The good old days

I’ve just been listening to dana boyd being interviewed by Krista Tippett on the ever excellent On Being. She recounts a couple of life changing conversations she had on BBS and Usenet - as she said “before we learned to be scared of other people”.

This brought back my own experiences on those early platforms where it somehow seemed easier to “meet” people from totally different backgrounds and learn from them.

Sadly this seems to have become harder since someone called it social media.