History DeaderThanDisco / NewMedia

5th May '16 2:33:57 PM aye_amber
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* During the TurnOfTheMillennium, ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' was ''the'' biggest thing on {{Internet}} media. Names such as Strong Bad and Trogdor were huge memes, it had [[Music/StrongBadSingsAndOtherTypeHits a soundtrack]], [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople a video game]], [[VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory a crossover appearance]], and bonus tracks on ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', and the Brothers Chaps were able to make their livelihood on DVD sales, T-shirts, and other merchandise. Unfortunately, the site's content slowly trickled to a halt as the Brothers Chaps gained more responsibilities, such as having two daughters and taking on professional {{television}} work on shows such as ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', eventually culminating in a three year SeriesHiatus. At this time, web media evolved in a big way as things like YouTube and [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] took off, and the fan-base moved on to other things. When the website released its first major toon in years on AprilFoolsDay 2014, a small percentage of fans rejoiced, but it simply didn't make the waves that you'd expect something that came so close to mainstream would make. Nowadays, the site releases a handful of toons a year, and it seems as though ''Homestar Runner'' will be thought of as a thing of UsefulNotes/TheOughts rather than a staple of internet media like ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''. The store's official description of the Trogdor T-shirt (once their best seller) lampshades this:

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* During the TurnOfTheMillennium, ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' was ''the'' biggest thing on {{Internet}} media. Names such as Strong Bad and Trogdor were huge memes, it had [[Music/StrongBadSingsAndOtherTypeHits a soundtrack]], [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople a video game]], [[VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory a crossover appearance]], and bonus tracks on ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', and the Brothers Chaps were able to make their livelihood on DVD sales, T-shirts, and other merchandise. Unfortunately, the site's content slowly trickled to a halt as the Brothers Chaps gained more responsibilities, such as having two daughters and taking on professional {{television}} UsefulNotes/{{Television}} work on shows such as ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', eventually culminating in a three year SeriesHiatus. At this time, web media evolved in a big way as things like YouTube and [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] took off, and the fan-base moved on to other things. When the website released its first major toon in years on AprilFoolsDay 2014, a small percentage of fans rejoiced, but it simply didn't make the waves that you'd expect something that came so close to mainstream would make. Nowadays, the site releases a handful of toons a year, and it seems as though ''Homestar Runner'' will be thought of as a thing of UsefulNotes/TheOughts rather than a staple of internet media like ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''. The store's official description of the Trogdor T-shirt (once their best seller) lampshades this:
30th Apr '16 12:10:21 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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** Friendster was the first to go through this process, losing most of its Western userbase to Website/MySpace in 2004-05. It has since been considered one of the defining examples of a fallen social network, subjected to AnyoneRememberPogs-style [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mFJdOsjJ0k jokes]] by ''Website/TheOnion''. Cushioning its fall, though, was the fact that [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it stayed popular in southeast Asia]], where it evolved into a social gaming site that lasted until 2015..
** Website/MySpace, the site that dethroned Friendster, went the same way due to competition from, and attempts to [[WereStillRelevantDammit catch up with]], Website/{{Facebook}}, which bit into its market share in the late '00s. The site eventually reinvented itself, but it's a pale shadow of what it once was, remembered mainly by '00s kids for its population of {{emo teen}}s and pages filled with garish graphics and music.

