite thing about the current web?
how disgustingly corporate anything has to be to get traction
From: malachite
on January 17, 2023

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hey thanks for all this

How did you find the small web?
four or five different threads

Favorite thing about the small web?
were making things again

From: Amora Rose
on January 17, 2023

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Hello

How did you find the small web?
Through wibyme

Favorite thing about the small web?
Feels like sanity is restored within me and it reminds me of the 90s00s websites back in the day People were creative understanding and real

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The unhinged advertisements taking over the web and corporations buying up every nook and cranny on the surface web The misinformation rampant broken algorithms that benefits the highest bidder and funnel in traffic to expert sites that repeat in the search engines multiple times pushing any website that doesnt meet corp aesthetics or standards into obscurity
From: pau
on January 16, 2023

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love this place


Least favorite thing about the current web?
the monotony and echochambers
From: classifiedrat
on January 16, 2023

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hee hee hoo hoo lets all change the capitalist landscape this world has become hee hee hoo haa

From: amethyst
on January 15, 2023

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I dont think I ever signed the guestbook Well here I am

How did you find the small web?
The Yesterwebs Say No to Web3 page


Favorite thing about the small web?
Definitely the people

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the lack of empathy and nuance in discussions there is no room for growth
From: lies 247
on January 15, 2023

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friend the world

How did you find the small web?
same way you did

Favorite website: https://twitter.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
free speech and people to troll

Least favorite thing about the current web?
liblards
From: manners
on January 15, 2023

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cade parker for your soul bi love you very very much


Least favorite thing about the current web?
i like that it keeps the blowhards oblivious to these spaces
From: Hex
on January 14, 2023

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Haiii x3

From: goatmint
on January 13, 2023

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hiiiii 3

From: cyancyberangel
on January 13, 2023

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totally didnt dump blue highlighter on my sketchbook

How did you find the small web?
my interest started when i was researching old dos and win9x malware older services like kazaa and geocities were brought up and i was enamored by the fact that everything was so decentralized

Favorite thing about the small web?
you can tell a lot about a person by how they design their personal website its an art form all its own social media sites like twitter are soulless in comparison

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the fact that its designed to get people hooked on it and scrolling their lives away
From:
on January 12, 2023

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I love the old internet

How did you find the small web?
Neo cities and looking around for it

Favorite thing about the small web?
How un-decentralized it is

Least favorite thing about the current web?
tiktok
From: Archer
on January 12, 2023

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Look mom im on tv

How did you find the small web?
Found it browsing neocities

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything is commercialized and tracks you and privacy is dead and people thing its completely normal and fine to show your real name and face to thousands of strangers but mostly its the comercialization and tracking
From: luna
on January 12, 2023

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yo this community is rad yo

From: n-user
on January 10, 2023

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nice

Favorite website: http://yesterweb.org

Least favorite thing about the current web?
My Website
From: dove
on January 04, 2023

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i never knew the old web but ive always loved the freedom of html i am still learning about site-building

How did you find the small web?
sadgrl online

Favorite website: https://cinni.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
seeing the passion and artistry that everyone puts into their websites theres so much to explore and see

Least favorite thing about the current web?
limits on creativity and customization making everything about engagement and marketing
on January 04, 2023

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hi the sadgrl website bought me here 33

How did you find the small web?
i found the small web through a recommendation from a friend about websites


Favorite thing about the small web?
its unique and not bland and corporate looking it makes me super happy as an artist with how different everyones site is

Least favorite thing about the current web?
corporate everything looks flat and the same
From: Wren
on January 04, 2023

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hello im here also now

How did you find the small web?
neocities sadgrlonline

Favorite thing about the small web?
its so INDIVIDUAL and INTERESTING and NOT BORING TO LOOK AT theres so much personality and so much HUMAN

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its all a corporate machine its a horrible corporate meat grinder hosted on the internet this is my rage against the machine
From: Beet
on January 03, 2023

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Im coming in to say hi and also thank you for preserving websites because im a person who likes history and seeing the past and the big companies that own the internet nowadays sure dont D

How did you find the small web?
internet archive

Favorite thing about the small web?
the uniqueness everyone can display

Least favorite thing about the current web?
algorithms and deleting old sites with no way to see them again
From: erisn
on January 03, 2023

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hi everyone web 10 was before my time but im so happy that its not gone

How did you find the small web?
falling down a rabbit hole found a link from httpsrubedoworkoldwebhtml

Favorite thing about the small web?
community

Least favorite thing about the current web?
algorithms
From: Synnnn
on January 02, 2023

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What a lovely community 3

From: rue
on January 01, 2023

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this iz so cool omg X3 Im too young to have known the old web and I got access to the international internet on my own pretty late _

How did you find the small web?
was browsing articles about the old web discoverd neocities and spacehey made a spacehey acc dreaming about making my own website and here I am x3

Favorite website: https://cinni.net/?z=/home

Favorite thing about the small web?
the way its more of a community I rlly love the concept of toy box and adopts and I rlly wanna have my own website __

Least favorite thing about the current web?
oof so many add everywhere anoying pop-ups no sense of comunity and ppl have stopped making their own pretty little website and make short bios instead
From: b33
on December 31, 2022

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GIVING UR SITE A BIG KISS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

on December 31, 2022

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I would like to bring back the old net to the people that still love it

How did you find the small web?
By searching random stuff in the internet

Favorite website: https://www.vistaserv.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
90s web aesthetic Personality

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Soulless UI Design
From: uncnsrd
on December 30, 2022

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Feeling back to my childhood and the time that I actually learned and loved being online rather than loathing it

How did you find the small web?
SpaceHey

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Ads pervasive tracking ads the lack of privacy and being treated as a commodity
From: Anon
on December 30, 2022

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This place is pretty cool

How did you find the small web?
Through social media

Favorite thing about the small web?
Just the general aesthetics alone

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Just doesnt look as nice as the old web
From: lolololol
on December 29, 2022

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I WAS HERE LOL

How did you find the small web?
Spontaneous generation

Favorite thing about the small web?
mmmmmmmmm

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ewwwwwwwwwww
From: tj
on December 26, 2022

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hi im a proud member of the yesterweb movement

How did you find the small web?
through my years in hacktivism

Favorite website: https://sadgrl.online/

Favorite thing about the small web?
that were taking back our internet

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the predatory behaviours and corporate takeover
From: JUANATRIIISTE
on December 24, 2022

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HOLIS

From: pikapoka99
on December 23, 2022

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Looking forward to doing more to make the web a better place

How did you find the small web?
Found it through punk and goth youtubers

Favorite thing about the small web?
Feeling more in touch with other people based on our interests

Least favorite thing about the current web?
How everything looks the same and every new feature is made for the sake of money even if it sucks the life out of everything around it
From: Syn
on December 23, 2022

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From: pseudonym
on December 22, 2022

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loved this place amazing

How did you find the small web?
neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
the sense of familiarity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
cookies
From: Nogo
on December 21, 2022

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Yeet the baby

Favorite website: https://itch.io/

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Spam
From: kap
on December 21, 2022

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this is so cool

From: Akcsel
on December 19, 2022

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HELLO FRIENDS

Favorite thing about the small web?
games

Least favorite thing about the current web?
people
From: iz
on December 18, 2022

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love this site super cool


Favorite thing about the small web?
fun and no stress just hanging out yk

Least favorite thing about the current web?
too much easily overwhelms me i guess too much advertising
From: Neptune
on December 18, 2022

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DAFTPUNKFOREVER XD XD

From: Clover
on December 18, 2022

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hi omg hiiiii

How did you find the small web?
i dont remember

Favorite thing about the small web?
little to no ads my own spot

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ADS NO PRIVACY NOTHING IS SACRED NOTHING IS SAVED
From: dabawenyo
on December 17, 2022

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its 1101 PM and i just found out about this whole nostalgic small web kind of shit and tbh its pretty cool

How did you find the small web?
i decided to stumble across tumblr for the first time ever but i got bored immiedately and searched the keyword forum which immediately lead me to a website called lez1234com which looks like a pretty cool forum and then that lead me to some website called blinkiecafe which lead me to yesterweb and then to this thing called gemini which is pretty cool also

Favorite website: https://blinkies.cafe/

Favorite thing about the small web?
i like the forums and aesthetic as i crave early internet web design in the modern era along with the smaller and tight knit communities like a small tf2 community server perhaps

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the modern web seems so repetitive stale and shallow with mostly the same sites being circulated around i like smaller sites and forums but i could never find them for some reason
From: Suzie
on December 16, 2022

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u guys r swag keep it toasty yo

How did you find the small web?
friend told me about neocities and i did some browsing after that

Favorite thing about the small web?
very nostalgic so nice to look at too

Least favorite thing about the current web?
minimalism and the simplification of everything
From: ovengoats
on December 16, 2022

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hii keep up the good work - u guys rock


From: toby i
on December 15, 2022

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yippeee

on December 14, 2022

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hello this is cool

How did you find the small web?
by browsing neocities

Favorite website: http://garf.neocities.org

Favorite thing about the small web?
seeing the old web design

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the corporateness
on December 14, 2022

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plurr

How did you find the small web?
reccd by a friend


Favorite thing about the small web?
exploring a treasure trove of cool old websites again

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ALL OF IT
on December 14, 2022

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Im excited to join the small web by the end of the year I might get my own computer sometime soon so Ill be able to construct a proper site later down the line This school computer is getting me nowhere with all of its restriction

How did you find the small web?
A roblox game known as Drive Down the Silde of Doom snooping through the creators profile and group wall last year I found their website dvd3000ca and familiarized myself with the freedom of having a small website

Favorite website: https://aftersleep.org

Favorite thing about the small web?
I enjoy the aesthetic and the freedom of being able to express yourself online Youll never find this kind of stuff from Google

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Looks complicated to make a page at the moment Also how neocities seems to be down atm
From: Gio
on December 11, 2022

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O So cool

How did you find the small web?
Through my best friend

Favorite thing about the small web?
Everyone is so authentic

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The lack of customizability
From: scars
on December 11, 2022

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love this place and what it stands for rock on brothers i would fill more out but im new to this whole small web thing

Least favorite thing about the current web?
data being stolen the centralization the commercialization for example opening a shopping website and having to close through 10000000 ads and really the lack of charm small webold web has a magical feel to it the current internet could never emulate
From: yumns
on December 09, 2022

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hisies21

How did you find the small web?
boy scouts


Favorite thing about the small web?
reminds me of when the internet was less organised but also less regulated and centralised - hidden gems everywhere

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything is so squeaky clean and tucked away
From: Pale
on December 08, 2022

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wave

How did you find the small web?
The Arkeis Pokemon fansite


Favorite thing about the small web?
Its such a breath of fresh air Its all the things I miss about my childhood and yet everyone seems so welcoming

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporations trying to sell my data
From: mog3
on December 08, 2022

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33333333333

How did you find the small web?
3


Favorite thing about the small web?
3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
3
From: Al
on December 07, 2022

