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1 Most websites had personalities and customization
Especially on MySpace where you could customize your page by learning CSS coding.
2 YouTube was a place for fun and creativity
And now it's just a dumpster fire with the crappy new layout, the 2019 COPPA update, double ads, and you can't even say what you want to say anymore.
3 Instead of Facebook, we had MySpace as the Social Media king
MySpace > Facebook.
4 We had no Twitter dumpster fires of offended people
I kinda want to go back to the olden internet, Waiting like 10 minutes for AOL to boot up is better than SJWs offended about stupid crap.
5 TheTopTens didn't exist yet
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6 The games we played with heavy nostalgia (even if most of them don't hold up)
Things only become nostalgic after years.
7 We loved to dislike George W. Bush
8 Only a few trolls, but hardly anyone got easily offended (Except for the Hot Coffee controversy)
9 Many Nostalgic YouTubers such as FRED, Smosh, AVGN, LonelyGirl15, and many more
10 Windows XP
Windows 7 was also pretty good.
11 No Cancel Culture