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** Friendster was the first to go through this process, losing most of its Western userbase to Website/MySpace in 2004-05. It has since been considered one of the defining examples of a fallen social network, subjected to AnyoneRememberPogs-style [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mFJdOsjJ0k jokes]] by ''Website/TheOnion''. Cushioning its fall, though, was the fact that [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it stayed popular in southeast Asia]], where it evolved into a social gaming site that lasted until 2015..
2015.
** Website/MySpace, the site that dethroned Friendster, went the same way due to competition from, and attempts to [[WereStillRelevantDammit catch up with]], Website/{{Facebook}}, which bit into its market share in the late '00s. '00s - reasons varying from [=MySpace=]'s target audience growing up and moving on to Facebook, which was seen as more mature (the vast majority of its first users were college kids). The site eventually reinvented itself, itself into a music sharing platform (by the end of its lifecycle, the only real users were music bands), but it's a pale shadow of what it once was, remembered mainly by '00s kids for its population of {{emo teen}}s and pages filled with garish graphics and music.
29th Apr '16 12:05:26 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Enhanced CDs was a technology that added computer data to CDs; once put in a computer, Enhanced CDs opened software that allowed users to check out music videos, websites, wallpapers, and other bonus content. Once immensely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consumers eventually grew tired of the automatically-opening software that guzzled system memory. Even worse, some companies like Sony went one step further and used enhanced content for CopyProtection. The massive backlash during the Sony rootkit scandal and the failure of Disney’s [=CDVU+] technology helped phase out the Enhanced CD format.

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* Enhanced CDs was a technology that added computer data to CDs; once put in a computer, Enhanced CDs opened software that allowed users to check out music videos, websites, wallpapers, and other bonus content. Once immensely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consumers eventually grew tired of the automatically-opening software that guzzled system memory. Even worse, some companies like Sony went one step further and used enhanced content for CopyProtection. The massive backlash during the Sony rootkit scandal and the failure of Disney’s [=CDVU+] [=CDVU+]=] technology helped phase out the Enhanced CD format.
29th Apr '16 12:04:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In Latin America, ''[=MetroFLOG=]'', ''Fotolog'' and ''[=Hi5=]'' were ''the'' social networks used by many before Facebook took off in popularity. They began to dwindle at the start of TheNewTens, and the first two closed within seven months of each other (July 2015 and February 2016, respectively), while the latter was sold and shifted to a "social gaming" site. As with Myspace and its association with emo teens, all three sites are nowadays mostly remembered for the great amount of teenagers annoyingly writing posts in XtremeKoolLetterz.

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** In Latin America, ''[=MetroFLOG=]'', ''Fotolog'' ''Fotolog'', and ''[=Hi5=]'' were ''the'' social networks used by many before Facebook took off in popularity. They began to dwindle at the start of TheNewTens, and the first two closed within seven months of each other (July 2015 and February 2016, respectively), while the latter was sold and shifted to a "social gaming" site. As with Myspace and its association with emo teens, all three sites are nowadays mostly remembered for the great amount of teenagers annoyingly writing posts in XtremeKoolLetterz.






29th Apr '16 6:35:38 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Enhanced CDs was a technology that added computer data to CDs; once put in a computer, Enhanced CDs opened software that allowed users to check out music videos, websites, wallpapers, and other bonus content. Once immensely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consumers eventually grew tired of the automatically-opening software that guzzled system memory. Even worse, some companies like Sony went one step further and used enhanced content for CopyProtection. The massive backlash during the Sony rootkit scandal and the failure of Disney’s [=CDVU+] technology helped phase out the Enhanced CD format.
26th Apr '16 9:30:49 AM hamza678
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* In UsefulNotes/TheOughts, Apple's Final Cut Pro was ''the'' professional video editing software program, being used for many Hollywood films. In 2011, the release of Final Cut Pro X completely demolished its reputation with film editors with its revamped interface and lack of support for existing post-production workflows. Many editors went back to Avid and Adobe Premiere, even though Apple made changes to try to placate editors. How far has Final Cut Pro fallen? A [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/13/10029498/apple-final-cut-pro-x-assistant-editor-job-adobe-premiere-avid job listing]] for a video editor to create promos for Apple lists editors experienced in Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer. It seems that even Apple doesn't want anything to do with Final Cut Pro X.
* Google Glass, like a lot of Google projects, was seen as the potential to change the world. However, privacy concerns (people not wanting to be filmed covertly), backlash from theaters (bootlegging concerns), and the "Glasshole" stereotype led to frosty reception, and the introduction of smart watches ended up sinking the ship. Now it's just another footnote in Google's history.
* In the older times, {{computer virus}}es would often show funny messages or graphical effects after their activation; most of those viruses were created as (very nasty) pranks or to demonstrate one's programming skills, and so their authors wanted to show off. Today's malware, however, is created with much more pragmatic purposes in mind (such as stealing passwords or credit card numbers) and it's in the author's interests ''not'' to give any hints of the program's presence, so these flashy effects are pretty much a thing of the past.
* Adoptables - those little sprite creatures - usually mythical animals like [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] (or sometimes [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} pokémon]]) that you attached to the bottom of your forum signature with a code and grew from egg to adult as other people clicked on them. There were dozens of different websites to adopt them from, often designed on amateur platforms like freewebs (now known as Webs). Dragon Cave and Chicken Smoothie were among the most popular of these. They were popular from around 2006 to 2010 but slowly started to be seen as one of the cornier aspects of 2000s forum culture and began to phase out. They still exist, though, and some websites like [=MagiStream=] still remain active.


