Before advanced search engines, information floated on databases like a string of scattered islands. Communities formed out of necessity to help early users surf the boundless web.
Many of you may not be aware of the internet art communities of old, but maybe you noticed the lack of communities and the ubiquitous art you may see on the internet. I often feel alone when I post artwork online so this article “spoke” to me.
What’s interesting to me is that the quote above mentions communities forming to help users surf the web, but I think they’re still needed for another reason…just to help people connect on things they love.