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hello

How did you find the small web?
tumblr post

From: zycone
on December 06, 2022

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best wishes to the yesterweb team and whomever stumbles upon this messagecheers from singapore

How did you find the small web?
started my website proper as a portfolio page

Favorite thing about the small web?
the environment that makes it a city rather than just a platform

Least favorite thing about the current web?
no emotion no personality especially no colour no nothingjust pure cold
From: ben
on December 05, 2022

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hi 3

From: Ax
on December 05, 2022

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Hello I am fairly new to neocities and webdesign and just wanted to say that I love your page and look foreward to seeing all the art and watching your project

How did you find the small web?
Through neocities directory

Favorite thing about the small web?
The uniqueness of it all

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The lack of community It really feels so sanitized and not creative Theres no art or learning involved at all
From: caz
on December 04, 2022

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i wasnt allowed internet access when it was still quality and not flooded with ads

How did you find the small web?
tumblr recommendation lol

Favorite thing about the small web?
its really creative not as boring and dreadful as everything new

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads for days absolute lack of graphic design no fun
From: persondum
on December 03, 2022

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webbed site

From: jm
on December 03, 2022

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i for one am a huge fan of hypocrisy

From: Theodore
on December 03, 2022

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Theres something wrong with the web now

How did you find the small web?
People yearning on tumblr

Favorite website: http://www.pscave.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The aesthetic

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Ads tracking and homogenization
on December 02, 2022

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Hi loosers

How did you find the small web?
I found it through Neocites witch i found through some ones webiste


Favorite thing about the small web?
its old fun and cool

Least favorite thing about the current web?
google
on December 02, 2022

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cool website

How did you find the small web?
awebsiteisaroom

Favorite website: http://drawing.garden/

Favorite thing about the small web?
It has a nice aesthetic

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the amount of hate you get when you slip up once misinformation and overexaggerated stories of events
From: ch
on December 01, 2022

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penis

From: skull
on November 30, 2022

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love this site

How did you find the small web?
found it from tumblr need to find more good old web sites


Favorite thing about the small web?
the gifs and constant sharing

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything
From: BigManCostanza
on November 29, 2022

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HI I just discovered neocities on the steam forum for Hypnospace Outlaw and Im having so much fun exploring

How did you find the small web?
Hypnospace outlaws Forums

Favorite thing about the small web?
I really like exploring and people seem friendly its a nice break from twitter

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Probably the lack of customization I wish every social media was this customizable
From: ecto
on November 28, 2022

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hia

How did you find the small web?
i wanted to learn html and found neoticies


Favorite thing about the small web?
its not mainstream

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its mainstream
From: zombiecalm
on November 28, 2022

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hi

From: x_anonymus
on November 28, 2022

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i dislike the current state of the internet - go back to monkey

How did you find the small web?
httpssadgrlonline


Favorite thing about the small web?
small footprint fast retro styles

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads bloat slowness
From: swordofstabbing
on November 28, 2022

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Im getting into web design

How did you find the small web?
I got into web design in school and

Favorite thing about the small web?
Real people with common interests

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Its so hard to find things from individuals
From: Steph
on November 28, 2022

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Keep up the Great Work

How did you find the small web?
SpaceHey

Favorite website: https://snormal.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
the brightest minds being reunited again

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Excessive unsolicited meaningless content ie that which I havent built an emotional attachment to in an organic way being dumped into my mainstream media feeds that serves no purpose other than to waste my time
From: DEDMOS
on November 27, 2022

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HAIIIII

Favorite thing about the small web?
Everything has personality

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything is so boring and bland very verryyy soulless
From: Audball
on November 26, 2022

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Love this place

How did you find the small web?
Neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
How personal a lot of the sites are and how minimalistic they can be whether it be the actual aesthetic or just small filesize

Least favorite thing about the current web?
99 of it has been condensed into the same 5 websites you either go to Youtube Reddit Facebook Twitter or Tumblr There are people out there who genuinely dont know that the internet is more than those few places and its frustrating
on November 26, 2022

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Keep the net S P A R K L Y

How did you find the small web?
Neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
The personalization and mystery

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporate whitewashing of the net killing style and creativity
From: kwnekostar
on November 25, 2022

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Cool

From: elf grrrl
on November 24, 2022

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hiii love your projects

From: nine9000
on November 24, 2022

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i love this webring so much its introduced me to an entire online world I didnt know existed thank you 333

How did you find the small web?
through yesterweb before that i cant remember lol


Favorite thing about the small web?
the old way of communicating no Instagram or discord through emails and guestbooks Ive felt more in touch and online than I ever have

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the cleanliness commercial websites are so ugly embrace the chaos and embrace a messy art style you will be so much hapier for it
From: yurmom
on November 24, 2022

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me here

How did you find the small web?
i was eating dorito when phone ring vidlii exists yes and now i found out about neocities and then i found out about indie web

Favorite website: https://hiyaaxp.tk/

Favorite thing about the small web?
it looks cool

Least favorite thing about the current web?
nothing its useful
From: sumi
on November 24, 2022

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this website is cool im a bit sleepy right now

How did you find the small web?
im not sure but i ended up here somehow

Favorite thing about the small web?
soothing and so much easier to process

Least favorite thing about the current web?
nasty poo
From: Rek
on November 24, 2022

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seems pretty cool

From: kola
on November 24, 2022

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this place is rad

From: Pete Lisa
on November 23, 2022

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Hi Have a nice day

From: adamski234
on November 23, 2022

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I wont say that we should go back to the old internet but we it would be nice if we went back to some aspects of it

How did you find the small web?
Aych tee tee pee es colon slash slash www dot reddit dot com slash r slash 196

Favorite thing about the small web?
Websites were fast and did not jump around when loading

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Everything is slow Overly responsive websites often make the experience much worse on phones There is very little fragmentation everything is centered around like 10 websites
From: bliss
on November 22, 2022

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hi

How did you find the small web?
word of mouth

Favorite thing about the small web?
simplicity and encouragement of longform discussions

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the extremely short life cycle of content and the expectation that writersartistscreators in general be able to endlessly pump out trendy material that people only look at for a few seconds
From: Bob Tacto
on November 22, 2022

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I miss the old web I got to go to Wibyme Spacehey Friend project Neocities to remember my teenage years I was in High School in the 2000s when those platforms were big I remember hearing that the internet was supposed to unite everyone as a kumbaya moment But it became hellhole in the late 2010s to today Today the fediverse is making the good parts of the internet a comeback

How did you find the small web?
Originally by Geocities Angelfire Tripod when I was a teen today its via Neocities to remember those times for me

Favorite thing about the small web?
The artists that make the web a joyful place

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The internet became too centralized between Google Meta Twitter Tik Tok Once politicians VCs started using those platforms they driven out the computer nerds and artists out of the internet
From: radioheadenjoyer
on November 22, 2022

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this shit rocks i was born too late to use sites like this but i really think the web was better before Javascript became commonplace and sites lost their personality keep it up folks

Least favorite thing about the current web?
javascript let me use your site from a terminal emulator
From: The_7_User
on November 21, 2022

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Very nice I miss the web from 2000 to early 2010Hello from Windows 7

Favorite thing about the small web?
It feels genuine No corporations Very comfy

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The corportisation Just a few years ago small companies and beutiful designs were the norm Now its all ugly flat design with few corporations controlling the web
From: DraKul78
on November 20, 2022

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making a personal website is actually more fun than playing a video game imoalso eating a clock is very time-consuming

How did you find the small web?
searching for tutorials about how to program in HTML and CSS then finding a result that goes hey you should check out Neocities if youd like to get your hands dirty and finally checking out what Neocities is like


Favorite thing about the small web?
discovering other small websites - the Mayhem Mansion mod for Doom II certainly had an influence on my taste due to the assets used in that game

Least favorite thing about the current web?
tracking methods found everywhere in the bigger parts of the web haha
From: bunny 3
on November 20, 2022

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whats up 3

How did you find the small web?
my computer

Favorite website: https://www.cohost.org

Favorite thing about the small web?
very cool and human

Least favorite thing about the current web?
money is bad for you
From: twentyfirst
on November 19, 2022

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this is what the internet should be about i am so glad i found this

Favorite thing about the small web?
creativity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
it is completely soulless
on November 19, 2022

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Soul wuz HereOne Love 3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
web3
From: itdepends
on November 19, 2022

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all of you are creating something extremely cool I hope to join you with my own website currently in development

How did you find the small web?
bugswriter I think

Favorite website: https://2bit.neocities.org

Favorite thing about the small web?
The style of the websites is different between website creators

Least favorite thing about the current web?
bootstrap
From: purikulo
on November 17, 2022

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heya just passing by my boyfriend is on the toilet at 3am having the worst time really enjoy browsing your site in the meanwhile

How did you find the small web?
tumblr post

Favorite thing about the small web?
so much to explore

From: Newt
on November 16, 2022

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I just wanted to type something Idk what this is but it looks fun D

How did you find the small web?
tumblr post

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Probably how you have to change your language to get anyone to see shit I mean like saying unalive and stuff not slurs
From: isntreal318
on November 16, 2022

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hi 3

How did you find the small web?
i was looking for graphics to customize my notion page and everskies profile stumbled onto tumblr and then stumbled upon here

Favorite thing about the small web?
the personal-ness and relatability

Least favorite thing about the current web?
minimalism
From: Vess
on November 16, 2022

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Its good to keep the past close but the future always makes space

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
Its organization

Least favorite thing about the current web?
All the cool things went missing
on November 15, 2022

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hi

How did you find the small web?
Spacehey

Least favorite thing about the current web?
too much tracking
From: puffs_on_hyperion
on November 15, 2022

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hello love the initiative

How did you find the small web?
tumblr


Least favorite thing about the current web?
makes you depressed and retarded
From: bee
on November 14, 2022

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play Dialtown on steam _btw i dont have any favorite websites or a website of my own sorry i have not been here before

How did you find the small web?
tumblr post


Favorite thing about the small web?
it seems fun

Least favorite thing about the current web?
my god i wish ads would leave me aloneeeeee
From: KeV
on November 14, 2022

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KeV wuz here

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
it feels comfy

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads no freedom to customize
on November 14, 2022

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Yesterweb makes me feel nostalgic

Favorite thing about the small web?
Diversity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
NFTs Censorship Etc
From: autogynocelia
on November 12, 2022

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I am just finding out about all the indie websites that still exist This is the first place i went to it just really drew me in

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Everything feels so empty
From: gamer
on November 12, 2022

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i luv yesterweb and i think what yall are doin is awesome once my websites done ill be sure to add ur say no to web3 button and sign up for the yesterweb ring have an awesome day 3

From: Andrew
on November 11, 2022

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very cool exciting keep it up there is hope for the web

How did you find the small web?
dont remember

Favorite thing about the small web?
it has a soul

Least favorite thing about the current web?
money ruins everything
From: chii
on November 10, 2022