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** Website/MySpace, the site that dethroned Friendster, went the same way due to competition from, and attempts to [[WereStillRelevantDammit catch up with]], Website/{{Facebook}}, which bit into its market share in the late '00s. The site eventually reinvented itself, but it's a pale shadow of what it once was, remembered mainly by '00s kids for its population of {{emo teen}}s and pages filled with garish graphics and music.


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* Reaction videos were quite big around the early 2010s, and channels like Creator/TheFineBrothers raked in tons of subscribers and views. However, in February 2016, the popularity of said videos were utterly destroyed after The Fine Bros. attempted the [=ReactWorld=] project. Basically, the brothers attempted to trademark the word "react", and even began taking down certain reaction videos simply because they had the word "react" in the title. To put it bluntly, it was met with almost ''universal'' disdain, and they experienced a ''massive'' loss in subscribers. Although they later stopped the project, it put a massive bump in the road for reaction videos, as many reactors have lost subscribers or even retired their career, while channels like IHateEverything and Grade A Under A gained popularity for their videos criticizing the reaction genre as a whole.
* [[{{Fanvid}} "Tribute" videos and AMVs]] (Anime Music Videos) on Website/YouTube. Back in the heyday of 2006-2009, it was common among the younger users to make slideshows/video collages of something, usually a sports team or fictional character, set to a song (usually Music/LinkinPark, Music/GreenDay, Music/SimplePlan, Music/ThreeDaysGrace or similar). Nowadays, with platforms such as Website/{{Tumblr}} where people can blog and discuss such things more extensively, such videos are now considered obsolete or redundant. It didn't help that the videos always had a hate fanbase among the more "mature" users, who found them {{narm}}y and {{cliche}}d. Furthermore, the heyday of tribute was a time when Website/YouTube was still fairly permissive when it came to copyright. With YouTube becoming increasingly litigious in its pursuit of infringers, AMV makers are doubly at-risk -- will they get flagged by a record company, or by any entertainment company? Consequently, thousands upon thousands of tribute have been LostForever and their makers banned since the crackdowns, leaving the practice unappealing. An easy way of telling if a YouTube user was under the age of 17 was by whether or not they had a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke]] tribute set to [[Music/ThreeDaysGrace "Animal I Have Become"]] or [[Music/{{Disturbed}} "Down with the Sickness"]] or a "[[Music/LinkinPark Linkin]] [[Manga/DragonBall Ball Z]]" video in their uploads.
* During the TurnOfTheMillennium, ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' was ''the'' biggest thing on {{Internet}} media. Names such as Strong Bad and Trogdor were huge memes, it had [[Music/StrongBadSingsAndOtherTypeHits a soundtrack]], [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople a video game]], [[VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory a crossover appearance]], and bonus tracks on ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', and the Brothers Chaps were able to make their livelihood on DVD sales, T-shirts, and other merchandise. Unfortunately, the site's content slowly trickled to a halt as the Brothers Chaps gained more responsibilities, such as having two daughters and taking on professional {{television}} work on shows such as ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', eventually culminating in a three year SeriesHiatus. At this time, web media evolved in a big way as things like YouTube and [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] took off, and the fan-base moved on to other things. When the website released its first major toon in years on AprilFoolsDay 2014, a small percentage of fans rejoiced, but it simply didn't make the waves that you'd expect something that came so close to mainstream would make. Nowadays, the site releases a handful of toons a year, and it seems as though ''Homestar Runner'' will be thought of as a thing of UsefulNotes/TheOughts rather than a staple of internet media like ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''. The store's official description of the Trogdor T-shirt (once their best seller) lampshades this:
