You’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all the other social networking services, and it’s moving fast. Messages, tweets and updates fly through your screen like a stock market ticker giving you constant news about how your brand or personal feed is doing. The reasons why people get burned out are not too hard to understand when they stay on these services 24/7 while still working their butts off trying to make their brand or company successful. After all, you need to expand and develop the reason you are on these networks in the first place. It’s a challenge, and more than enough people get burned out to the level where they actually quit using social networking services all together.
So was it easier to network in the old days? Is it the speed of our Internet connections that has lead to people burning themselves out so fast, or is it because they are trying to haul in too much information into their brains? It could be, but it’s of course different from person to person and how they use the social networking services. If today’s services had been available back in 1997, then what? What would they look like? Would things have been a lot slower then? Surely!
This retro view of yesterday’s implementation of today’s social networking services comes from the brilliant minds of Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied. It’s a creative look at what we could have had back then, and how fortunate we are to have what we are able to use today. You have to notice the awesome detail that we would have used the Netscape Navigator to do all our browsing since that is just how it was back then. Retro social networking, why hasn’t anyone come up with that yet? Check out Olia’s and Dragan’s website to get the full experience!