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almost typed in yeasterweb other than that i would 100 recommend

From: Cyber
on November 09, 2022

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Holy shit so cool

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr Post

Favorite website: https://cinni.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creative of the community

Least favorite thing about the current web?
How everything is so centralized to the point that kids and adults both have trouble trying to navigate this bullshit
From: quin
on November 09, 2022

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youre exactly where you need to be

From: h
on November 08, 2022

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h

How did you find the small web?
browsing the web

Favorite website: https://x.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
its cool

Least favorite thing about the current web?
idk
From: echo
on November 08, 2022

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love what you guys are doing i never really gave much thought to how the internet has changed and how centralized it has become

How did you find the small web?
through spacehey

Favorite thing about the small web?
how customizable everything was i think

Least favorite thing about the current web?
censorship
From: WillyDee
on November 08, 2022

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This is really cool I knew there were people out there with similar nostalgias towards this old internet I made my site a bit ago to look like and old forum and its for old pics off the web

How did you find the small web?
Found it through tumblr ironically

Favorite website: https://trap-thecat.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The nostalgia

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The terrible design and its not fun anymore
on November 08, 2022

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Goodness gracious do we love the old web at the Ring of Power Thank you for reintroducing a legitimate webring to the information superhighway

How did you find the small web?
Through our neighbors at neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
True freedom

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Toss up between censorship and bot-made content
From: woob
on November 08, 2022

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hiiiiiiiiiii

How did you find the small web?
with my web browser silly

Favorite website: https://127.0.0.1/

Favorite thing about the small web?
make thing

Least favorite thing about the current web?
capitailsm
From: user3412
on November 07, 2022

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Hello

From: sjuvanet
on November 07, 2022

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cheers

From: Jaybot
on November 05, 2022

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Hi

How did you find the small web?
Neocities gallery

Favorite website: https://en.wikipedia.org/

Favorite thing about the small web?
How people were more free to be creative and make blogswebsites however they wanted them to be

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The use of algorithms to encourage people to be angry all the time
on November 05, 2022

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I believe that more people should put in the effort to learn some of the basics of the web ie HTML CSS ApacheNGINX email and work on self hosting as much of their own infrastructure as possible whether on a VPS or a home machine to re-diversify the web again instead of having everything being controlled and truly owned by the same handful of companies that have anything but the best interests of individuals at heart

How did you find the small web?
Likely through searching for communities for games I played back in the day

Favorite website: https://humulos.com/digimon

Favorite thing about the small web?
Its individualized and as a result everythings unique

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Commercialization
From: TheSDK
on November 04, 2022

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Nice website Mine doesnt work

How did you find the small web?
I found it on the front page


Favorite thing about the small web?
The aesthetic of it

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Social Media
on November 01, 2022

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Beautiful site I use the directory to make my website much better

How did you find the small web?
Neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
The recurring theme of Y2K2000s web coming back being born in 2004 I missed the craze of the internet until 2010 so this community helps me see how things were back then

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Minimalistic designs and just the lack of personality along with the micro transactions of everything tumblr-
From: zviewi
on October 30, 2022

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real cool website

How did you find the small web?
wibyme led me to the creators blog

Favorite website: https://kiwifarms.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
no ads no javascript no corporate fucks

Least favorite thing about the current web?
javascript
From: jams
on October 28, 2022

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its lovely to see groups like this still thriving

How did you find the small web?
tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
everything is so personalised and alternative- theres absolutely no pressure for things to be commercialised so everyones personality shines through in their work

Least favorite thing about the current web?
all the pop-ups and the insidious advertising go away
From: Nobody
on October 26, 2022

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Hello

How did you find the small web?
by link

Favorite thing about the small web?
It looks good

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The amount of annoying warriors with fragile egos and childish behavior and bots
From: renyoi
on October 25, 2022

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3

How did you find the small web?
linked on blinkiescafe

Favorite website: https://blinkies.cafe

Favorite thing about the small web?
a lot more creativity control over how you want to represent yourself online

Least favorite thing about the current web?
templates
on October 25, 2022

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hi

From: The Anonymous 1
on October 23, 2022

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I love YesterWeb Ive found so many sites I wouldnt have a ghost of a chance discovering without it

How did you find the small web?
I stumbled across it while exploring Neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
How its expanded my horizons on the World Wide Web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
My least favorite thing about the current web is the lack of creative liberties
From: djsumdog
on October 20, 2022

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Going through my old tabs and preforming another Great Tab Reset This is a fun site I pulled up the IceCast radio stream and listening to people talk about vintage websites This place seems fun

How did you find the small web?
I dont remember where I opened this tab from Maybe a link on the fediverse

Favorite thing about the small web?
The nostalgia

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Its so small now with only one or two major search engines People have forgotten how to explore I deleted my Facebook and Twitter two years ago and am really shocked how many people I know still use them
From: Zero-ELEC
on October 20, 2022

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Im so glad the internet still exists

How did you find the small web?
A message on discord about an independizing wiki

Favorite thing about the small web?
How different and decentralized things are from modern web Still rediscovering the indie web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
How everything is just like 3 sites
From: Mossy
on October 18, 2022

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this is an awesome resource I havent had time to look through it all but Im definitely sharing this with my friends

How did you find the small web?
through the Reclaiming the Internet spacehey group

From: carrot
on October 18, 2022

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heya this is really really cool and its gotten me into web design D

How did you find the small web?
a helpful YouTube showcase video


Favorite thing about the small web?
hmmm itd probably be the childhood nostalgia the freedom to do whatever you want to do

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads -
From: Shepfax
on October 17, 2022

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May the gods watch over your travels friends

Favorite thing about the small web?
Total customization and freedom unabashed love for wild and wacky colors and shapes

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads ads ads ads
From: Hermitage
on October 15, 2022

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I Euward Hermitage on the 299th day since the first solstice after the solstice of the grand conjunction on the cusp of Aquarius send my greetings and appreciation

Favorite thing about the small web?
MAY MY HEART BE SATURATED IN THE LONGING FOR A FUTURE WE HAVE FORGOTTEN

From: TheOneWithTheSeven
on October 13, 2022

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This whole thing you guys are running is really cool Good luck with it

How did you find the small web?
I found yesterweb through one of our approved sites dvd3000

Favorite thing about the small web?
Freedom to completely customize without worry

From: Charles
on October 13, 2022

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Wow This is great To me this is inspiring and exciting

Favorite thing about the small web?
I like seeing everyone express themselves These sites are so unique and creative

Least favorite thing about the current web?
My least favorite thing about the current web is that I get the impression that most websites are for businesses I want to see more of this Wouldnt it be great if everyone we knew had their own website
From: Chris
on October 10, 2022

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this is pretty cool

How did you find the small web?
From a forum

Favorite thing about the small web?
Freedom to customize and post about anything you like without worrying about an algorithm

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Lack of safety intrusive ads algorithm that is abusive towards artists
From: Anatoly
on October 09, 2022

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I love your website It has made me learn a lot of stuff I wanted Thanks

How did you find the small web?
I found it on Tumblr


Favorite thing about the small web?
The links of cool websites

Least favorite thing about the current web?
A lot of restrictions unoriginal and boring websites that only have 2 or 3 things that arent differentMost of the content is boring on the current web Sure there are exceptions but exceptions doesnt mean there are a lot
From: verannia
on October 07, 2022

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i feel sick

How did you find the small web?
tiktok led my to neocities

From: Kipper
on October 05, 2022

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Brilliant site thanks

From: hello
on October 05, 2022

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YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH

How did you find the small web?
DOLLZ MANIA


Favorite thing about the small web?
idk

Least favorite thing about the current web?
idk
From: Batichi
on October 02, 2022

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Hello

How did you find the small web?
Friend of a friend

Favorite website: https://www.spacejam.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
Stumbling on folks random web experiences

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Its only like 6 websites
From: nat
on October 01, 2022

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Very cool site P

From: Abbey
on September 29, 2022

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hello I was here What am I supposed to say

How did you find the small web?
Bored Hoard

From: Jack
on September 28, 2022

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I miss the old internet

How did you find the small web?
I went browsing after playing Hypnospace Outlaw

Favorite thing about the small web?
Feels like a real community could form here

Least favorite thing about the current web?
NFTs commercialization shallow attention economy basically all of it
From: Gemmo
on September 27, 2022

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Thank you for making me think about Halloween for a little bit

Favorite thing about the small web?
Alien millennial wonder Coziness

on September 26, 2022

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This website and community is so important to me I wanna thank everyone involved in this community for doing everything they can to preserve and cultivate spaces on the small web

Favorite website: https://milfgod.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
How personalized everything can be You want a cool picture sitting outside the body of your site Slap it on there You want the text to be different colors Head into your css file or even just the html file itself and get to coloring You wanna post your art Or something cool you saw Go ahead and post baby The sky is the limit with small web spaces I also love how it encourages people to learn html and to think about the way the internet is and how it could be

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporatization and advertising The corporatization of the internet is ruining a lot for creators and educators ability to share what they make and its just awful Paywalls and subscriptions has made the internet so so so inaccessible to so many people Also I hate the rise of crypto and NFTs and their increasing integration into completely random aspects of websites such as avisicons posting messaging etc
on September 25, 2022

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I love you HTML and CSS

How did you find the small web?
Friend linked me to it and gave it to me


Favorite thing about the small web?
How everything looks different and has fun cool easter eggs and secrets

Least favorite thing about the current web?
I hate how old forums are dead I mean I understand the shift to things like Discord which is way more useful but it makes me sad seeing all my favorite old forums dieMy real least favorite thing is Fandom taking over years long dedicated community websites such as doomworld the touhou wiki starmennet sega retro and sonic retro and zone 0 etc
From: mmatt
on September 25, 2022

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loved the no to web 3 page

Favorite website: https://antisoftware.club/

on September 24, 2022

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i am so cool sunovabitch

How did you find the small web?
you dare ask the insane mad scientist hououin kyouma to answer your question seriously no way you couldnt possibly be a secret spy for the orginization you almost got me this time but my guard shall never be lowered

Favorite website: https://madscientist.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
kjfkejflke

Least favorite thing about the current web?
jfkrehgklrgkjlrjgklr
From: Gray
on September 17, 2022

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I remember being a kid and the internet looked like this Even going into 2009 there were so many sites like this I miss those days and Im going to join in now that I can

How did you find the small web?
Blinkiescafe

Favorite thing about the small web?
This will sound silly but I miss YouTube when it was still a small website The customization was nicer the communities more tight-knit and the layout more personal

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Its all so boring Im not going to go on a rant about capitalism but it really feels like everything is just corporate and sanitized now I miss when people had their own pages and websites
From: n1l
on September 17, 2022

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hope youre well love the site and everything you link to is awesome

on September 12, 2022

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thank you for inspiring me to relearn htmlcss

How did you find the small web?
general disillusionment with social nostalgia for my web10 website where I did book reviews at my grade school and the late 90s web trends

