Nostalgia is when someone reflects on the past, a feeling that some IndieWeb community members show with regard to older, more user-friendly websites.
Subjects of Nostalgia
Members of the IndieWeb community, and those who have used the web since its early days, may feel nostalgic toward one of the following changes in the web:
- The previous simplicity of websites.
- The state of privacy on the web before advertising companies and trackers became mainstream.
- A time when blogs dominated online conversations.
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In general, any attribute of the web that has been lost in time, or can no longer be experienced to the same degree on the modern web, can be a subject of nostalgia.
The retro theme is inspired by websites from the early 2000s web.
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- https://www.webdesignmuseum.org/exhibitions: A retro web design museum that documents screenshots of famous websites at various periods in time, from Pizza Hut to Apple.
- https://gifcities.org: A website owned by the Internet Archive that is dedicated to surfacing GIFs from GeoCities.
- lost infrastructure
- Web We Found