I'm a sentimental man and I don't really expect anyone to read this. I feel a lot that I wish that a lot of things stayed the same as when I was a teenager. I want to stress that I don't miss being a teenager nor would I really wish to return to that time, but I really do miss the way the internet was at the time. I'm from Calgary and Nexopia was what all my friends used back then. My family didn't have internet at home (unthinkable now) so I spent a maximum of 2 hours a day just interacting with people on Nex back then at the Forest Lawn Public Library. Met my first girlfriend on here, a couple others too over the years. Posted tons of pictures of my first band. Never had a big audience then but I feel that's not what it was about. My postings were for people I knew or potentially could know in real life. The more localized nature of social media at the time I think was a more healthy thing for society than what we have now. You were more easily connected to your community than isolated from it. All the newsfeeds available to you online, run by algorithms based on what you already choose to want to hear, have created a million bubbles online for everyone to essentially trick themselves into believing that their opinion is shared widely and is therefore legitimate. I don't think Nex was like that, it was just a huge telephone and we were all on the line. I miss it a lot.