Favorite website: http://www.sheldonbrown.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
creativity people choosing to not be involved with the corporate internet

Least favorite thing about the current web?
advertising
From: inkycat186
on September 12, 2022

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Hello World

How did you find the small web?
Scrolling thru sites on neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
passion for the old web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Modern web design is greys and whites Clean and perfect as if we cant have a little fun low quality jpegs on our websites anymore
From: SilentEli
on September 10, 2022

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Hello to descendants Your digital space is awesome

How did you find the small web?
Indie web video from Youve Got Kat


Favorite thing about the small web?
Aesthetics and all beauty from people and what they do

Least favorite thing about the current web?
i cant form my favorite thing now
From: teamkilled
on September 10, 2022

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i really love whats being done here and i 100 support it

How did you find the small web?
just by wandering through the big web

From: marce
on September 08, 2022

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the internets little sister3

How did you find the small web?
i found spacehey and went from there

Favorite website: https://spacehey.com/home

Favorite thing about the small web?
the nostalgia

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the toxic media and the way we only hear about negative stuff on the news
From: Aloe
on September 07, 2022

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I am so glad I found this community I grew up on the new web so I want to know what it was like before and that the power of the internet can be in the hands of people not companies

How did you find the small web?
thru blinkies cafe I was on spacehey and looking 4 blinkies and found the yesterweb webring

Favorite thing about the small web?
it makes me nostalgic and also i just like that its a great platform for artexpression

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything is so commercialized and it can get so overwhelming
on September 07, 2022

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really interested in making my own website and trying to teach myself html lol

How did you find the small web?
sadgirls layout and html tutorial

Favorite thing about the small web?
love how unpolished unprofessional old school sites were just felt more fun and welcoming

Least favorite thing about the current web?
why does every site look the same were the flare
on September 06, 2022

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i love this website so funky so fresh

Favorite thing about the small web?
Everything feels so much more personalized and the creator behind is so much more visible because of it

From: Dok
on September 06, 2022

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Hi

From: East
on September 03, 2022

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I hope one day we can return to an internet which feels vast and endless compared to the three websites everything is on these days A feeling of awe in the scale of the internet simply isnt present anymore

From: cheems
on September 02, 2022

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Ill admit that Im a lot younger than most people who frequent old 2000-90s websites I never got to experience the internet before web2 so its really cool to be able to have a look at what i missed

How did you find the small web?
The Petz community

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creativity it takes a lot of skill to make websites from scratch but it allows people to have much more freedom creating it

From: Astros
on August 31, 2022

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The web belongs to yesterday

From: tux7k
on August 30, 2022

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this website is epic

How did you find the small web?
Luke Smith

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Bloat
From: muegg
on August 30, 2022

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hi i love this website and thank you for being cool with an awesome website in 2022

From: Ninjacat
on August 29, 2022

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The blockchain needs to be stopped

Least favorite thing about the current web?
violation of privacy
on August 29, 2022

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Yennie was here Lol

How did you find the small web?
Spacehey

on August 28, 2022

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Good luck everyone

How did you find the small web?
A few of my friends gave me a link to this site


Favorite thing about the small web?
I actually have to search for content its much more fun than letting an algorithm do it for me

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporations only see us as a way to make money not as actual people
From: Sanmari
on August 28, 2022

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keep up the awesome work

How did you find the small web?
looking to see if Angelfire was still around

Favorite thing about the small web?
all the random stuff I find

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads and how loud and fast everything is
From: isoscelesdice
on August 25, 2022

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hewwo

on August 21, 2022

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Hello Yesterweb My names CyberCat2000 and thought Id drop in Im still learning HTML admittedly but hopefully I can make my website even cooler This place looks like it can be a good resource for this quest

How did you find the small web?
It was a random search admittedly One day I was afraid of the future of the web which made me long for the old web Then I found the Yesterweb and the rest is history

Favorite thing about the small web?
The coziness the surprises the feeling of discovery and the individuality every website has

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The fact that nearly everyone is in a social media site that requires a login and encourages toxicity
From: Luci or Lucianna
on August 21, 2022

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Im kinda new to all this stuff like past month or two new and properly found neocities today new Im too young to have experienced the digital commons before it was stolen by the violence doers like the physical commons before it Its awesome to see people are doing this sorta stuff and fighting back WITH ART and theres some really beautiful stuff I think 3

How did you find the small web?
cohost

Favorite thing about the small web?
Theres so much beautiful art And people are like Theres passion and love here and its really nice

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporate monopoly and the stench of capital everywhere
From: Salvattore Beteta
on August 21, 2022

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Hey - I just wanted to say I think youre doing a great job keeping up the old school style and turning younger people on to it Thank you

How did you find the small web?
I have no idea I just ended up looking at a website one day

Favorite website: http://www.rubbercat.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
People just expressing themselves Every site was cute

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Having to learn stuff like PHP and CSS Monopolies
From: quaker47
on August 17, 2022

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i do like this quite a lot collections of websites

How did you find the small web?
a few days ago i was just thinking as i do and i thought hmm today i should make a neocities account and one distraction led to another while i was making my site and now i am here

Favorite thing about the small web?
it feels like real people instead of social media profiles i guess

Least favorite thing about the current web?
money
on August 17, 2022

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I absolutely adore this website it brings me back 3

How did you find the small web?
through the Neocities browse page


Favorite thing about the small web?
many things the overall look and feel of websites was so much more personal it felt like every single page had love poured into it and that it all had a little piece of the creator it had more character and the web was so much more fun I especially loved drawing in older versions of microsoft paint making friends in chat rooms was amazing I miss it

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the harvestingselling of user data and an overall lack of privacy and the professional look the web has now it feels a lot less unique than the yesterweb
on August 16, 2022

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june was here

From: Rudolph
on August 14, 2022

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Hi Im alterhuman I got here from a panel at Othercon

From: woodsy alyn
on August 12, 2022

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woodsy wuz here

How did you find the small web?
i was born on the small web


Favorite thing about the small web?
nostalgia

Least favorite thing about the current web?
digital gentrification
From: forks
on August 11, 2022

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your site and message are super swaggy 3

How did you find the small web?
i had an interest in old technology for a while i wasnt old enough to fully grasp the sites of olden times im an 02 baby but i love the campy aesthetic of old internet

Favorite thing about the small web?
the absolute free reign to make whatever you want - i feel like in and of itself it is an art form

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its upsetting that big corpos have found out how to monetize every aspect of the internet even and including taking advantage of children
From: Jason
on August 06, 2022

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Hi there I love sites like these especially with the humanity of the small Web

Favorite website: https://ichi.city

Favorite thing about the small web?
Humanity and simplicity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Overcomplicated and less human
From: Smigol
on August 04, 2022

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Hello I dont know how to design sites

How did you find the small web?
I found this on fediverse

Favorite thing about the small web?
Fast sites

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Autoplay and cookies
on August 03, 2022

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Love the manifestos section Thinking of submitting my own

How did you find the small web?
Lecture by Melonking at ucc cork in 2022


Favorite thing about the small web?
the ability to communicate personally and unconventionally without borders

Least favorite thing about the current web?
none so far
From: Boolobo
on August 02, 2022

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This website is spectacular Im trying very very hard to start using more obscure websites rather than mainstream social media and hopefully this website will help me out at least a little bit Thank you for such a nice site

How did you find the small web?
Via a website called An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Though I suppose I used it a little before I learned of bigger social media with websites like 3dsplaza

Favorite website: https://3dsplaza.com

on August 02, 2022

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I love this site and I love using it to browse other sites as well 3

How did you find the small web?
random browsing I think

Favorite thing about the small web?
Exploring links fun places Creativity Freedom and personality

Least favorite thing about the current web?
You have to follow trends otherwise you dont matter Websites eating my cookies spamaggressive ads I also dislike the boring Web designs Pretty much every page looks the same Which is why a creative site brings me so much joy Even today I stumble across stuff like that Such as unique shops but its rare
From: Ceric
on August 02, 2022

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CWA 2022

How did you find the small web?
Reddit

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Commercialization
From: Mill Yates
on August 01, 2022

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Your site brings back memories

How did you find the small web?
Reddit

Favorite thing about the small web?
Memories

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Ads ads ads
From: ishmael
on August 01, 2022

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just got into the small web i honestly didnt realize these kinds of websites i visited when i was really little were still going strong and im so excited to start creating my site and be less tied to social media -

From: 3
on August 01, 2022

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amazing site 3

How did you find the small web?
looking for blinkies lol

Favorite thing about the small web?
its cozy its nostalgic its anti-capitalist

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads or uh utterly uncharismatic ads and the bad privacy
From: NotNite
on July 30, 2022

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hell yeah lets keep the web alive

How did you find the small web?
friend

Favorite website: https://aeul.is

Favorite thing about the small web?
a small friendly community fighting against the bastion of ruined technology

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything
From: jake
on July 28, 2022

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this is so cool thank you for holding the goodness here

How did you find the small web?
thru gossipscafe


Favorite thing about the small web?
intimacy personality feeling invited

Least favorite thing about the current web?
weaponized billboards everyone is selling something a forced march through the goblin market
From: Glitch
on July 28, 2022

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The web currently sucks Im tired of loading up a website with Javascript that sends your computers info to 20 different servers

How did you find the small web?
Through a friend of mine sucklessorg

Favorite thing about the small web?
I love how small and friendly the community is

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Bloat privacy issues and overall functionality
From: chris
on July 26, 2022

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hey nice website its exactly what i was looking for

How did you find the small web?
searching for it

Favorite website: https://www.spacehey.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
a lot of the sites use old web design i also like the fact that my data isnt constantly being breached

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everything costs money and everybody steals my cookies
From: Epsii
on July 25, 2022

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I wasnt really on the internet in the older days of the web but Ive really come to adore the look and feel of it I love that people are trying to preserve that era in new ways

How did you find the small web?
I played Hypnospace Outlaw and a friend recommended it to me

Favorite thing about the small web?
The way the older visual style is combined with modern techniques and design The style is old but not as annoying to use

Least favorite thing about the current web?
I think its a shame that JS ushered in an era of the sterile template every site uses now Its odd that tools that give the creator significantly more control and freedom ended up making everything uniform
From: a
on July 24, 2022

Message
c

How did you find the small web?
d

Favorite website: https://www.e.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
f

Least favorite thing about the current web?
g
From: nate
on July 21, 2022

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Hello Im delighted to see what youre doing here Until I learned about this site and others in the community I truly thought sites and groups like this were completely gone and had been replaced by our modern dystopian web

How did you find the small web?
Through a friend

Favorite website: https://turd.neocities.org/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Theres a level of creativity and personality that cannot be replicated by the modern web given that everything has been unified into a standard boring corporate experience

Least favorite thing about the current web?
I am not a fan of the trend-chasing needed to get followings online now I find it removes a lot of the creativity and personality from nearly everything Also having everything run through the web while granting more accessibility to some resources generally made the experience much less enjoyable
From: jay
on July 20, 2022

