If we’ve learned anything from watching the turnover of tech giants like Yahoo and Myspace, it’s that internet darlings rise and fall — and there’s something darkly fascinating about watching it happen in real time.
We may now be seeing it all again with Twitter and Meta (the corp formerly known as Facebook). Some of us will mourn the loss of the communities and connections that we’ve created in the virtual spaces owned by these billion dollar companies, while others of us will enjoy chuckling over the graves of these once unstoppable behemoths.
Whatever your thoughts and feelings may be, the values and trends and hopes and ambitions that go into the architecture of the virtual world say as much about us as the architecture of the real world, hence this two-story episode reprising tales of two now-defunct virtual worlds.
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