Things Killed by the Internet (35)

1 Name: SUKOTTO : 2009-12-28 06:06 ID:GPxN1ZHH

This video has 10 but there are so many, many more. Like libraries.

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-03 04:55 ID:jH3Ll718

Physical media killed by Spotify, Youtube, P2P etc. I don't want to own a physical copy of anything anymore - with the exception of books and magazines.

Television killed by Youtube and P2P. Do they still broadcast offline?

On a personal level: conversation skills and the ability to read behavior killed by IM and message boards.

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-04 23:13 ID:nK+pGWNs

How much things will be killed by the net in coming decade? or 3 decades? How deeply our society will be changed by that?
We have YouTube, and need no university: We can find good course videos there.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-05 11:47 ID:WrIdYtRw

Yes, television had killed books and theatre

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-08 06:54 ID:Heaven


6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-09 17:06 ID:O48Yye8g

Eh, libraries are fine. especially in places where not everyone has internets at home...

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-14 12:38 ID:8s9D20ZU

The thing that makes me sad is how more people go to libraries these days for the free internet than to get books. Sometimes I'll go and there will be a two hour queue for the computers and not a single person browsing the books.

I guess in a way the internet is keeping libraries alive, but it's more of a curse since they aren't being used for what they should be used for.

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-16 20:51 ID:Heaven

I agree. I occasionally go to the New York Public Library and it seems like people only go there to use the computers. It is sad indeed. Nobody seems to enjoy sitting down and reading a good book these days.

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-18 15:10 ID:GIkyfLY7

Common sense. When a person starts talking about casualness, specializations, posting something helpful or nice to know, or provides munchkinning classes there is always some 12 year old who thinks he can do better with something different. Except that something different is actually the same thing but using more coffee.

Videogames. They just aren't any fun when there is some 12 year old who thinks he can do better with something different. Except that something different behaves differently because the kid munchkinned its maximum.

Fun. There is always some 12 year old who thinks that it's better to max everything and use one trick to kick ass rather than playing around and actually doing something different for a change.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-02-23 20:30 ID:Heaven

(I think >>9 has had a bad experience with 12 year olds...)

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-03-01 03:25 ID:gbqJU6ec

Morals and common sense....

you can't believe how stupid and ignorant people let themselves to be on the internet...

it also releases an ugly side of people.

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-03-05 05:27 ID:Em2rzEHd

i am accessing from a computer terminal in a library at this very moment, sir

13 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-03-06 12:10 ID:ZWtcst9m

The internet killed libraries because people go there only for the free internet and don't even go near the books.

Case in point.

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-03-23 22:44 ID:F7DfVVqe

You're stupid. If people are going to libraries, then they are not being killed. When people stop using services altogether (eg record stores and video stores) THEN they die. Why complain when somebody DIDN'T take the book you wanted, but still contributed to usage statistics?

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-04-07 18:38 ID:OeuchSNL


Because fucking noisy assholes ruin the library with their conversations and Youtube watching.

I don't care if it means the books are more contested, I'd rather have a library than a "media center." Remember when this kind of place was where the quiet, introverted people hung out? Yeah, not anymore.

16 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-04-21 01:11 ID:kf73t7F5

As somebody who works in a library and hangs out with librarians, I've learned that most librarians love the Internet and welcome it -- librarians are all about helping people find out information, and of course the Internet is a very convenient way of doing so. If a librarian can find a detailed information all online, so much the better, although there is still a lot of information that can be only found in books.

Besides that, there is still a need for books. For one thing, you can rely on hard copies in case of power or disk failure. And when it comes to reading fiction, most people still prefer the real thing to staring at screens.

As for >>15's complaint, it's not really the Internet's fault that >>15's libraries are noisy. It's up to the library and its patrons themselves to enforce noise etiquette.

17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-04-21 02:42 ID:nzCQ+kRW


18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-04-25 22:12 ID:1mZdOHaN

Slang. There's just no cool slang anymore.

19 Name: Anonymous : 2010-04-27 17:09 ID:6qs6Kwud

The Governments of the world collude to censor the internet

We Anon collude to stop them by spreading the message of opposition to this subversion.

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-05-01 09:19 ID:Heaven

"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."

21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-05-06 09:02 ID:RXERJTy9

I now do all my paper research via online journals. :(

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-05-07 10:57 ID:Eh9i4tky

The English language and orthography.

23 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-04-04 23:46 ID:kjitUQRI

Scientolo- Wait, no. Not yet.

24 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-04-05 20:08 ID:wmr6GmaO

Master's student here and I could not agree with you more. I have never had to go to the library once. It's all internet and google scholar now (in which most articles in it BTW, the library system gives me for free).

I usually go to the library to just browse the books (the fiction section). Once I went to the department library thinking they would have a copy of a thesis I was studying but it only existed in the electronic format. I actually like to read things that is printed on dead trees.

Very often I feel like I am missing out on a big aspect of research because I don't go to the library. Librarians know a lot about information retrieval and there are lots of seminars/meetings/whatever by them to teach people how to research properly.

25 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-04-15 17:28 ID:W4L052bE

Human interaction.

26 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-04-18 09:55 ID:L7SH1snI

I'm interacting with you right now, shitface.

27 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-05-13 03:16 ID:LDVB36P0

Libraries, newspapers, landlines, printed material, spelling and grammar, face to face conversations, the list goes one.

I guess that's the price we have to pay for all the good things the net has brought.

28 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-05-19 21:16 ID:pwkbUXOb

All what you described still exists.

29 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-05 08:34 ID:I/2oiCXX


>...the price we have to pay for all the things the net has wrought.


30 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-05 18:08 ID:z1DPCKOW


>net time has generally replaced television time
>the net is a gigantic medium for human communication
>therefore human interaction is actually INCREASING rather than turning into a post-apocalyptic nightmare

At least this is what most research on the subject tends to say. Mind you, I can't help but feel that they neglect the very different manner in which people communicate on the net as well as the implications of net and society merging into one.

31 Name: sage : 2011-06-13 00:28 ID:Heaven


>net time has generally replaced television time

*citation needed

32 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-13 07:05 ID:z1DPCKOW

Bitch please, I have studied the impact of the net quite minutely.

Google "Plan 9 From Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for
Personality and Social Psychology"

Doesn't it make sense to you that when presented with a more interactive and immersive device of similar qualities that an audience would simply swap over? There are still many questions of social disconnection and alienation as a result of the net, but at least this fact is undeniable

33 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-15 08:49 ID:fbbH1sYa

Travel agents. There used to be a lot of these. The few I see anymore cater exclusively to Mexicans (and as such, also do phone cards, money orders, taxes, etc. so they're not JUST travel agents). People used to do this for a living. It's all Expedia or direct booking with the airlines online these days.

As a side note, the only record stores left here are also exclusively for Mexicans (and also do phone cards, money orders, and do taxes... weird how that works, huh?). I'm going to come right out and say it: white people are bad for the local economy because they buy everything online!

34 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-23 20:18 ID:937B3BqS

35 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2011-06-29 15:47 ID:mMz5ONkj

Here in Germany here are still a lot of travel agents. Maybe we have the aging population who do not trust this new-fangled internet thingy to thank for that.

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