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I really appreciate what you all are doing TAKE BACK THE WEB

How did you find the small web?
talking to a friend on xmpp instant messaging


Favorite thing about the small web?
how personalized it all feels you really get the sense this is something an actual human made

Least favorite thing about the current web?
fuckin advertisements
From: Vhbc
on July 20, 2022

Message
IlovethissitesomanycoollinksD

How did you find the small web?
SpaceHeyReclaimingtheInternetgroup

Favorite thing about the small web?
Sitesarefastandshowfuncontent

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Visualsspeedefficiencymodernweblacksallofthis
From: swaggboi
on July 19, 2022

Message
AwesomesitelovetheGIFs

How did you find the small web?
InteractedwithsomeoneonyourFediverseinstanceidkifitsMastodonorwhat

Favorite website: https://eattherich.club

Favorite thing about the small web?
ItresemblestheInformationSuperhighwayIgrewupwith

Least favorite thing about the current web?
AllofbigtechAllofit
From: lily
on July 18, 2022

Message
idkwhattoputlol

How did you find the small web?
onawebsitefordollz

Least favorite thing about the current web?
itseithertoomuchortoobland
From: Josrael
on July 16, 2022

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allopleasevisit

How did you find the small web?
bylurking

Favorite website: https://uk.neocities.org/

From: wellhellogoodbye
on July 14, 2022

Message
tyformakingtheworldabetterplace

How did you find the small web?
mybf3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ads
From: Junipyr
on July 13, 2022

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RejectthefauxsocialistabsolutecapitalistNFTsandweb3returntotheoldwebandniches

How did you find the small web?
IthinkitwastwitterIcantrememberbutIwentovertotheyesterwebanti-web3pageandlandedontotherestofyesterweb

Favorite thing about the small web?
Decentralizedandnicheandtheuniquenessofold-schoolwebdesignwiththelimitlesslimiteddesignsandnorealstandardizedpractices

Least favorite thing about the current web?
NFTsandhugesocialmediaplatformsRedditandlimewirejustintroducedNFTsTwitterhashadthemforawhileJustwaitingforthemtodieoutIthoughtthewholethingwouldbeoutbynow
From: Anon
on July 11, 2022

Message
Hellofromstateside

How did you find the small web?
Fromhttpstskbearblogdeva-bunch-of-interesting-links-from-the-old-web

Favorite thing about the small web?
Thenostalgia

on July 08, 2022

Message
omgIloveitIhaventsignedaguestbookinyears

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr

Favorite website: https://www.otakuworld.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
thefunofmyteenyearsanimemanga

Least favorite thing about the current web?
everythingtheresnothingtobutshopandscroll
on July 08, 2022

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Hi

From: howe
on July 06, 2022

Message
blessyou

How did you find the small web?
thedarkweb

Favorite thing about the small web?
thedeepwavesofnostalgiathefeelingofcommunitythepotentialforconnection

Least favorite thing about the current web?
imtooenchantedtothinkofanything
From: olav
on July 05, 2022

Message
HitheregreetingsfromBonnGermanyWeareasmallcodingclubandhavestartedtosetupapubnixtildeonaRaspberryPi

How did you find the small web?
Linkfromichicity

Favorite website: https://100r.co

Favorite thing about the small web?
handcraftedwebsitesarefun

Least favorite thing about the current web?
corporatebullshitandSPAbloat
From: triptych
on July 02, 2022

Message
Iloveeverythingaboutthissite

How did you find the small web?
frombrowsingneocitiesorg

Favorite website: https://sadgrl.online/

Favorite thing about the small web?
gettingbacktothebasicsusingthebrowserasitwasintendeddecentralization

Least favorite thing about the current web?
fuckingNFTs
on July 02, 2022

Message
Thanksforthisgem

How did you find the small web?
Iwasboredonedaystartedtolookintoolderwebsitesandeventuallylandedonhere

Favorite thing about the small web?
Ilovehoweverywebsiteisunique

From: BECC
on June 29, 2022

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thegrembly

on June 28, 2022

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IlovethiswholeresourceThiswholethingleadmeintomyfirststeptakingalookattheGeminispaceNowImmatakeacrackandhostinmyownthingonthereIcantwaittoseemorefromhere

How did you find the small web?
ImamusicianandIwantedalternateavenuestofindwaystoputmycreativeoutputoutthereplusImlookingforanescapefrommainstreamweb

Favorite website: https://spacehey.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
MyfavoritepartaboutthesmallwebishowmuchcreativitythereisItmakesmefeelathome

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Trackingadsdataminingexcessiveappspluscopyrightfair-usemurkiness
on June 24, 2022

Message
mmmirembeberthesetypesoftheweb

How did you find the small web?
thatseasyifounditwhenwatchingneocitiesmostfollowed

Favorite website: https://www.vidlii.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
retrofeeling

Least favorite thing about the current web?
advertisments
From: oasis
on June 23, 2022

Message
hijustlearnedaboutthisrecentlyandthiswebsitehasbeenagreatresource

How did you find the small web?
throughthegroupre-claimingtheinternetonspacehey

Favorite thing about the small web?
itsniceseeingpeoplebeabletoexpressthemselvesinamilliondifferentwaysusingtheirownwebsites

Least favorite thing about the current web?
italllooksthesamerampantadvertising
on June 23, 2022

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EyyoFIN

How did you find the small web?
Idkmayun

Favorite thing about the small web?
Theauthenticitythepunkvibe

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Socialmedia
From: RetroPunk
on June 22, 2022

Message
GladtoseesomeoneelsetryingtokeepthelegacyofthetruewebaliveKeepupthegoodwork

How did you find the small web?
FriendsharedthroughLocalsgroup

Favorite website: https://based.cooking

Favorite thing about the small web?
ItsacallbacktoamorecivilizedtimewhentheInternetmadesense

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Dynamicpagesandtrackingfingerprinting
From: mysite
on June 20, 2022

Message
forgottopostthisIamtheyguythatpostedthelastmessagethiaismysite

Favorite website: https://impressence.rs/

From: heyhellothere
on June 20, 2022

Message
IlovethisplaceitssoniceitslikeIwentbackintimetotheyear19992000

How did you find the small web?
agoraroadthansadgirlonline


Favorite thing about the small web?
timetrael

Least favorite thing about the current web?
almosteverythingfakeness
From: arggg
on June 20, 2022

Message
iluvithereandneverwannaleave

How did you find the small web?
myfraaandmadeaprojectcalledhomedomainaboutthesmallwebitsathttpshomedomaincargositehomepage

Favorite website: https://bus-stop.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
thegentlefriendlynostalgiafeelslikeadream

Least favorite thing about the current web?
knowingthatitprobablyknowswhereigodowntotheminuteaaandwhycantichangethecolourofmostsocials
From: Josh
on June 19, 2022

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hello

How did you find the small web?
wiby

Favorite website: https://zoraster.org/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Hardertogamify

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Gamification
From: Pale
on June 16, 2022

Message
ilovesmallonlinecommunitiesandthecreativityitcontainsimetmylongtermboyfriendbecauseofitandbestfriends

How did you find the small web?
atweet

Favorite website: http://posting.cool

Favorite thing about the small web?
theamazingpeopleandcreativity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
seaofnothingness
From: Robijntje
on June 15, 2022

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WowsocooltoseecommunitieslikethisstillexistDImstrangelynostalgicforearlywebsiteseventoughIwasntevenbornyetbackthen

How did you find the small web?
Surfing

Favorite website: https://satyrs.eu/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Thedesignsandlinkpages

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Popupsadsandautoplayingvideos
From: GhostxOnline
on June 15, 2022

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Its been a pleasure to be a part of this weird wacky community called theinternet ily guys 3

How did you find the small web?
been here since I was like 3


Favorite thing about the small web?
the nostalgia it truly feels like the internet

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its not the way it used to be doesnt quite have the same charm
on June 15, 2022

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ThanksforgettingmefurtherintothisIamnotwellversedintheindiewebstuffoftentuningintofindinspirationrelaxAndeverytimeitislikestumblingintoaWinAmpskinmuseum

How did you find the small web?
Probablythroughthelhohqdashboardthroughthelinksonpeoplesnicknames


Favorite thing about the small web?
IfeellikemanysmallsitesexistregardlessifanybodyseesthemLikecarvingstuffontoatreeinthemiddleofthewoods

Least favorite thing about the current web?
ImUkrainiananditis2022WhenthewarbeganmanyUkrainianTelegramnewschannelsmadeclickbaitypostswheretheywouldfalselyclaimthatacitygotshelledprovidingalinktoseeminglyanewsarticleOnlytherewasnoarticlebutjustanotherTelegramchannelItwasanadvertisementLikeheywannaknowifyourbrotherisdeadornotBettertuneintoourchannelwemighthaveaclueIfeellikealotofbigcompaniesontodayswebhaveevenlessmoralprinciples
on June 14, 2022

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GreattofindthissiteImintheprocessoffixingmysitewithallofmyoldpostsWouldbegreattoconnectwithlikemindedpeopleImawebdeveloperbytradeandabsolutelylovevirtualgamingphotography

How did you find the small web?
IvebeenafanoftheIndiewebforafewyearsIvealsoselfhostedmastodonforawhilebutmovedtoyourinstanceduetocostsandmaintenance

Favorite website: https://adactio.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Individualsowningandcontrollingtheirownhomeontheworldwideweb

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Cryptoweb3bullSurveillanceLackofcontroloverdigitalshardsofmyself
on June 13, 2022

Message
hisystemlogicsoftwaresolutionissoftwaredevelopmentcompany

How did you find the small web?
googlesearch


Favorite thing about the small web?
webappandsoftwaredevelopmentcompany

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Itsjustsoboooooring-----ZZZontopofthatyoualsohaveallthetrackingpolarizationfilterbubblessocialmediaaddictionandthelistgoe
From: yot
on June 12, 2022

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MyopiniondidntchangesincethelasttimeIsignedherethissiteandthecommunityarestillawesome

How did you find the small web?
Acombinationofboredomsearchingskillsandluck

Favorite website: https://dimden.dev

Favorite thing about the small web?
JusthowdifferentallthesitesarethatsforsureYouhavesomanydifferentstylesfromcyberpunktocutepixelartandeverythinginbetweenD

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Itsjustsoboooooring-----ZZZontopofthatyoualsohaveallthetrackingpolarizationfilterbubblessocialmediaaddictionandthelistgoeson
From: GwarGuro
on June 12, 2022

Message
lmaowhyarethespacesbroken

How did you find the small web?
friend

Favorite thing about the small web?
onlyvisitingbuttheradioseemscool

Least favorite thing about the current web?
cookiesettingsmessagesoneverywebsite
From: thou
on June 12, 2022

Message
ThoucallinginIthinkitsinterestinghowthisisstillhereThisisHisplanHisdesignThefutureforthemodernhomogenizedwebisnottheplanWeb20Welcome