-->Nothing says "I was in college in the early-to-mid 2000's like a shirt with everyone's favorite beefy-armed dragon.
* In the mid-2000s with the rise of YouTube, Sped Up or "Chipmunked" videos were once a hugely popular way of taking a well known video or movie and making them sound or look ridiculous by just plopping them into Windows Movie Maker and adding the speed up effect to the clips for comic effect, with the default pitch raise of the option being an added bonus. Predictably, the novelty of the fad wore out its welcome in a hurry due to overuse, and its use is now seen as annoying instead of funny. It's quite hard to find examples of it being used in contemporary works. That later editions of Windows Movie Maker fixed the speed up option so that it doesn't raise the pitch helped put a damper on this fad too.
26th Apr '16 6:22:11 AM HighCrate
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya Ouya]] was a promising open source gaming console that attracted a lot of hype with claims of being cheap, easy to run, easy to write games for, and easy to publish - no need to go through a big-name publisher. The company was an underdog funded by Kickstarter and the hardware was Android. However, they could not compete with Microsoft's XboxOne and the Sony Playstation 4, which opened up their doors to be very indie-friendly before Ouya's release. The company ran into troubles shipping units and getting games for its console, and the hardware itself was buggy and underpowered - as it turns out, most new PCs, even those without dedicated GPUs or not made for gaming, could run a majority of games just fine, and even the most recent smartphones had more power than the Ouya. The console was DOA - complaints piled up, and one man infamously, bitterly sold his Ouya near immediately to a pawn shop. In 2015 it was purchased by hardware maker Razor and the Ouya was discontinued. Open source fans are left with WhatMightHaveBeen.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya Ouya]] was a promising open source gaming console that attracted a lot of hype with claims of being cheap, easy to run, easy to write games for, and easy to publish - no need to go through a big-name publisher. The company was an underdog funded by Kickstarter and the hardware OS was Android.Android-based. However, they could not compete with Microsoft's XboxOne and the Sony Playstation 4, which opened up their doors to be very indie-friendly before Ouya's release. The company ran into troubles shipping units and getting games for its console, and the hardware itself was buggy and underpowered - as it turns out, most new PCs, even those without dedicated GPUs or not made for gaming, could run a majority of games just fine, and even the most recent smartphones had more power than the Ouya. The console was DOA - complaints piled up, and one man infamously, bitterly sold his Ouya near immediately to a pawn shop. In 2015 it was purchased by hardware maker Razor and the Ouya was discontinued. Open source fans are left with WhatMightHaveBeen.
26th Apr '16 2:37:03 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* In Wiki/TVTropes, there were once popular features such as FetishFuel, TroperTales, and [[{{Headscratchers}} It Just Bugs Me]], as well as tropes such as I Am Not Making This Up, So Yeah, and [[TrueCompanions Nakama]]. However, as misuse and the like came about, these features and tropes, as well as some others, [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings were]] [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub deleted]], Administrivia/{{renamed|Tropes}}, or [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to an offshoot wiki]]. Today, these features and tropes are no longer used, and no matter how much [[BrokenBase some tropers]] will demand to have them returned, the site's admins will not allow any appeal, and instead tropers are encouraged to [[OldShame regard the creation of these features as the worst things that ever happened to the wiki]]. Averted with Wiki/TVTropes itself, [[TemptingFate for now, at least]].