How did you find the small web?
IfoundthisonlainchanNormanIknow

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Alltheannoyingpeople
From: Audi
on June 11, 2022

Message
Idontknow

Least favorite thing about the current web?
nothing
From: anonymous
on June 10, 2022

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CouldntfigureouthowtoreachyououtsideofDiscordsorry-justwantedtosaythatasanIRCuserIwasprettybaffledbyyourWhyDiscordpageTheonlyhatespeechIveseenontheIRCnetworksIvebeenonweretrollswhowererapidlybannedObviouslythatultimatelydependsbothonthenetworkandthechannelsyoufrequentbutthatsthenatureofdecentralisationThebiggestIRCnetworkthispastdecadewasFreenodewhichwasfulltothebrimwiththeopensourcecommunityFreenodeslightlyimplodedbutthatsadifferenttangentByclaimingIRChasabadrepyourekindgivingitonePleasedontdothatIthinkitviolatesyourownEtiquetteapproachthingswithgoodfaithAndIforonehonestlyneedIRCtostaysaneintodaysworldthatsmysafespacePleasereconsiderhowyoupaintIRCinyourDiscordessayImconcernedpeoplewhodontknowIRCmaytakeyouonyourwordandnevergiveitatrytojudgeforthemselvesItsalreadydeadenoughasitissinceDiscordgotpopularSorryandthankyou

How did you find the small web?
Throughthering

Favorite website: https://www.schlaugh.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
Theunderlyingphilosophy

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Twitter
on June 09, 2022

Message
thankyouforthissiteyouveinspiredmetojointhecommunityandmakemyownthisisthemostfunivehadonlineinyearstyxoxo

How did you find the small web?
abreakcoremusicianthatilikepostedtheirownneocitiesandiimmediatelyrecognizedthenamereference

Favorite website: http://cinni.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
discoveryopensourceplayhyperlinkingtextnopaywallsrealusersactiveforumsavatarspixeldollsbadgescustomizationofeverything

Least favorite thing about the current web?
thealgorthimice-commercedrivenad-heavyappificationofthedigitalworldhasgottobetheworstwaytousethefreedomwehave
From: Nonnie
on June 06, 2022

Message
LovetheworkyouguysdoAheadsuptheOldWebissueofthezinespagesstylingisbrokenforallthepagesJustwantedtoletyouknowHaveanawesomeday

on June 03, 2022

Message
KeepitrunningNeverstop

From: axl
on June 02, 2022

Message
just a fan of the site keep the internets individuality n creativity alive

How did you find the small web?
through neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
the ability to do whatever I like

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the amount of ads and tracking
From: Yompurdingle
on June 01, 2022

Message
Read The Book of Rok great read

How did you find the small web?
Friends recommendation

From: Seirdy
on June 01, 2022

Message
I love this community and hope to give back in the form of some useful ontologies (webrings, shrines, fanlistings, etc. could use some semantics) and guides for making simple sites accessible.

How did you find the small web?
I don't think I ever "found" it. It has always been a part of my web diet, but it just grew.

Favorite website: https://csarven.ca/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The original motto of the Web was "share what you know". Personal sites feel like a form of self expression, through content, presentation, or both. They're a mix of technical, aesthetic, and literary uniqueness. And they have the best shitposts.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Poor accessibility, from a visually and cognitively impaired perspective. Examples: flashing lights, animations, excessively high/low contrast, poor keyboard navigability, and a lack of landmarks.
From: Kleb
on May 26, 2022

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This is really dope. I got my start on the Internet in the 90's by making and maintaining my own site. It was so easy to meet new people and spend time just clicking through to new and interesting places. Somehow with the invention of social media, the Internet became a very lonely place. I am a professional web developer and I haven't had a personal site in a very, very long time. But now I feel inspired to be a part of something new and active myself.

How did you find the small web?
I randomly started checking out the BBS scene recently. Then I started thinking about protocols and missing the open Internet (not just the WWW as it is today). I somehow came across a Register article about a resurgence of Gopher. I learned about Gemini, which took me to a post at cheapskatesguide.org, and then somehow I ended up here.

Favorite thing about the small web?
People don't shout at each other. They communicate. There is an endless amount of ideas and information that enrich and entertain. There's creativity on display. There's a realization that platforms have been generally void of this and that the Internet is still alive.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Still getting my feet wet.
From: Forever
on May 26, 2022

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hello !!! how are you all?

How did you find the small web?
when I first installed Linux on my computer I discovered Mastodon; and everyone there had a website. (well i'm on misskey now, but doesn't matter)

Favorite website: https://seirdy.one

Favorite thing about the small web?
Personality and accessibility

Least favorite thing about the current web?
bloated, crapitalism, not personal
From: Arthur
on May 26, 2022

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This place is cool

From: glytch
on May 24, 2022

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there will always be a place for "simplicity"

How did you find the small web?
rss feed > Hacker News Daily Top 10 @2022-05-24 #674 > 1. Keep the web free, say no to Web3 (2021)

Favorite thing about the small web?
it's more personal. like you're connecting with people and their ideas, not some giant corporation that's out to make sure the factory grows

Least favorite thing about the current web?
seems bloated and impersonal
From: Gurley
on May 23, 2022

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🕴

From: AnarchistWizard
on May 23, 2022

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I love the message and how the site looks. Best of luck to you all!

How did you find the small web?
Reddit

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Crapitalism
From: TooManyToasters
on May 23, 2022

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Thank you for speaking out against Web3.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Free access
From: Mrook
on May 23, 2022

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I wish all websites would look like this. I haven't felt peace like this in ages. Thank you, fren.

From: Agamus
on May 23, 2022

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I love this site. It is the most pleasant "user experience" I have had since 2.0 reared its ugly head. A thousand thank yous!

How did you find the small web?
Hacker News - article on "Web3"

Favorite website: http://www.zombo.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
It's the actual web. The rest is BS.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
JS bloat, horrid user experience, and a lot more!
From: Father Pellegrini
on May 23, 2022

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Funky site

From: Aeris
on May 23, 2022

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Hey cool website!

From: dx
on May 23, 2022

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I never had a chance to experience the web as it once was but never want to live in a world in which it's controlled by something out of my reach.

From: DjBRINE1
on May 23, 2022

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Krya

on May 23, 2022

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Hello, I haven't checked in in a while to the Discord, I hope everyone is well!

How did you find the small web?
Originally through a slack channel in my local tech slack

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Para social relationshios
From: SodaBot
on May 22, 2022

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Drink Soda

How did you find the small web?
On the back of a can of soda

Favorite website: http://www.crouton.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
it reminds me of soda

Least favorite thing about the current web?
it doesn't have enough soda
From: Ramona
on May 22, 2022

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Great website and resources! Up until a week ago I didn't know stuff like the old internet still existed. Thanks for helping keep it alive~

Favorite website: https://www.OJ.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
Individuality

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Big social media platofrms
From: Mori
on May 21, 2022

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Truthfully I never experienced much of the old web, since I was born towards the tail end of it and wasn't allowed to use the internet as a baby. But I'm just old enough that I remember playing Microsoft Solitaire and 3D Pinball on our Windows XP computer and using Pidgin to communicate with family members. I'm largely riding off the accounts of others who saw the old internet firsthand, but there's a charm here that just can't be found in modern social media. The fact that groups like yesterweb exist is thrilling to me.

How did you find the small web?
I stumbled across Neocities and it was all downhill from there. It's amazing the things you find when you go surfing.


Favorite thing about the small web?
It feels so much more personal and interesting. When someone creates a retro-style personal website you can feel the personality and charm oozing off every page. It's harder to get around, sure, but surfing the small web is an adventure every time. Follow some different links and you'll end up somewhere completely new.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
It's simply impossible to be as creative on the modern internet as you can in communities like this. Social media has made it more convenient than ever to connect and share with the world, but in doing so it blocks out the ability to truly express yourself. I can't say it's impossible to make personal connections, but it's impossible to carve out a personal corner of the web that feels like it's your own. Instead all you have is a portfolio of links and nothing else to do but seek engagement and validation. I much prefer the anti-social network, where you put down what you want to see and then reach out and explore others' work at your own leisure.
From: Sage
on May 21, 2022

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It's so odd seeing people who don't know about guestbooks and webrings and even forums. People who are older than me, even! Did the old web last longer for poor families like mine who held on to the CRT longer? Don't know why it would when the shitty new stuff was always free. But I'm loving this little renaissance. Long live the indie web!

How did you find the small web?
I'm a native of the small web but I re-discovered it when I started getting into ARGs for a while.

Favorite thing about the small web?
Hyper-individuality combines with a collectivist and collaborative spirit in a way that is impossible elsewhere. Plus the graphic design is so much more fun and creative.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Everything looks the same as everything else, algorithms choke creativity to death, and personal information is sold to corporations who will never care about humans. Also, ADS! Even with adblock it's so fucking exhausting how every major website is designed for ads first and foremost.
From: Snipe
on May 20, 2022

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Seeing that sites like this still exist and are still being actively made makes me really happy. I want to try to contribute one day. I guess I'll have to figure out how lol.

How did you find the small web?
Pillowfort

Favorite thing about the small web?
Wandering around personal websites made for specialized topics feels more exciting than just pulling up a random Fandom wiki.

From: Rotary
on May 20, 2022

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Great website, very informative and I look forward to being part of the community in some capacity

How did you find the small web?
Neocities and Yesterweb

Favorite thing about the small web?
A sense of expressiveness and community

Least favorite thing about the current web?
DATA HARVESTING
From: Noriaki Gingerbrave
on May 19, 2022

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Just here to say hi and answer some of these questions! ଘ(੭˃ᴗ˂)੭

How did you find the small web?
Mostly by chain of stuff, like for example, I am into sites like pokefarm and chicken smoothie and I also like old things even though I wasnt on that era so I was bound to find it

Favorite thing about the small web?
How colofull is mostly is! it seem to be really colofull around!

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Its boring! everyone talking about their problems instead of their likes! grrrrrr!
From: Shaun
on May 19, 2022

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Least favorite thing about the current web?
lack of privacy
From: Zyico
on May 19, 2022

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hello

How did you find the small web?
from a friend

From: Abi
on May 17, 2022

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The concept of a guestbook on a website is new to me, but I love it.

How did you find the small web?
You've Got Kat's video, "You Should Check Out the Indie Web"

Favorite thing about the small web?
The sheer variety of the things people come up to do with their sites

From: coda
on May 14, 2022

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Might not have been there to witness the original web myself but I've always loved the vibes of sites like neocities or games like Hypnospace Outlaw. Keep it up!

From: NeoVoid
on May 14, 2022

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Its good to see someone preserving the old web (web2.0) till this day. The current state of internet mostly overtaken by commercialization. And due to this money making mindset we are loosing the innocence and honesty of netizens that we once had. Thanks to projects like yesterweb this beauty wont be lost in dust of times.

From: oliver
on May 12, 2022

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this is super coolio beans

on May 12, 2022

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This is wonderful!

How did you find the small web?
Mastodon post

Favorite website: http://exitmundi.nl/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The variety, perhaps; a lot of novelty just in web site formats/structures alone

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Paywalls
From: Spooterpoot23
on May 10, 2022

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This is the first web guestbook I’ve signed in YEARS! Hello from England.

How did you find the small web?
Mastodon, IndieWeb etc.

Favorite thing about the small web?
The nostalgia

Least favorite thing about the current web?
It’s not as engaging as more social platforms. It feels like people talking to themselves and not each other.
From: ref0rming
on May 08, 2022

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Wow, honestly a little floored to find this right now. You get a lot of this, but I'm inspired -- I kind of hope I can join up someday.

How did you find the small web?
Link off off wiby


Favorite thing about the small web?
It's weird to see places with this much control. I really wonder how 'community' the community part is ...

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Essentializing the self
on May 07, 2022

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Yo, really digging setting up a basic personal website and having a lot of fun with it!

How did you find the small web?
I'm pretty damn sure I just stumbled upon it as I was doing research on web development.


Favorite thing about the small web?
Freedom, the price is splendid as well. Bare bones nostalgic web coding is kinda what I've been looking for without knowing I've been looking for it.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Every person and their mother want to be a content creator without being creative. Conglomerates control conversation, while allowing a gross amount of misinformation. Everyone is out to make a buck through an exploitative system.
From: Cupid
on May 07, 2022

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Hello o/

From: syn
on May 07, 2022

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the work you guys do here is amazing

How did you find the small web?
ive generally always kind of known about it, but a tumblr post i saw inspired me to check out some really cool sites, and then i wanted to make my own!

Favorite website: https://cinni.net

Favorite thing about the small web?
the culture of things to put on your website like stamps, adoptables, blinkies and cliques, humans are always looking for ways to show themselves to others and i think these are all fantastic ways of doing so

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the way its become so centralized and sterile
From: tulpac
on May 06, 2022

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much respect for the work you do o7

How did you find the small web?
a certain internet forum lead me to spacehey, where this site features prominently on one of the top groups

Favorite thing about the small web?
it's a silly little thing, but it's just nice to see people congregate on various websites rather than one giant, samey social media network

Least favorite thing about the current web?
two things compete for first place imo – the most accessible content is noise carefully curated to fuel addictions, while actual informative texts are buried under a mountain of seo-optimized blogs (getting actual human input on google requires you to search site:reddit.com, and that is really depressing)
From: GissyEva
on May 04, 2022

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Hello! I've been looking at this site for quite a while since I've worked more on my own site and I have to say: It has been fascinating, especially the zines!! :D

How did you find the small web?
Neocities. ^o^

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Honestly, the lack of customization and how it seems that social media has been kinda run by bots nowadays. Bleh..
From: Sadness
on May 04, 2022

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Test

From: UltimateSpork
on April 28, 2022

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This is neat. There are some spammers here btw.

Favorite thing about the small web?
Has more freedom and cool stuff instead of the boring sterile and censored modern web.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Garbage content thats designed to make people dumber.
on April 26, 2022

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Just wanted to let you know I saw this website and am not a spam bot. There's a lot of spam bots on this guest book!

How did you find the small web?
Uhh, gemini?


Favorite thing about the small web?
No corporate interests allowed.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The propaganda
From: Elizabeth
on April 26, 2022

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Cool website!

How did you find the small web?
Neocities

From: ashton
on April 22, 2022

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HELLLO idk much about this site but it's very cool ^_^ hello fellow 2000s enjoyers!!

How did you find the small web?
thru blinkies.cafe !!!!!!

Least favorite thing about the current web?
lack of pixels
From: schmudde
on April 21, 2022

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See yah around gemini!

How did you find the small web?
IndieWeb IRC

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creativity

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The similarity
on April 21, 2022

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Ahhh guestbooks. Really pretty site :)

How did you find the small web?
Just a night of thoughts

Favorite thing about the small web?
Everything

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Nothing :D
From: Pepy
on April 19, 2022

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Oh god I accidentally put my website in the message field

From: Pepy
on April 19, 2022

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https://pip-pepping.neocities.org/

How did you find the small web?
I was encouraged to return here when I saw a Tumblr post about it. I remembered I kinda did HTML/CSS when Deviantart still had that option, so I took the plunge

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Lack of customization, for sure. People can get away with using fonts and special characters on places like Twitter, but 1) that's probably hell for screen readers 2) you can use actual fonts on your own website
From: plate
on April 18, 2022

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this place has style, good work!

How did you find the small web?
if you mean this place, then cadence.moe -> sadgrl.online -> here in general i think it was seeing stuff like neocities, and luke smith's landchad.net project, but i never explored much

Favorite thing about the small web?
it's very human

Least favorite thing about the current web?
centralisation, a few large platforms shouldn't be the internet for so many people. things like the yesterweb encourage community
on April 18, 2022

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oh cool a guestbook, we will come back soon!

How did you find the small web?
lol found this here from a friend in irc

Favorite website: https://razorback95.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
No bloat required! And we can run it on old machines!

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Google and M£taV£r$e
From: absent
on April 17, 2022

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braided my hair this morning. pretty good. been wondering if i should cut it so i can look more masculine? but i REALLY like having my hair long. idk. anyway this is cool. im making a neocities rn, probably to hold comprehensive info about my OCs. i need a place to compile information about them that i can easily send to my friends. anyway. hope everyone's having a good day and if you aren't i hope it gets better :]

Least favorite thing about the current web?
NFTs, algorithms
From: mor
on April 17, 2022

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mor was here

From: Wind
on April 15, 2022

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aw hell yeah a guestbook

How did you find the small web?
from the yesterweb ring

Favorite thing about the small web?
fuck NFTs and web3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
un everything lmao
From: Tycho-2
on April 14, 2022

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They say you can't go back to the good old days but I feel like this is pretty damn close. Thanks for keeping it real!

How did you find the small web?
thru an irl friend

Favorite website: https://bogleech.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
It feels like when i was a kid and the only freedom I had was the internet, and I could find little digital escapes to hide into. It's an adventure and genuinely enjoyable to explore.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Corporations centralizing and sanitizing everything, or maybe the weird new social landscapes that have developed on social media where complete strangers feel entitled to interact with you in like, the worst ways. Everything is an advertisement or a performance, as if when people aren't selling something they need to prove something about themselves or someone else.
From: anis
on April 14, 2022

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found out about your site on reddit ! i love how you managed to revive what used to be the internet on your website. keep going, love from paris

Least favorite thing about the current web?
i hate browsing the same websites everyday. i wish i could go back in time to discover new sites
From: HorsePie
on April 13, 2022

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Hello! This site is really cool and I hope I can make something like it in the near future! Have a good day!

How did you find the small web?
Those cool little website link thingys people put to link to other sites :)

Favorite website: https://cybergrunge.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
It promotes a good message and is presented really well!

Least favorite thing about the current web?
just how bloody centralised its all become! And this web3 nonsense is only going to make it worse!
From: AJ
on April 13, 2022

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Hello, you guys cool!

How did you find the small web?
I can't really remember...

From: eli
on April 13, 2022

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even though i wouldnt even consider myself conscious at any point during its reigning era the geocities web aesthetic is by far my favorite of all time

How did you find the small web?
i dont remember exactly where but i know it was through me scavenging random pages for silly 88x31 buttons


Favorite thing about the small web?
i love looking at all the silly and extremely stupidly well made and amazingly designed sites

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the soullessness
From: lucss21a
on April 12, 2022

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I just found out about this on r/neocities discord

How did you find the small web?
Well, it's curiosity.

Favorite thing about the small web?
Flashy gif gallore and wacky text effects

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Javascript, mainly
on April 12, 2022

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i think we should ban facebook

How did you find the small web?
Don't remember, probably tumblr


Favorite thing about the small web?
I love being able to customize everything about my site to be exactly how I want it, and I love seeing what other people do with that power

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Pick a random trait of twitter.com. That website is seemingly designed specifically to maximize misery. The ideal website, in my opinion, is just the opposite of twitter. But to give a specific answer, corporate ownership of everything.
on April 12, 2022

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Guys, if you use computers, get a website. https://landchad.net/ (Thanks LukeSmith)

How did you find the small web?
Through Bugswriter (very cool tech guy) http://bugswriter.com/

Favorite website: https://lukesmith.xyz/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The individualism and the following creativity & freedom.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Big media corporations basically own (majority) the used internet which gives them a lot of control -not a fan. Also, AHHH, I DONT LIKE THE GAY UWU FURRIES!!
From: Firestarter
on April 11, 2022

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I've been whining about the way I hate the new web and miss the old one for AGES and now I suddenly find this project. I'm feeling at home. Thank you. Definitely will make my own place in the net and try to join the community as soon as life lets me live a little.

How did you find the small web?
A post on Tumblr

Favorite thing about the small web?
Call me old (which I'm not) but it brings back the feeling of when the Net was new and magical and exciting. There so much stuff that got pushed out by the gentrification of the Internet. And no constant pressure to stay online 24/7. I love this. I'm gonna cry. I wanna be one of you. I used to code as a kid for this stuff precisely. TIME MACHINE IS REAL.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
THE LACK OF PERSONALITY. With the exception of Tumblr (which is arguably the closest to the old Web spirit out of the major social websites), every other site is like. Here you can change your avatar and if you're lucky you get a banner. Where did the customization go where are my glittery backgrounds and unreadable acid fonts. Why must everything be an equivalent of a sterile hospital (but with ads on every wall). Ugh.
on April 09, 2022

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My site started out as an HTML/CSS learning project, but now I keep it as my own place on the web. The $136USD it costs per 3 years is more than worth any free social media platform out there

How did you find the small web?
Tumblr

Least favorite thing about the current web?
How it’s centralized on less than 10 major websites
From: gonna make it for sure
on April 09, 2022

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so many soldiers fake, so they break and they bodies shake

How did you find the small web?
takin' no shortz

From: adabunn
on April 09, 2022

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haiiii

From: casper
on April 08, 2022

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arf :3

How did you find the small web?
under my bed!!!!!!!!

From: olliepup
on April 08, 2022

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whoeever is reading this i love love love you so much andyou are so pretty andgoreous and i care abt you and love you

How did you find the small web?
w e n d i g o o n !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: ollie
on April 08, 2022

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WOOF

How did you find the small web?
wendigoon

Favorite thing about the small web?
the storiez

Least favorite thing about the current web?
NOTHUNG
on April 06, 2022

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GRAND WAS HERE!!! <3 love you all

From: geebz
on April 06, 2022

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This stuff is really cool! It's so wonderful to see people devoted to making something so personal and having the generosity to share it. I just wanted to say thanks!