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* In Wiki/TVTropes, there were once popular features such as FetishFuel, TroperTales, and [[{{Headscratchers}} It Just Bugs Me]], as well as tropes such as I Am Not Making This Up, So Yeah, and [[TrueCompanions Nakama]]. However, as rampant misuse and mockery from other sites and the like came about, these features and tropes, as well as some others, [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings were]] [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub deleted]], Administrivia/{{renamed|Tropes}}, or [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to an offshoot wiki]]. Today, these features and tropes are no longer used, and no matter how much [[BrokenBase some tropers]] will demand to have them returned, the site's admins will not allow any appeal, and instead tropers are encouraged to [[OldShame regard the creation of these features as the worst things that ever happened to the wiki]]. Averted with Wiki/TVTropes itself, [[TemptingFate for now, at least]].
26th Apr '16 2:36:16 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* /b/, one of the many boards on Website/FourChan. In the late 2000s it was the internet's boogeyman, a central hub of memes and a force to be reckoned with. Its relevance and creative output in the '10s has dropped off significantly, both inside and outside of 4chan. There are a number of reasons this happened: the board found itself flooded with new users (many of them adolescents and teenagers) because of its reputation, many of the older users moved on to other boards (this created a cycle of newer users coming/older users going at a consistent rate), the board had a tendency to isolate itself from the rest of the site, and unlike other prominent boards that have evolved over time, /b/ has pretty much remained the same as it was around 2007, minus the rage comics. All of this pretty much assured that they get left behind as other boards moved on and influenced the site as a whole. /sp/, /fit/, /tv/, and /int/ have since stepped up as the more prominent boards of the site and have entered golden ages of their own, with /v/, /mu/, and /co/ not far behind. What was once 4chan's very core has now become an irrelevant pest in the eyes of other users.

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* /b/, one of the many boards on Website/FourChan. In the late 2000s it was the internet's boogeyman, a central hub of memes and a force to be reckoned with. Its relevance and creative output in the '10s has dropped off significantly, both inside and outside of 4chan. There are a number of reasons this happened: the board found itself flooded with new users (many of them adolescents and teenagers) because of its reputation, many of the older users moved on to other boards (this created a cycle of newer users coming/older users going at a consistent rate), the board had a tendency to isolate itself from the rest of the site, and unlike other prominent boards that have evolved over time, /b/ has pretty much remained the same as it was around 2007, minus the rage comics. All of this pretty much assured that they get left behind as other boards moved on and influenced the site as a whole. /sp/, /fit/, /tv/, and /int/ have since stepped up as the more prominent boards of the site and have entered golden ages of their own, with /v/, /mu/, and /co/ not far behind. Most of the memery shifted to /s4s/ instead (complete with obsession about dubs), and most of the trolling moved to /pol/. What was once 4chan's very core has now become an irrelevant pest in the eyes of other users.
26th Apr '16 2:32:57 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya Ouya]] was a promising open source gaming console. The company was an underdog funded by Kickstarter and the hardware was Android. However they could not compete with Microsoft's XboxOne and the Sony Playstation 4. The company ran into troubles shipping units and getting games for its console. In 2015 it was purchased by hardware maker Razor and the Ouya was discontinued. Time will tell if the Ouya attracts hardware modders and DIY fans. Open source fans are left with WhatMightHaveBeen.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya Ouya]] was a promising open source gaming console.console that attracted a lot of hype with claims of being cheap, easy to run, easy to write games for, and easy to publish - no need to go through a big-name publisher. The company was an underdog funded by Kickstarter and the hardware was Android. However However, they could not compete with Microsoft's XboxOne and the Sony Playstation 4. 4, which opened up their doors to be very indie-friendly before Ouya's release. The company ran into troubles shipping units and getting games for its console.console, and the hardware itself was buggy and underpowered - as it turns out, most new PCs, even those without dedicated GPUs or not made for gaming, could run a majority of games just fine, and even the most recent smartphones had more power than the Ouya. The console was DOA - complaints piled up, and one man infamously, bitterly sold his Ouya near immediately to a pawn shop. In 2015 it was purchased by hardware maker Razor and the Ouya was discontinued. Time will tell if the Ouya attracts hardware modders and DIY fans. Open source fans are left with WhatMightHaveBeen.
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