How did you find the small web?
From a tumblr post


Favorite thing about the small web?
It just all feels so personal, like people are just here to make things for their own sake. The web today can be so full of grifting/hustling and I just want to see more spaces that are fun and personal without a profit motive behind them.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Well I guess I already put it above but it feels like so much of the current web is people just trying to earn a buck or get ahead, but maybe that's not entirely the webs fault and more just a thing with society? I'm no sociologist I just wish the world was full of more spaces where people just wanted to share who they are and didn't have to feel like they gotta grift to get what they need.
From: Sambi
on April 06, 2022

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I like the feel of the website

How did you find the small web?
Some wendigo told me

Favorite website: http://www.killercoke.org/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The nostalgia for a time when I wasn't alive

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the pretentiousness
From: Hectoreumesmo
on April 06, 2022

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E aí rapaziada mandando aquele salve

From: Frootjuce
on April 05, 2022

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you guys are pretty epic. im glad theres a group of people like this

How did you find the small web?
i think i just went down a rabbit hole too hard and found heaven.

Favorite thing about the small web?
well most of it, but partially the fact that the people here know how to make music and thats pretty epic

Least favorite thing about the current web?
most of it doesnt have a dark theme on default, and also the fact that it endlessly contributes to the worst kind of dystopia that sucks too. i would rather the world not become cyberpunk hell until i have an outfit for it.
From: J8-Bit
on April 04, 2022

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Play Mega Man RAM/Mega Man Boss Exchange!

How did you find the small web?
One of my college roommates

Favorite website: https://magmmlcontest.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Retro graphics/custom pixel art

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Negativity
From: Keahi
on April 04, 2022

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Hi

How did you find the small web?
Wendigoon

From: x10102
on April 03, 2022

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#oldnetisnotdead!

How did you find the small web?
Browsing Neocities

Favorite thing about the small web?
Creativity, the *aestethics*, a bit of mystery. A way to express yourself.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Terrible design, omnipresent political debates, no "soul"
From: Gardenhead
on April 02, 2022

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wow this rocks

From: Seth
on April 02, 2022

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Awesome project!!!! I cant wait for more!

From: pug
on April 02, 2022

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eeehhhhhhh

From: mars
on March 31, 2022

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owo!

How did you find the small web?
hypanogic archives site i think!

Favorite thing about the small web?
its all so aesthetic, and you can tell that people really put heart into it.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
rampant advertising. :( capitalism thrives ig
From: Zabler
on March 31, 2022

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thanks <3

How did you find the small web?
coincidental

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creativity and nostalgia <3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Everything looks and feels the same
From: Josef
on March 31, 2022

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I love the things you stand for, the content you bring such as the webrings and links page, as well as the community you guys have.

How did you find the small web?
Looking if someone was emulating the feeling of old Japanese ISP websites, and then one thing led to another and I found myself here and NeoCities.

Favorite thing about the small web?
community, individually

Least favorite thing about the current web?
severe lack of privacy, facebook is checking your location in 4 seconds WATCH OUT
From: solar
on March 30, 2022

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i wanna stay on here forever, love from kuwait

How did you find the small web?
from a spacehey group!

Favorite thing about the small web?
nostalgia, closeness and community, feels more real and less scary. its refreshing to see after seeing insta, tiktok etc everywhere

Least favorite thing about the current web?
current web feels too fake, people are meaner, i feel like 90% of users are bots on mainstream apps and websites
From: db
on March 30, 2022

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thank you <3

Least favorite thing about the current web?
most everything
From: jojo
on March 30, 2022

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your website is chill and cool.

How did you find the small web?
i've been here for a while. there are other communities similar to this like the self-hosting community and alt protocols like gemini,zeronet,ipfs etc..


Favorite thing about the small web?
the sense of community and individualism

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the bloat and making things complicated when it shouldn't be.
From: Sofly
on March 27, 2022

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I absolutely love what you guys do, what you stand for, and the ways you all have of achievieng that, more power to you all and i hope to see your names in the foundations of a better internet

How did you find the small web?
Bumbling arround Neocities, i think i found sadness' webpage first


Favorite thing about the small web?
The aesthetic, and how accesible it is, the lack of need for knowledge on how to make a website look pretty and professional is amazing

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The little room for creativity it leaves, a profile in, let's say, twitter, is not that different from another person's, it doesn't feel like i'm watching a different person's space, rather a mold someone decided to put green dough instead of blue
From: mossman
on March 26, 2022

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<3 mmmmyy faavorite webriiiing

How did you find the small web?
i have no memories before 2020 or after 2012

Favorite website: http://oldcomputers.net/

Favorite thing about the small web?
its wicked, bro

Least favorite thing about the current web?
its so boring :(
From: JR
on March 26, 2022

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I really love this site and love seeing it grow, along with the sub communities. The zine is lovely too.

How did you find the small web?
90s kid. I can't remember how I found NeoCities but I've always hated web2.0.

Favorite website: https://dominoclub.itch.io/

Favorite thing about the small web?
The zine and finding others through the manifestos and sub-communities.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Livescroll induces nausea and no one is inclined to fix that. Algorithm just recommends me awful stuff and I don't know why.
From: DemonClaus
on March 24, 2022

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This place is so cool!

From: yot
on March 23, 2022

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Great site and keep up the good work! You really do make the small web feel a bit bigger

How did you find the small web?
I read an article about the Geocities archival that took place in 2009 and then I wondered if there's a site like it that's still around. After a few searches I found neocities and the rest is history...

Favorite thing about the small web?
There are so many talented people out there who make some really beautiful and creative sites! Also no cookies, ads or trackers to worry about :)

on March 22, 2022

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Hi! Nice to be here..

From: iyalou
on March 22, 2022

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this website introduced me to the small web! thank you for existing!! i've learned a lot through this site ^^

From: jackdaws
on March 22, 2022

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I'm slowly reading through the articles in your past zines and I love every one of them. They put in words what I struggled with for a long time, each of them in a different way, and it's really validating and comforting!

How did you find the small web?
Through a friend talking about neocities!

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Alghoritms...
From: qorg11
on March 22, 2022

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Read Deleuze.

How did you find the small web?
I woke up one day and said "I'm going to create a website"

From: tommy
on March 21, 2022

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I'm very very new here, and still figuring out how to best get involved, but I'm very excited!

From: Neonriser
on March 21, 2022

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Thank you for uniting many amazing and like-minded people from all over Neocities and beyond!

How did you find the small web?
It happened back in 2017 when I had a random thought about fulfilling a childhood dream of creating my own personal web site. I don't know what caused this in the first place, but I know it drove me to do research on the internet on how to host a website without having to spend money. This is when I discovered Neocities, and the rest was history.

Favorite website: https://bogleech.com

Favorite thing about the small web?
I love the sense of community! By visiting their webpages, you get to understand other people and have an opportunity to put yourself in their shoes. I also love the dedication and creativity they put into their own works.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The focus on money over people.
From: IToren
on March 21, 2022

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Very cool thing u got here! I absolutely love the mission. I love how everything is so self expressive and colorful. And I love all the services this website provides too.

How did you find the small web?
zayn.world, very cool website. I believe I found it while looking for old websites on Reddit. And I think I found a thread talking about personal websites or sumthing idk lol.

Favorite website: https://zayn.world/

Favorite thing about the small web?
Definitely the creativity and expression which comes with everyone coding their own website themselves. It so nice, especially once you consider that all the other websites basically have white backgrounds with black text.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Probably how bland it is. As stated previously, any "modern" looking website is just white background with black text. Maybe some light blue if your lucky.
From: Vukky
on March 21, 2022

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the yesterweb is: Reraly Cool.

on March 20, 2022

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hello! i love so much yesterweb project is so cool, a lot informative and refreshing, great message, wish to yesterweb the best, future of the web

How did you find the small web?
browsing here and there, maybe through theoldnet.com, yesterweb from neocities button, mostly when found neocities searching for something for learn html not social customizable for free lol


Favorite thing about the small web?
complete freedom of creativity for everyone and artists, difficult to get bored, cool nice people with cool ideas, warm, friendly and welcoming community, feeling safer and being yourself, a lot mobile friendly for mobile only users (hate popups on the whole screen, also way more friendly than socials, not feeling obligated to have soulless social apps), there's always something new to discover, perfect corner of the current and modern web

From: Zoob
on March 20, 2022

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What do you call a dog that has no legs?....................It don't matter what you call it. It's not gonna come .

How did you find the small web?
Lost and Found

Favorite thing about the small web?
http://razorback95.com/

Least favorite thing about the current web?
The Expensive Wine
From: veir
on March 20, 2022

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thank you for your work and the constant efforts to keep the small web up and strong. it makes me feel comfortable knowing it's an available space

Favorite thing about the small web?
the ability to build a space freely and how the interactions with others feel more honest.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
the need to please algorythmns and the need some people have to adjust their craft because of that, people being convinced it's the norm and that there's nothing else.
on March 20, 2022

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I love the zines! It's one of the things I look forward to when I visit the site.

How did you find the small web?
A Tumblr post with Sadness' manifesto

Favorite thing about the small web?
It feels like something actually scenic and not just made-to-work and monotonous; it feels like actually getting to know people through what they write and how they style their websites, not through a gazillion posts on all kinds of topics that just show up and offer information that you are forced to/inadvertently take in all at once.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Social media sites. It feels like I'm taking things in at a chokingly high speed. Take a look at a post for a moment, scroll through it in the next. There'll always be more - everyone's talking about something - and I find myself having forgotten what I've come to the site to do in the midst of browsing it.
From: Blagi
on March 20, 2022

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I love this site and the information it provides!!

How did you find the small web?
Browsing neocities.

Favorite thing about the small web?
The creativity and personality.

Least favorite thing about the current web?
It is owned by a handful of companies and is very same-y
on March 20, 2022

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woohoo a guestbook!! thanks for everything you do sadness, I hope you have a wonderful day!

How did you find the small web?
I honestly don't remember, I'm always on the lookout for cool obscure stuff.

Favorite website: http://tilde.town

Favorite thing about the small web?
that you have your own creative space that you have complete control over and no paywalls behind basic site features COUGH weebly COUGH

Least favorite thing about the current web?
how social media and has become the norm and consumes people's lives with their addictive algorithms and scummy business practices. if Facebook, insta, etc as it is today existed in the 90's it wouldve been considered as dangerous malware
on March 20, 2022

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Grateful for what you do!

From: lime360
on March 20, 2022

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hello

How did you find the small web?
somewhere

Favorite website: http://razorback95.com/

Favorite thing about the small web?
i want to just explore the small web

Least favorite thing about the current web?
i hate the entire internet (except the small web) also why everyone uses the internet when they can go outside and touch grass small web is for chads, the current web is for virgins
From: Sage
on March 20, 2022

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Hey Yesterweb friends! Thank you for making the Internet a better place.

How did you find the small web?
I was looking for a Geocities alternative, and Neocities showed up in a search.

Favorite thing about the small web?
A sense of community

Least favorite thing about the current web?
Manipulative algorithms